Mascot Design Pricing

CUSTOM Character and Mascot Design CONTESTS

In addition to a logo, and for some businesses even more so, a brand mascot is your ambassador who welcomes clients and customers to your business. Find the perfect friend for your loyal fans by launching a Character or Mascot Design Contest in just a couple of minutes.

Get dozens of entries, choose your favorite, download high-quality files, and get ready to put it on everything you want to brand – it’s that easy!

CUSTOM Character and Mascot Design CONTESTS

Choose from dozens of creative mascots or custom characters created just for you


Tell us
what you need


Tell us what you need

Fill out our simple creative brief and decide how much you want to spend for your new mascot design.


dozens of entries


Review dozens of entries

Our community of creatives will create unique, custom entries, just for you, based on your creative brief.


your favorite


Choose your favorite

Once you’ve found the perfect character design just select it as the winner, receive full rights, and start using it!

Mascot and Character Design Contests







Unlimited Plus


Unlimited Plus


Contest upgrades

  • Private Contest: $30
  • 48 Hour Rush Contest: $35
  • Highlighted Contest: $7
  • Featured Contest: $18
  • Designer Email Blast: $25
  • Blind Contest: $20

All Mascot and Character Design Contests include:

Each contest package includes the “prize amount” that the creative who you select as a winner gets in exchange for transferring the rights and delivering final files (minus any commission charged to the creative by Hatchwise).

The higher the prize the more entries and participating creatives you can expect your contest to get.

Our character and mascot design is the definition of memorable

Very clearly the Hatchwise designers that have gone to the trouble of hunting down our website or going to our LinkedIn page, because they’re adding things to the logo that I didn’t put in the contest — they found it. It’s very clear that there are people and designers who are taking it seriously and putting in the work.

Mark Snyder

Verde Terra

We've got mascot and character design packages for budgets of all sizes

Common questions

What does it cost?
We have pricing for all budgets, higher priced packages come with a larger prize for the winning designer, which typically results in higher participation by more skilled creatives. View the pricing for all types of contests here.
Contests run for ten days, during which time you will receive entries and can request revisions. If you need work done more quickly our rush upgrade gets you results in 48 hours and usually results in more entries than a comparable 10 day contest. You can always extend your contest once it ends if you want to see more entries or want to request changes to an existing entry.​

You can run any type of design or naming contest on Hatchwise, if we do not have a specific category for your design contest please use the Custom Graphic Design category. We do not allow contests that contain any of the following: anything that may be: construed as obscene, pornographic, illegal or offensive in any way.

Yes! You can award a winner whenever you want.
You get one (1) completed entry per contest. If you need different versions of the completed entry (black and white, different tag lines etc…) you can hire the winning creative to do it after the contest is over (you get their contact details with the completed entry). If you need a entry designed for more than one company, or need more than one entry for the same company you would need to run more than one contest. Creatives have the option when submitting their entry to your contest to allow you to buy their entry once you have awarded a first place winner. Additional designs cost $100 each if available after your contest ends. All of the designs that you do not award or purchase remain the sole property of the submitting creative(s).

Absolutely! When filling out your contest brief, or at any time while your contest is active you can add images to the brief for the creatives to use as a reference when creating design concepts.

After you award your contest winner you can purchase any of the other available entries as “Additional Designs”. The option to purchase them will appear directly under the entry, and you may buy as many as you like.

Check out these featured mascot design contests

Mascot Design Contest: Hometown Orthodontics

Our office is Hometown Orthodontics and we specialize in orthodontics. We are located in the heart of Port Credit. We love helping out the community by sponsoring events/teams very frequently so we would love to have a mascot to root our office on at those events! Our target audience is ages 6-17 so a broad range. A timeless mascot that can be welcoming to all ages would be ideal!

$130.00 Prize
72 Entries

Mascot Design Contest: Singletary Fishing Co.

People who like to fish, who enjoy the outdoors and who love the water.

$130.00 Prize
16 Entries

Mascot Design Contest: Disgruntled Pelicans

This is a logo/mascot for a softball team.

$130.00 Prize
52 Entries

Mascot Design Contest: The Grass Station Cannabis Dispensary Mascot

We're a Cannabis Dispensary called The Grass Station seeking an Icon for our brand Mota. Mota is going to be the name on our packaging, swag, etc. Mota is a Spanish word for Grass, Marijuana, Weed. The vision is a happy Emoji/Icon that is fun and makes you smile. We want an icon or character that be used on our packaging as well as marketing and print. We are looking for a catchy cute happy mascot for our brand.

