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Voting Opens For .ORG Website Makeover Contest

Public Interest Registry logoPublic Interest Registry’s .ORG Website Makeover Contest has moved a step closer to choosing a winner with ten mission-driven organisations selected to advance to the public voting round of the contest.

Voting is open until Friday, 13 December for the general public to vote online to help their favourite organisation win a newly redesigned website from OmniStudio, valued at approximately $35,000.

More details about the chosen finalists can be found in the news release below.

Public Voting Now Open for the .ORG Website Makeover Contest
Ten Finalists Vie for Chance to Win a Fully Redesigned Website

Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain, today announced the 10 organisations selected as finalists in the .ORG Website Makeover Contest. Starting today through Friday, December 13, the general public has the opportunity to vote online to help the organisation of their choice win a newly redesigned website from OmniStudio, a Washington, D.C.-based firm specialising in web design and consulting for nonprofit and advocacy groups.

The full list of contest finalists includes:

Contest finalists were selected for their unparalleled commitment to their respective causes, the positive impact they have had upon their constituents and the value that a new website will bring to helping the organisations further their missions.

“We received dozens of entries from organisations across the country demonstrating incredible passion for helping their respective communities,” said Nancy Gofus, Chief Operating Officer of Public Interest Registry. “Our finalists rose to the top because of their dedication and the potential impact they could make with a refreshed website. I encourage everyone to participate in the voting process over the next three weeks to learn more about these organisations and to help determine the .ORG Website Makeover contest winner.”

Organisation members, supporters and the general public may cast one vote per day in support of the organisation they would like to see win a redesigned website. The voting period closes on Friday, December 13, 2013.

The .ORG Website Makeover Contest is hosted by Public Interest Registry as part of an ongoing effort to empower nonprofit organisations and groups to effectively advance their causes online. OmniStudio has teamed with Public Interest Registry for the contest as a part of its annual ReachOut Project. Now in its fifth year, OmniStudio ReachOut 2014 aims to help charities and nonprofits revitalise their visual branding to better attract donations, volunteer participation and media attention.

To vote for one of these organisations, please visit pir.org/vote.

For more information about Public Interest Registry and OmniStudio, please visit: www.pir.org and www.omnistudio.com. Join the conversation about the contest on Twitter using the hashtag #dotORGmakeover.

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About Public Interest Registry
Public Interest Registry is a nonprofit corporation that operates the .ORG top-level domain — the world’s third largest “generic” top-level domain with more than 10 million domain names registered worldwide. As an advocate for collaboration, safety and security on the Internet, Public Interest Registry’s mission is to empower the global noncommercial community to use the Internet more effectively, and to take a leadership position among Internet stakeholders on policy and other issues relating to the domain naming system. Public Interest Registry was founded by the Internet Society (www.internetsociety.org) in 2002 and is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.

About OmniStudio
Located in Washington DC, OmniStudio has been instrumental in the communications activities of local, national and international institutions. Omni shares the goals and passions of its clients, especially in the areas of education, health care, the environment, and human rights. OmniStudio provides strategy, content, design, and development for online and print media including websites, newsletters, advertising, annual reports, social media, and conference promotion.