While Others Look for Handouts, Scion Lends a Helping Hand

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SCION Teams Up with Cut&Paste for the FRESHLY SQUEEZED Web Design Challenge, Inviting Designers to Create a New and Improved Site Design for LA Nonprofit J.U.i.C.E. Now Accepting Entries.

As a modern-thinking auto company on the forefront of youth culture and web technology, in an economy that requires more than traditional thinking and favors innovation and change, SCION has distinguished itself through its active support of community organizations. An advocate for creative outreach to the younger generation, SCION has now teamed up with Cut&Paste to host the FRESHLY SQUEEZED Web Design Challenge. FRESHLY SQUEEZED is an online competition to design a new website for J.U.i.C.E., a nonprofit after-school program that allows the underprivileged youth of Los Angeles to express themselves through dance, music, visual arts, and MC skills workshops. FRESHLY SQUEEZED is now accepting design submissions from creatives of all backgrounds and disciplines at: http://scionjuice.cutandpaste.com.

SCION and Cut&Paste recognize the importance of supporting local community arts organizations, which face increased challenges in today's difficult financial climate. While J.U.i.C.E. focuses its resources on its programming and day-to-day operations, the FRESHLY SQUEEZED challenge invites graphic designers, illustrators, graffiti connoisseurs, web designers, coders, and hip-hop enthusiasts, as well as all-around creative types, to help J.U.i.C.E. redefine its online presence by creating an improved design for its website (http://www.rampartjuice.com). Competition submissions should take the form of a homepage design that can be applied thematically throughout the site. For prize consideration, entries must represent J.U.i.C.E.'s urban aesthetic and youthful spirit, while contributing to the site's overall functionality.

The winner of FRESHLY SQUEEZED will see his/her design adapted by J.U.i.C.E. for its homepage and overall site theme. The winner will also receive a $5,000 Grand Prize, courtesy of SCION. The FRESHLY SQUEEZED Web Design Challenge is accepting entries from February 20 through April 10. Designs should be submitted in JPEG, GIF, or PNG files on the competition site. The competition is open to United States citizens, ages 18 years and older. All work submitted for consideration will be displayed in the competition website's online gallery for viewing and commenting. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on June 20, 2009 at the Global Championships for the Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament 2009. For more information or to enter the competition, please visit http://scionjuice.cutandpaste.com.

FRESHLY SQUEEZED is grateful for the support of its media partners: FYI-Mag, Inspiredology, FAIRspot, Vectordiary, and Graphic Competitions.

About Cut&Paste
Cut&Paste (http://www.cutandpaste.com) is a social arena for the discovery, advocacy, and elevation of design. It lives as a global movement of artists, firms, and media working to strengthen creative networks through events and local support. Born in New York City in November 2005, Cut&Paste's signature event is the Digital Design Tournament, held live throughout the world each year. The 2009 tour is scheduled to take place in 16 cities around the globe. Cut&Paste additionally powers design-driven contests and events within the industry. Learn more about Cut&Paste at http://www.cutandpaste.com.

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