There is an orphanage in Sierra Leone, Africa (the Blood Diamond country). All of the 94 kids in the orphanage lost their parents during a brutal civil war. They are the hope of a broken nation and want their story to be told. Our website is http://www.reviveafrica.com. Please visit to see how previous 99design winners have impacted our organization. Both our logo and t-shirt designs are all made from 99 design winners!
We have sold mostly to ages 16-35. Those that would shop at The Buckle or American Eagle.
This contest is for the 2nd Edition design of a previous t-shirt, titled “voice of the orphans.” This year, we want the same concept, except we are using the words “Wellington Orphanage” as the main words and “Sierra Leone, Africa” as subtitle words…or whatever.
Please do not make a violent design (no skulls). The shirt is more about hope, though I want it to have enough "edge" that a man would be proud to wear it. These kids are strong in their faith and strong bonded together through trials and suffering.
The only MUST is the continent of Africa is represented. Crosses are fine, but not a must. Do not let anything hold you back from your own style. I have been known to change my mind on the vision of the shirt because a designer just blew me away with something I would have never seen on my own.
Let the words redemption, faith, perseverance, and underdog, inspire you. This describes the children very well.
If you win, I will probably ask you to create the words “the world should know” to go on the front of the shirt. No design necessary, just lettering that matches the design on the back.
A real advantage would be to visit our STORE from our website to see past winners designs. http://www.reviveafrica.com.
Thanks and good luck