STIFF COMPETITION FOR ANNUAL ONE® CONDOMS
- More than 1.5 Million Votes Help Determine 10 Winning Designs -
BOSTON, MA – September 4, 2008 – More than a year ago, One® Condoms challenged artists, consumers, and condom enthusiasts to become the next Rembrandt of Rubber by submitting wrapper designs to compete for a chance to be made into actual condom foils. Today, One® wraps up the second-annual competition by proudly announcing the 10 winning designs that will be added to the brand’s existing signature round condom wrappers and introduced at retail in 2009.
Beginning in August 2007, the 2008 One® Condoms Design Contest quickly spread world-wide, receiving more than 1,700 entries from dozens of countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Norway, Iceland, France, Columbia, Australia, Malaysia, and Brazil. More than 1.5 million votes were cast by visitors to OneCondoms.com, and the Top 100 Designs were submitted to a guest panel of judges who chose the 10 Winners.
The winning designers will each receive a cash prize and a year’s supply of their own design. Additionally, 5,000 condoms will be donated in the winner’s name to the non-profit or health center of their choice.
In personal letters to the winning designers, One® Condoms President Davin Wedel congratulated them for a job well done. “One® is about self-expression and encouraging people to think about protection in new and interesting ways. Your work truly embodies the spirit of our brand, and we thank you for your inspired design.”
The panelists making the final decisions represent a diverse range of industries and interests, including Sharon Liao of SHAPE Magazine, Corey Schilibo of The Advocate, former Real World Denver cast member Davis Mallory, Author/blogger Rachel Sarah, and Channel 1 Releasing director/diva Chi Chi Larue. Also represented were a number of HIV/AIDS Service organizations including AIDS Project Los Angeles and AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. The winning designs are posted at onecondoms.com, and include clever entries such as “One® Night Stand” featuring the image of a bed side table, “”It Only Takes One®” showing one lone sperm in motion and “Pitch One®” which highlights a couple standing outside of a tent on a camping trip.
The 2009 International Design Contest is now underway and just one of many programs introduced by the company to inspire the public to become more engaged in discussions about sexual health. For more information about One® Condoms and its programs, visit www.onecondoms.com.
2008 One® Design Contest Winners
||Topeka AIDS Project
||“One Night Stand”
||Fenway Community Health
||Las Vegas, NV
||“It Only Takes One”
||University of Vermont Center for Health and Well Being
||“One Great Fit”
||Health Center at University of Texas, Dallas
|Jaymi Lee Padilla
||Las Vegas, NV
||Gweru Women’s AIDS Prevention Assosiation – Zimbabwe
||“One Eyed Monster”
||University Health Center, University of Georgia
||UNISEX Office Student Advice Centre, University of Sussux
One® Condoms, a subsidiary of Global Protection, is committed to the safety, education and preservation of the communities in which our customers, partners and employees live. This commitment reflects a company-wide dedication to create innovative products and programs that substantially decrease barriers to the adoption of safer sex practices, including the use of condoms.
One® Condoms strives to preserve the health of our communities by donating 5% of product sales in support of organizations that educate consumers with regard to their health, and empower the public to share their knowledge with others. The Company welcomes and supports a wide variety of partner organizations, and encourages the development of programs that speak to the diversity of their clients. One® also seeks to develop innovative educational tools and social strategies that motive individuals to engage their families, partners and peers in informed conversations about sexual health. For additional information please go to www.onecondoms.com.