crowdSPRING Invites Designers Worldwide to Creatively Photoshop Stephen Colbert's Photo for a Chance to Win $500 and the Wining Portrait to Hang Over Colbert's Fireplace

"Art Me Up" Challenge Complements Colbert's Own "Art Stephen Up Challenge" to Find the Most Awesomely Artistic Portrait

A global contest called the "Art Stephen Up Challenge" launched by Stephen Colbert, the star of Comedy Central's Colbert Report on December 9 asked designers to Photoshop his official Colbert portrait for a chance to win a prime spot over his fireplace. crowdSPRING, the world's largest marketplace and fans extraordinaire of the Colbert Nation, couldn't pass up the opportunity to assist Colbert and launched a contest of their own called the global "Art Me Up" challenge.

Colbert enthusiasts and designers worldwide can log-on to www.crowdSPRING.com, download Colbert's portrait and photoshop it into the most crazy, silly, funny portrait ever. Through December 31, 2010, entries can be submitted at www.crowdSPRING.com. The winning entry on crowdSPRING will receive $500 and every submission will be given to Colbert for the final selection to hang over his fireplace. Submissions are also being accepted at http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/tag/art-stephen-up-challenge/.

To-date, the contest has generated nearly 200 designers on the crowdSPRING gallery. For more information, log on to www.crowdspring.com.

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crowdSPRING is an online marketplace for custom logo design, web design, graphic design, industrial design and writing services. Entrepreneurs and small businesses simply post what they need, when they need it and how much they want to pay. Once posted, over 72,000 creatives from 170+ countries around the world submit an average of 110 options for the buyer to choose from until they find "the one." crowdSPRING is a privately held company based in Chicago. For more information, visit http://www.crowdspring.com. To learn more about the world of small business, startups, design, marketing and business strategy, follow crowdSPRING's blog, their Twitter stream or their Facebook page.