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May News

V-Gift for Charity

This month is Mental Health Awareness Month, so the LiveJournal team is offering users a chance to support the Depression and Bipolar Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping improve the lives of those suffering from mood disorders. Proceeds from purchases of the Emerging Sun v-gift during May will be donated to the DBSA, so feel free to buy one. Or, if you really want to rack up some good karma points, get a bunch!

And don't forget: Mother's Day is this Sunday. Be a dear and check out the v-gifts shop. Send something that'll make her smile.

L to R: Emerging Sun, #1 Mom, Gift Basket, Chocolates, A Dozen Red Roses

Brand-Spanking New, Contest-Winning Themes

We know how you salivate over the prospect of new themes, especially when they're designed by users with a unique handle on both form and function.

L to R: Shiny, River at Night, Live and Learn, Vector Drips.

Who's responsible for this fantastic array of designs? We're pleased to announce that they're the winners of the HP "What Do You Have to Say?" Theme Design Contest. Chosen by Six Apart designers and outside voters from a pool of 355 entries, the winners are (drum roll please)...

First Prize: "River at Night," by Teresa Jones
Second Prize: "Live and Learn," by Li Kim Goh
Third Prize: "Vector Drips," by Terri McAllister

Extra loud applause goes to LiveJournal's very own phuck whose "Shiny", having racked up a total of 1,733 votes, was awarded the People's Choice Prize. Congratulations, phuck! We're proud to see our users recognized for their sharp eyes.

Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks to everyone who entered!

Advisory Board Nominations

We'd like to remind you that the nomination process for LiveJournal Advisory Board user-representatives has begun. If you think you're fit for the job, now's the time to nominate yourself! After all, you're the only who can do it. In two weeks, on the 22nd, the voting process will begin; we'll remind you about it again here.

If you're interested in keeping up with the nominations, watch lj_election_en. We'll post the results and announce the winner by the end of the day on May 30th. The new user-representatives will be seated on June 1st. Further details can also be found in lj_2008.

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