Who owns what and when?
On 99designs, designers agree to upload only original artwork, so each designer owns the rights to their design…
Are contests limited to US-based designers?
No — designers from all over the world can (and do!) compete in our design contests, but you should make…
Who purchases stock art, the contest holder or me? When?
It’s the contest holder’s responsibility to buy any third-party elements, including stock art, so…
Who purchases stock art, the customer or designer? When?
It’s the contest holder’s (customer) responsibility to buy any third-party elements, including any stock…
Which URL should I use when reporting a design?
If you can, send the URL of the original artwork in its original context. This will make it easy for us to…
What's the non-disclosure agreement (NDA)?
99designs’ private contests require you to agree to an NDA. This is a legal agreement between a customer…
What's a non-disclosure agreement (NDA)?
99designs’ private contests require participants to agree to an NDA.
This is a legal agreement designed…
How and when do I get paid?
If you recently won a contest (congrats!), you will enter the Design Handover stage. This is where you transfer…
What are vector and raster images? When should I use them?
Vector images are made up of points, lines, and curves that can be infinitely scaled without any loss in image…
What do RGB and CMYK mean? When should I use them?
CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) color mode is used for print design. This includes logos, business cards,…