How do I become certified for Logo & Brand guide contests?

In order to participate in Logo & Brand guide contests, designers must have a Brand guide certification.

What is Brand guide certification?

A Brand guide certification is a badge shown on a designer’s profile. It means the designer has demonstrated knowledge of preparing brand style guides and gives the designer access to Logo & Brand guide contests.

What are the requirements for the Brand guide certification?

Designers must be able to deliver a brand guide that meets the following requirements:

  • Layered PDF file
  • CMYK color mode
  • Fonts outlined
  • 300 PPI resolution (if raster)
  • Includes all the 99designs brand guide required components
  • All placeholder text replaced with unique information (NO lorem ipsum!)

Keep in mind:

The brand guide template is there as a guideline. You are invited to customize it to deliver guides that are well-executed and tailored to the client’s brand. You can also decide to add and remove sections of the template depending on what your client provides you with. Poorly executed files will lead to your Brand guide certification application being declined.

Learn more in our guide to brand guide certification.

How do I apply for a Brand guide certification?

To earn a Brand guide badge, applicants must take a short, multiple-choice quiz and create a print-ready, PDF file of a brand guide.

If the quiz answers are correct and your brand guide file meets our requirements, you will be certified.

Apply for Brand Guide certification

What happens after I apply?

Once you have submitted your application, you can expect a response within a couple of weeks, depending on the volume of applications.

Designers will receive an email notifying them if their Brand guide application has been accepted or declined.

What if my application is rejected?

We encourage you to review our brand guide resource, correct any errors in your design, and apply again.

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