99designs Champions Win Gold for Australia

Matthew Magain

Hot off the back of their recent Webby award, two members of the team from 99designs were instrumental in winning gold for Australia, as the Codaroos took out this year’s annual FullCodePress international website-in-a-day competition.

In the Wellington Town Hall at 4pm this afternoon, the FullCodePress judging panel announced that the website the Codaroos had built for their client, Lions Hearing Dogs, had been unanimously voted to be the winner, beating out Team USA’s Timaru Mental Health Support Trust website and the Te Hua Rangatahi website built by New Zealand’s CodeBlacks. The announcement was published on the official FullCodePress site:

And like that, more than 24 hours of grueling magic comes to an end. The Codaroos from Australia, after a moment of confusion about what being in the yellow corner meant, were awarded the FullCodePress 2010 trophy from SitePoint’s Sarah Taylor, as the overall winner.

The team of six included user experience advocate James Mansfield and developer Lachlan Donald. Former 99designs employee Adam Schilling was also a key member of the team.

The Codaroos: FullCodePress champions for 2010

A huge congratulations to all of the teams who participated in this amazing event. While the Codaroos were today’s winners, the end result of this exercise is that three deserving non-profit organisations now each have an amazing website.

If you’re interested in reliving the magic, you can browse through images, video interviews, the twitter archive and screenshots showing the history of each site as it evolved.