Contest/Project Holder Guidelines
 
As a contest holder here on HatchWise you do have certain responsibilities. Please read through the guidelines below and the general community guidelines as well. , read through the Contest Holder Guidelines below:
1.
No objectionable content
 
Please do not post a contest that contains any of the following: anything that may be: construed as obscene, pornographic, illegal or offensive in any way. Please do not run a contest if your company is based on a service or product that may be considered obscene, pornographic, illegal or offensive.
2.
One completed entry per contest
 

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.

3.
If you don't pay for it you can't use it
 
The only entry that you can use from your contest is the one that you select as a winner, and that one only after you have paid the prize and the creative has delivered the completed logo. All of the designs that you do not select remain the sole property of the submitting creatives.
4.
Provide feedback for everyone
 
The majority of the creatives that submit entries to your contest (in fact, all but one) will not receive anything more for their work than the comments that you leave them for their designs. Please let each and every creative know what you think about their entries and rate each one.
5.
Be very, very polite
 
Everybody here works very hard, even if you think a submitted entry is the most disgusting thing you have ever seen in your life there is still a good chance that someone took quite a bit of time on it so politely tell them why you don't like it. There is never any reason to be rude.
6.
Hatchwise is not an escrow service and does not hold property on behalf of any person. 
 
By paying the amount of your budget (the amount you are willing to pay for the completed creative work) you are purchasing Hatchwise Credits at a 1:1 ratio (US dollars to credits). These credits will be transferred to the winning designer upon you completing your project. Hatchwise then converts the credits to US dollars at a 1:1 ratio and pays the designer the total (minus the current administration fee).
7.
Not picking a winner is not cool (does not apply to Brandstorming Sessions or Writing Projects)
 
Even though you technically don't have to pick a winner for your contest if none of the entries meet your expectations, we strongly recommend that you do. The prize amount versus the amount of work that is done per contest is very reasonable, and by selecting a winner and paying the prize for your contest you are showing your appreciation for all of the hard work that has been done for you.
8.
Consider prepaying your contest budget (does not apply to Brandstorming Sessions or Writing Projects where prepaying is mandatory)
 
When you prepay the budget for your contest, you are paying the money upfront with no option for a refund, which means that we can tell the creatives that you are serious about selecting a winning design. This can lead to a huge increase in the number of entries submitted to a contest and the quality of the entries. This option will be made available to you during the contest creation process.
9.
Do your research
 
HatchWise is the middleman in your contest/project and we make no claims whatsoever as to the originality of any of the entries that are submitted. You should do a fair amount of research and consult with a trademark attorney before using any creative material in trade or business. This applies to any creative agency and not just the creatives here at Hatchwise. As your grandma used to say "better safe than sorry".
10.
Be as detailed as possible
 
Providing as much information as you can about what you are looking for is always best. When you fill out the Design Brief be sure to provide as much information as possible about what you are looking for. When providing feedback to the designers be as specific as possible about what you like and don't like.