How do I choose a winning design?

Once your contest is finished, it enters the Select winner stage, which gives you 14 days to pick a winner.

We suggest you shortlist your favorite designs, and then check the following:

  • Originality of design

    We strongly recommend that you only award prizes to designs based solely on original work. Original designs should not include stock photography or clipart images, and the designers should not need to supply any fonts — text should be rasterized or saved as an outline. Check with your finalist designers that either:

    • the design is 100% original and therefore won’t attract any further license fees, or
    • rights to any non-original components of the design (such as clipart, stock imagery or fonts) are available to you. The specific costs and rights vary greatly, so it’s important to check this with the rights holder.
  • Quality and format

    Double-check that the format the designer will supply you with is what you expect. If you’re unsure, check with your printer or web developer, or see What should I ask the winning designer to provide? for more details.

Having trouble picking a winner?

It can be hard to choose a winning design. So why not get your friends and colleagues to help you?

Use our poll tool to invite your contacts to vote for their favorite designs in your contest. It can make the job of choosing a winner much easier.

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