What is the design handover?

Once a client has declared a winner in their contest, the design handover process begins. If you’re the winning designer, congratulations! Here’s what happens next:

Step 1: Upload your design files

The first thing you need to do is upload the finished design files in all of the requested file formats, such as PSD, AI and EPS.

Click “Add files” and select the files you’d like to upload.  Alternatively, you can drag and drop the files directly to where it says “Drop files here to upload”.


Step 2: Sign the Design Transfer Agreement

Next, you’ll need to sign the Design Transfer Agreement. After you tick the box, a drop-down will appear where you can edit the information in the Design Transfer Agreement.

Please ensure that your name and address are correct. If you are signing the agreement on behalf of a company, you may enter the company’s name in the Full Name field.


Step 3: Send files for review

  1. Once you’ve made sure that the information is correct, click “Send files for review” to send the finished designs to the customer.
  2. Your client will then review the design files, and can request small changes if they’re needed.
  3. Once the customer is happy with the final files, they will approve the payment and the prize is awarded to you. Once your prize has been released, you can request a payout.

Frequently asked questions

How should I handle stock images in the handover?

If your design uses any stock images, it is the client’s responsibility to purchase them so the license is in their name (and to avoid any possible licensing issues). After purchase, have your client share the high resolution images with you so that you can use them in your final deliverables.

If you have chosen Adobe Stock Standard images through our Adobe Stock partnership, your client can purchase these images directly in the handover. Once the stock has been purchased, both you and your client will be able to access the stock images to incorporate in your winning design.

What is the automatic payment release timer?

If your client hasn’t approved the prize payment within 5 days (or 10 days for Logo & Hosted Website, Logo & Brand Identity Pack, and Logo & Social Media Pack contests) after you uploaded the first deliverable, the prize will automatically be paid to you.

The automatic payment release timer can be stopped by the customer if you are still working with them on revising the final design.

Will you waive the Client Introduction Fee for any follow-on work?

Yes. If you are a contest winner or finalist, the Client Introduction Fee will be waived if you continue working with that client directly in 1-to-1 Projects.  



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