50,000 condoms to be donated to health organizations worldwide
BOSTON, MA — ONE® condoms has announced the winners of its ONE® Design Contest. Winners include advocates, designers, and painters from Malaysia to Slovenia to the United States and beyond. The 26 winning designs will be featured on ONE’s signature, round condom wrappers.
“For more than a decade, the ONE Design Contest has given artists and advocates a platform to show their passion for art and sexual health,” said Davin Wedel, president of Global Protection Corp., parent company of ONE® Condoms. “Colorful artwork on condom wrappers serves as a conversation starter, and helps break down stigma around sexual health education and outreach.”
ONE received nearly 500 submissions and more than 125,000 votes from across the world. Designs ranged from funny and cheeky to abstract painting or art. Others portrayed important sexual health messages, including: “Step Number ONE: Get Consent.”
Fans first submit their designs using the online editing tool on the Design Contest website. Approved designs are later displayed for public voting, so fans can vote for their favorite designs to help ONE determine the 10 winners.
The “Community Pick” winner is determined by public voting. After public voting determines the top 100 designs, a panel of judges selects the “Judges’ Pick” and 8 “Runners-Up.” ONE staff members also select additional favorites called “Staff Picks.” See all 26 winning designs below.
Winners receive a cash prize and a year’s supply of condoms featuring their own designs. They also select a health beneficiary organization, to which ONE donates 5,000 condoms. A total of 50,000 condoms will be donated to condom outreach programs across the world.
ONE will also produce winning designs on condom wrappers and will distribute millions of them through public health organizations worldwide.
"Self expression is a cornerstone of ONE, and the Design Contest enables artists around the globe to use their talents to improve lives," said Christina Zwart, the company's curator of visual arts / artist alliance manager. “The contest gives our advocates a voice in the development of the ONE brand, and their art speaks volumes!”
For over a decade, ONE has hosted Design Contests that have generated more than 20,000 entries and more than 30 million votes. ONE is currently accepting designs for the 2016 Contest 3, and designs from the 2016 Contest 2 are currently in voting. ONE will run 4 contests in 2016, for a total of 200,000 condoms to be donated.
ONE DESIGN CONTEST WINNERS
Full name & location of artists listed below
Judges’ Pick: “Area Fifty ONE” by SheVibe Studios, Beacon, New York, USA
Community Pick: “ONE Happy Feeling” by Sarah Wallack, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
“Step Number ONE: Get Consent” and “Eggplant” by Anna Benbrook, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
“Please Use ONE” by Timothy Chan, Selangor, Malaysia
“Take ONE” by William Flowers, Orlando, Florida, USA
“ROCK it” by Felix Dong, Palo Alto, California, USA
“Hard ONE” by Bryan Tapia, Los Angeles, California, USA
“ONE hungry beast” by Sandra Grecu, Bucharest, Romania
“Cocky ONE” by Katie Jundt, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
“EYE” by Richard Leard, Houston, Texas, USA
“Inside Love” by Alessandro Trapletti, Italy
“More Than ONE” by Theresa Jackson, Houston, Texas, USA
“Can’t have just ONE” by Avree Ito-Fujita, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
“Honeymoon” by Jasper Pat, Ipoh, Malaysia
“Static ONE” by Natalia Tokar, Ljubljana, Slovenia
“ONE path to love” Jessica Korhumel, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA
“ONE with everything” by Justin Wilson, New York, New York, USA
“ONE + ONE” by Cherry Xie, Vancouver, BC, Canada
“EyeGato” by EyeGato, San Diego, California, USA
“68 + ONE = ?” by Paige Marogil, University of Georgia, Athens, USA
“Choose ONE” DAViA KiNG, Los Angeles, California, USA
“Become ONE” by Felix Dong, Palo Alto, California, USA
“Hand Ballet” and “Eat My Happiness” by Kitiara Shaffer, Spring Hope, North Carolina, USA
“ONE For The Road” by SheVibe Studios, Beacon, New York, USA
Launched in 2004, ONE® is a socially responsible business committed to raising sexual health awareness. ONE works with artists, health activists, and customers to make a difference in their community. As a leader in premium-branded condoms and lubricants in North America, ONE brings a fresh perspective to sexual health through a fusion of advanced product design, manufacturing technology and customer participation. ONE is a member of the Global Protection Corp. family of sexual health products. All ONE condoms are manufactured by Karex Berhad, the world’s largest condom manufacturer. A trusted partner for over 20 years, Karex Berhad purchased a stake in Global Protection in 2015 for the purpose of expanding the ONE brand throughout the world.
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