$350.00 Prize
253 Entries

Mascot Design Contest: MascotFrenzy.Com

We have another website, We love this logo. We aren't sure if we want a logo that has a similar feel or not. We'd like to see options for brand new ones and ones that have a similar feel and will pick the one we like the best

$400.00 Prize
14 Entries

All About Character & Mascot Design Contests

All About Character & Mascot Design Contests

First things first- what is a mascot, and why is it important to have one? Furthermore, what makes a mascot different from a logo or an avatar? Let’s find out.

What is a Mascot Design?

A mascot is a character- animal, object, or person- that represents your brand, company, foundation, etc., and, as a field, sits somewhere between illustration and logo design.

What is an Avatar?

An avatar typically resembles a real person and stands in as a representation of them instead of a photo or symbol. This field is between illustration and branding.

What is a Logo?

A logo represents a company, brand, etc., through a mascot, typography, or a combination of the two. All design principles of logo design apply, but this design is typically more straightforward and doesn’t necessarily include illustration.

Features of Professional Mascots

You don’t want to settle for just anything when you’re looking for a custom mascot for your business. These images and characters will represent your company and be a face that your audience will become intimately familiar with- think of Clippy from Microsoft Word. When you need a character or mascot, it should fulfill the following criteria:


Stock designs may be less costly, but they aren’t unique or adaptable to your needs, which is imperative for successful branding. No matter what industry you’re in or how big your brand might start off, a custom character mascot design will ensure your audience interacts with you more and sticks around to see what you can offer them.

Easy to Apply

Your mascot design will decorate many items, business cards, t-shirts, stationery, etc. You’ll need files and formats that are easy to replicate across various designs and templates, from print to web. You want your mascot to look amazing everywhere, which is why you should trust their design to high-quality artists.

Iconic & Memorable

You need people to consistently remember your brand and your mascot, associating them instantly with the quality service or products you provide. That’s where unique, tailored mascots make the difference. When a designer focuses on what your company does and what sets it apart, together with your brand style, colors, and tone, they can create an incredible custom character or mascot that you’ll absolutely love.

Vector - Based

A quality designer will give you editable Illustrator vector files suitable for small web images and large print sizes. You’ll also want PNG files with transparent backgrounds so that you can apply them wherever you want. You should also look for designs that offer custom rendering (flat vs. gradient) and Pantone color codes for consistent printing. There’s no better way to get a design than a crowdsourced mascot contest. Multiple designers will submit several ideas for your character or mascot, and you’ll pick a winner. No templates. No AI. No frustrating apps. You get your 100% unique mascot and get to use it everywhere.

What You’ll Get with Hatchwise Custom Character & Mascot Design Contests

Completely custom mascot design

The graphic artists at Hatchwise are strictly forbidden from using templates or clip art in logo design or mascot design contests. With Hatchwise, you’ll get a custom-made mascot that’s eye-catching and tailored to your industry.

Expert mascot designers

Our designers are extremely talented and passionate about what they do, so you’ll know you’re working with the best.

How a Mascot Design Contest Works

Our straightforward project brief makes it easy to describe your mascot design needs and choose a budget.

Our straightforward project brief makes it easy to describe your mascot design needs and choose a budget.

2. Get dozens of custom mascot ideas

Our global crew of professional designers will enter your contest and send you dozen of concepts. You’ll be able to give feedback to refine submissions and get the perfect mascot for your brand.

3. Choose a winning mascot design

Once you’ve found the perfect design, select your favorite mascot, and you’ll receive the final files. We’ll also transfer the copyright to you and provide you with your designer’s contact info for any future design requests. Any style, any industry- our mascot designers do it all.



You can leave feedback on designs as they come in, and you’ll have until the end of your design contest timeframe to get a mascot that meets your needs. Contests run for ten days or 48 hours in the case of a rush job.


Copyright of the brand identity is yours when you choose a winning design. Other designs submitted during the contest will still belong to the artist.


If you don’t receive the number of designs associated with your plan or if you suspect that the artists have used a template or clipart, we offer a money-back guarantee. During the design process, be sure to leave feedback so that the artists can refine their mascot designs to meet your needs.



We've created millions of designs
for companies all over
the globe

We've created millions of designs for companies all over the globe