A friend of mine recently let me know about CrowdSPRING.com. It's a website that allows individuals and companies to post their graphic design needs, and then the designers submit their work to them, allowing even for feedback to the designers, and then a design is chosen...and PAID for.
I cannot believe I am just now finding this site. But I found it, and so far, I love it.
Right now, there's a contest for sippy cup designs. And with all the clients' restrictions and requests, I came up with this for a little girl's cup:
And now on to work on a little boy's cup!