Violation Points (VPs)

Violation points or VPs are assigned to a designer's account when the code of conduct has been broken.  They can be assigned from losing a Logo Court case, or manually assigned by a LogoTournament administrator.  

If you accumulate over 150 violation points, administrators will be disabling your account unless there are unusual circumstances. 

We are also reserve the right to disable any account that loses an exact logo, stock art, or trace case. All violation points will expire after 6 months, with the exception of 50 point violations which expire after one year.   

Violation points are assigned as follows:

If you lose a logo court the following violation points will be assigned:

Stock Art:  50 VP
Trace:  50 VP
Similar to an existing logo (within a contest): 25 VP
Similar to an existing logo: 50 VP

If you are accused in logo court and withdraw your entry the following violation points will be assigned:

Similar to an existing logo: 10 VP
Similar to an existing logo (within a contest): 10 VP
Formatting Rules Violation: 0 VP

If you initiate a logo court and lose the following violation points will be assigned:

Similar to an existing logo (within a contest) 10 VP

If one of your comments in a contest is removed the following violation points will be assigned:

Not respecting or valuing the contest holder: 20 VP
Unprofessional Comment: 5 VP
Promotion of Designs: 1 VP
General Violation: 1 VP

If you lose a logo court caused by formatting rules violation the following violation points will be assigned:

Multiple logos in an entry: 1 VP
Watermark: 1 VP
Oversized or not Centered: 1 VP
Border: 1 VP
Unapproved Background: 1 VP