Copyright Issues

Designer Entries
  • Designers own all rights to their contest entries on this site, and can withdraw them at anytime unless they have won and contest and been paid for it.
  • Copyright ownership is only transferred to the Contest Holder when the contest has been paid for.
  • Designers are responsible for making sure their entries are significantly different from existing entries in a contest.
  • Any concept or idea mentioned in the contest Brief is fair game for all Designers. The exception is if the contest holder has updated the brief based on an individual Designer's concept, which is against the Client Code of Conduct.
  • Obvious concepts are considered fair game for all Designers, examples might include: a dog & cat for a pet hospital, shopping bag for an e-commerce company, a tooth for a dentist, initials for a lawyer, etc.
  • Clients may not post imagery to contest that they do not have 100% permission to use from the copyright holder or 100% own the imagery themselves. Examples: stock imagery from image sites is not 100% owned by a client.