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About CreateAthon

CreateAthon is a 24-hour pro-bono creative work blitz that TRIO offers each year to area nonprofits. CreateAthon started at RIGGS agency in Columbia in 1998 and has grown into a global effort represented by more than 100 creative agencies around the world. TRIO is proud to be the exclusive CreateAthon agency for the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. Over the years, CreateAthon agencies have given millions of dollars in free services to thousands of awesome causes around the globe.

Application Process

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The application for the 2017 CreateAthon is now open!

The deadline to apply is August 18, 2017 at 5 p.m. Apply online or download the application and mail it to our office.


How does CreateAthon work?

Nonprofits apply during the summer, and TRIO selects up to five organizations in September to receive one to two pro-bono projects. The TRIO team begins working on a game plan for CreateAthon as soon as recipients are notified. TRIO will work from 8 a.m. on October 26 to 8 a.m. on October 27 to complete the projects for the nonprofits.

Who qualifies to apply?

Applications are accepted from any registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the Lowcountry area.

What types of projects can I request in my CreateAthon application?

Deliverables produced during our blitz include projects that span all aspects of traditional and digital marketing, such as logo design, print material, marketing plans, websites, social media assessments, commercials, etc.

What are the important dates to know?

  • July 10: Applications Open
  • August 18: Applications Close at 5p.m.
  • October 15-22: National CreateAthon Week
  • October 26-27: CreateAthon 2017
For any other questions or concerns regarding CreateAthon, please contact: Caitlin Ramsey at