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48hourslogo designer FAQs?

What if contest holder does not confirm my logo package file?

If you have uploaded your design package file and the client has not responded for more than 3 days, you should see a “Request contest prize…” button at the bottom of the contest page.

When you click on this button, we will send a final reminder to the client to confirm the package. If still no response from the client after another 48 hours, you should see a new button says “Claim contest prize…” Click on this button and the contest prize will now be released to your account.

Note: Please don’t abuse this function. Make sure you respond to client’s questions first before click on the button to “request contest payment”

What happens to abandoned logo contests?

If a guaranteed contest has ended for more than 30 days and no activity from contest holder for more than a week, the contest will be considered abandoned and finalist designers of this contest will be able to claim the “finalist prize”.
Just go to the contest page and you should see a “Claim My Finalist Prize” button on the right column. Depending on the # of finalist designers in the contest, up to 50% of total prize can be claimed.

If the contest holder later comes back, he must select a contest winner directly in order to continue. The winner will receive the remaining 50% of the prize after uploading the logo package file.

Designer FAQs about Brand Identity Contest

Brand identity design contest can include following items:
* Business cards
* Letterhead & Envelope
* T-shirts
* Social media cover design
* Car/Truck wrap design
* Others

Please pay attention to the “Items to be designed” section to see what is required for each project.

About mock-ups and Submission guideline

Design mock-up are allowed for brand identity designs. Your design image must be 1000px in width (length is flexible) and file size must not exceed 500KB.

Brand identity design contests with multiple items

Contest winner will be responsible for delivering all request items. However during initial concept stage, you can include only 1 or 2 design items to showcase your design. The goal is to convince the client to select you as the winner. After being selected as the winner, you can then work with client to finish the rest of the designs.

About Social media cover design

Please refer to the following link for the correct image size for social media cover design. If client didn’t specify which social media, we will design for Facebook which is 828x315px

Brand identity design deliverables

You package file for brand identity contest should contain a high resolution JPG, PDF and source file in PSD or AI format for each design item.


Getting paid as logo designers

Designers are paid on following activities:

Winning a contest: Contest winner will receive the contest prize (minus 20% commission by 48hourslogo) after client confirms the logo package file.

Addition design purchase: After contest winner is selected, client is offered the option to purchase other non-winning designs. 48hourslogo will handle the payment transactions and the designer will receive 80% of the total purchase price. Go to your profile page to enable this option.

Designer invites: $5 for each invite you receive. (You must submit a least one design to the invited contest)

Participation Tip: $5 for each participation tip you receive.

Contest Finalist: $3 for every time you making the finalist in a contest

Requesting payout (withdraw)

You must have a valid PayPal account in order to receive your payment from us. Go to payment tab and click on the “Request Payout” button. Your account balance will be transferred to your PayPal account within 48 hours. There is a $5 charge for each withdraws to cover PayPal transaction fees.

Designer Warnings & Violations

1.) About “LOGO COURT”

If you feel someone has copied your design or violated our submission guideline , you can click on the “Report Violation” link on the contest page. This will help you file a Logo Court case in designer forum. Other designers can comment on the case and our moderator will make the final judgement.

• Note: If you receive a logo court case against your design, please respond ASAP by reply to the thread. Failure to respond will result in additional warning points.

2.) Warnings & Penalties

Please read through our “Designer Code of Conduct” before submitting to design contests. Each designer is allowed maximum of 9 warnings before account termination. You will also be fined when you receive a warning as such:
1st warning — $10 fine deducted from your balance
2nd warning — $20
3rd warning — $30

10th warning — Account termination

• Note: your account will also be terminated if you receive more warning points than your total number of contest wins. 

How brand identity design contest work?

You can launch a brand identity contest to design any of the followings:

  • Business Card
  • Letterhead & Envelope
  • T-shirt
  • Social Media Cover Design
  • Car/Truck Wrap
  • Others

You can select 1 or more items to be designed and the minimum contest prize for brand identity design is just $50 per item selected.

If you have multiple design items for your contest, you can only select 1 winner and he/she will deliver all of the designs. It is common for designers to submit only part of the designs during qualifying stage. But once select as the winner, the designer will finish rest of the design to your satisfaction.

For example, if you like business card from one designer and T-shirt design from another, our suggestion will be to select the designer who you think deserve the most and work with him/her to finish the remaining design items.

I’ve paid, but my contest is still waiting for payment

Sometimes there is a slight delay when acknowledging your contest payment. Please wait a few minutes and refresh your contest page to see if the payment information has been updated.

If the problem still exist, please contact support with your contest name and payment receipt and we will help you launch your contest ASAP.