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TechSoup Announces Show Your Impact Contest Award Winners

Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma, MediaRites Productions, Fresh Artists, METRAC named grant winners in Adobe sponsored design contest

San Francisco, CA—July, 31 2008—Ending a month-long submission period, San Francisco-based nonprofit technology assistance provider TechSoup today announced the winners of the Show Your Impact Design Contest. The contest, co-sponsored by TechSoup and its technology product donor partner Adobe Systems Incorporated, invited nonprofit organizations to share their stories and show how their use of Adobe software helped them to achieve impact and further their mission.

Participants were assessed in four categories; video, Web, print/photo, and other. The ‘other’ category was created to capture non-traditional web and mobile application entries. The organizations were also required to submit an essay explaining their design submission and the impact it had achieved. Chosen from a field of 394 entrants, the winners of the Show Your Impact Design Contest are:

– Print/Photo: Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma
– Other: METRAC
– Web: Fresh Artists
– Video: MediaRites Productions

Because of the extremely high quality of entries, and because so many organizations have achieved significant impact through their work, Adobe generously added runners-up prizes in the print/photo, Web, and video categories. The runners-up in each category are:

– Print/Photo:
Southeast Neighborhood Development, Inc.
Los Angeles & San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council

– Video:
International Rivers
Project Walk Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center

– Web:
Second Chances, Inc.
New Door Ventures

Winning organizations will each receive $1000 grants plus their choice of one of three Adobe® Creative Suite® Premium software packages. For further information about these organizations and their winning submissions, please visit

TechSoup co-CEO Rebecca Masisak commented: “TechSoup would like to congratulate the participants and acknowledge the communities that are served and that benefit from the important work of these extraordinary organizations. We are pleased to be able to offer donated Adobe products as part of the TechSoup technology capacity-building platform and showcase the real stories of nonprofits that use them.”

“It is important to spotlight nonprofits that are making positive changes in their communities because it inspires others to do the same,” said Michelle Mann, director of Corporate Social Responsibility, at Adobe. “The contest winners are shining examples of how technology can give a boost to the great work that nonprofits are already doing.”