How do I submit a design into a contest?

Submitting a design is a breeze! 

Here is a checklist of things to look for if your having trouble submitting an entry. 

  1. Is your account verified?
  2. Is the contest only available to certain designers?
  3. Is your account limited?

Once you have reviewed this list and you are set to enter the contest follow the steps below to submit your design. 

From the contest page, click the orange "Submit Design". Once you've entered a design to the contest, you will also have the option to submit another entry from your existing design's page using the same method.

Here's what each method looks like:

Submit a design from the contest page

Submit a new design from your design page


  

What to include in your design submission

 

  1. Make sure your design meets submission requirements
    We want to ensure your entries look their best – especially on retina screens. That means having your submitted entries adhere to the following standards:
    • Minimum size: 960 x 960px
    • Maximum size: 2040 x 8160px
    • File formats: PNG, GIF or JPG
    • Color mode: RGB
  2. Cropping: To keep images consistent across the site, you'll need to submit your designs at a 1:1 aspect ratio. Use the cropping tool and thumbnail preview window to highlight the eye-catching details of your design, rather than squeezing multiple versions into one thumbnail – you don't want to make your client squint!
  3. Description: By including a description of your entry, you'll increase your chances of winning by helping your client better appreciate your design and the meaning behind it. 
  4. Stock Declaration: Enter the details of any licensed images you’ve included in your design.
  5. Requirements: Agree to abide by our designer guidelines by checking the box.
  6. Submit: Click the "Submit Design" button.

That’s it! You’ve submitted your design to the contest. Good luck!

 

Remember: These requirements are for contest entries only. Once you’ve won the contest, you’ll still need to deliver final files with the correct color mode, file formats and dimensions.

Still have questions about the handover? These articles will help:
- Understanding the difference between RGB and CMYK5
- File formats explained: PDF, PNG and more1
- 8 common print file mistakes and how to avoid them3

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