What is a design contest?

A design contest is a competition between designers to create the winning design for a client’s design brief.

Here on 99designs, a client:

  1. writes a design brief
  2. names the contest’s cash prize
  3. starts their contest.

The contest has four stages that take place over a number of days.

Subscribed 99designs designers from around the world see the contest listing in the 99designs marketplace. They compete for the prize by submitting designs that meet the brief.

The client gives feedback and direction to the designers to help them improve on their designs through two rounds of competition.

Finally, the client picks a winner. The winning designer receives the prize money, and the client gets the design files, and full copyright to the winning design.

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