Contest Holder Guidelines

1. Respect the Community

Be polite and professional when communicating with the designers and 99designs staff.

2. Be Clear

You get what you ask for, so be as clear as possible in describing your project.

3. Provide Regular Feedback

Feedback is the key to getting a great result! You don’t have to comment on every design, but remember — designers won’t know how you feel unless you tell them.

4. One design task per project

We know it’s tempting to try to run a single project for your logo, website and business cards, but please don’t. Projects like that are impossible to manage. Don’t worry you can always run a project and then work with the winning designer directly for additional design needs or simply launch more design projects as necessary.

5. Keep it Clean

Please do not post a project that contains objectionable subject matter — nothing obscene, pornographic or offensive.

6. Respect Copyright

Do not ask one designer to copy the work of another designer and remember you only own the designs that you pay for.

7. Be Honest

Run a fair competition. Don’t misrepresent yourself, create multiple accounts or attempt to defraud 99designs or the design community.

Guidelines updated September 22nd, 2010.