Thursday, September 17, 2009

Rick Warren Crowdsourcing New Book Cover on

Designs pouring in for the cover of new book by The Purpose Driven Life author.GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ --, the largest marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design, last night announced that best-selling author Rick Warren is running an open design project for the cover of his new book, The Hope You Need: from The Lord's Prayer, to be published by Zondervan. Since that announcement, the website is being flooded with designs. "As of 11 a.m. East Coast time today, 327 designs have been submitted to the website," said Steve Sammons, Zondervan's Executive Vice President of Consumer Engagement. "We're announcing this morning that the winning design will now receive $5,000 rather than the original $3,000." The Hope You Need: from The Lord's Prayer, scheduled for hardcover release on November 17, was inspired by a sermon series Warren taught at Saddleback Church in Orange County, CA. It invites readers to plug into the unparalleled power that exists within the words of the best-known prayer on the planet. With his classic approachability, passion and candor, Warren will provide helpful insight and much-needed inspiration for reviving whatever seems to be dying in life. In talking about this new book Warren said, "It may be your marriage, your bank account, your career or a long-held, deep-seated dream. Anything needing renewal today can actually be brought back to life." For more information and the specific requirements of Rick Warren's book cover design project, visit: The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. (PST) September 19, 2009 and the winning designer will be paid $5,000. Warren's website for the book,, also has a link for the design contest. connects clients needing custom design work, such as logos and websites to a thriving community of over 46,000 talented designers who submit a new custom design to the site every 12 seconds. To date, has awarded more than $6 million, with more than $400,000 paid to designers in the last 30 days alone.
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