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What are the Rules of a Design Contest / Writing Project?

Please see the following sections: Community Guidelines, Creative Guidelines, Contest Holder Guidelines.

How Long Does a Contest/Project Run For?

Contests run for 10 days or 48 hours depending on the time set by the contest holder, although the Contest Holder can pick a winner and end the contest at any time. The contest Holder can also extend the contest once it is over, for 10 days at a time.

Can a Contest Holder end a contest early?

Yes, a contest holder can pick a winner and end the contest at any time.

How long does a Contest Holder have to award a winner after the contest ends?

We recommend choosing a winner within 14 days, so none of the designs are withdrawn.

Does a Contest Holder have to pick a winner?

The contest holder is strongly advised to pick a winner and pay the designer for their contest, but does not have to. If a project is prepaid it means that they have made a non-refundable payment in the full amount of their budget.

Can I buy additional designs from the contest?

You will be able to buy the majority of the designs as additional designs for $100 apiece, once a winner is a awarded.

What happens once I award a winner?

The designer will upload the files into your Hatchwise account. The files include the source file (usually .ai format), .eps, .jpg, gif, .png,.tiff and any other files that you request. You will also receive all the designers contact info.

What format do I need to design logos in to submit entries?

The format you need to design logos in depends on the Contest Holder, usually it needs to be provided in a Vector Format but bitmap is sometimes okay as well.

What format is the winning entry delivered in?

The winning entry (for graphic design entries) is delivered in the following formats:
The original, layered source file for the winning logo, with all fonts converted to shapes, as well as versions of the logo in the following formats: .jpg, .gif, .png, .tiff, eps and .pdf.
Writing projects require the winning entry to be uploaded as a text file.
Designers have 48 hours to upload the completed files into your Hatchwise account once the contest has been verified.
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