Design a greeting card for UNICEF – support fundraising efforts to help children in need!


Put your talent to a good use: support the rights of children with your design of UNICEF’s annual Holiday and New Year greeting cards!


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Two school girls holding hands at a school supported by UNICEF in Cameroon. (source)

UNICEF stands for United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund – they work to promote the rights and wellbeing of every child, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children. Within a global network of organisations in 190 countries and territories, they provide long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in the Global South.

UNICEF relies on contributions from governments and private donors, governments contribute two thirds of the organization’s resources; private groups and some 6 million individuals contribute the rest. Each year, UNICEF Switzerland produces and sells a range of greeting cards as part of their fundraising efforts.


Universal joy by ilalexa won a client’s choice award in 2015.

Design a greeting card for UNICEF!

UNICEF wants to create a new collection of Holiday and New Year greeting cards for 2017/18. These greeting cards should be attractive, appealing to both individuals and companies (who send the cards to their business partners and customers).

All funds raised through the sale of the cards go to help UNICEF in its mission to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

Your design can be festive, figurative, abstract or minimalist – it’s up to you what kind of style you go for or what imagery you include: whether cityscapes or the countryside, winter flowers or animals! It is important that your design appeals to BOTH the business and the private target group and it is inline with UNICEF’s goals – but apart from that you can let your creativity run wild!


HAPPY FONTS by blitzundbogen won a client’s choice award in 2015.

What’s in it for you?

There are a range of cash prizes up for grabs from the €6,100 in prize pool, if your idea gets selected by UNICEF you will receive a license fee and your design will be produced and go on sale in 2017 .

You get to participate in a global Crowdstorm – think brainstorming but on a much larger scale – and interact with creatives from around the world. In any one Crowdstorm on jovoto, there are always multiple prizes awarded, not just 1 or 2. So the chances of winning a cash prize are pretty high if you submit great ideas!

Prize money is awarded both by the client and the jovoto community itself. There are also awards for giving feedback to other ideas, collaborating, and rating ideas fairly.

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Winter wonderland by Kakel won a community prize in 2015.

How to participate:

To join the “Your Design Helps” Crowdstorm for UNICEF (or any other projects running on jovoto) you just need to sign up to jovoto, this is a simple process and of course, it’s free. Once you have  signed up, get creating and start submitting ideas!

If you include a link to your portfolio, when signing up, jovoto can review your previous work, skills, and creative level. That way we will know what projects suit you best in the future. 

Sign up to jovoto today, join the UNICEF Crowdstorm, and have the opportunity to win solid cash prizes plus have your greeting card design be licensed.

This Crowdstorm started on the 8th of August and the deadline for submissions is the 27th of September.


What to know more?

Here’s the Project Guide, Dora, saying hello and talking you through the brief


Helen Gimber

Helen is into creativity, collaboration & collectivity! She joined jovoto in 2015 as a guide for Textile Design projects and has been a regular fixture of the community marketing and management team since.



    I am a professional artist and have designed three Christmas cards which I would like to donate to UNICEF
    How may submit these for your consideration?

    Hi Gillian, great to hear you are interested in submitting. This Crowdstorm has closed, but you can see all the projects we have running at the moment here: