CONTESTHOURS is a large, global community that brings together lots of different people. The most important thing is to treat each other with respect. To help guide your participation in the CONTESTHOURS community, we have assembled a simple code of conduct. Thank you, for your support to make
CONTESTHOURSa professional, fun and friendly design community. In order to maintain a fair place for all designers, please make sure you follow our “Designer Code of Conduct” detailed below. Violation of this code will result in your account being permanently blocked!
rule #1! Negative, aggressive, criticizing before a client or offensive behavior in public or in private will not be tolerated. If you need to report a community member for inappropriate behavior please do so by contacting support. ( email@example.com)
This means do not copy other designer’s logo concepts or any other design concept, and no cliparts or stock vectors. Copying designs in total or in part from other sources within or outside of the CONTESTHOURS community will not be tolerated.
Do not submit stock art, free vectors, clip art, photo traces, or third party-derived images of any kind to logo, illustration or button/icon contests.
In wordmark contests, fonts must be customized or they will be treated as stock art.
For example : for TRAVEL COMPANY if every one uses
A vacation or travel logo contest for Holiday Moons is filled with designs based on obvious concepts like suitcases, airplanes, bags, world etc. Then a designer submits a really clever design based on a bird and the contest holder gives it a high rating. Other designers cannot start submitting designs based on birds. This is a unique concept original to that designer alone.
If you feel someone has copied your design or directly used a clipart or copyrighted images, you can click on the "Report violation" link on the contest page. This will help you file a DESIGN COURT case in our forum. Other designers can comment on the case and our ADMIN will make the final decision.
Do not misrepresent yourself or others in public or in private. Never attempt to influence the client by criticizing other designers, offering to do free work if they select your design, or by propositioning the client to cancel their contest and work directly with you instead.
One logo per submission.The image file should only contain the logo design by itself with sufficient space around. You are allowed to submit ONLY ONE mockup design per project (unless specifically requested by the client) in which you can present your logo design in a business card, letterhead or any other settings you prefer.
During open concept stage, do to flood the contest by uploading similar designs multiple times. Upload variations of one design concept only if requested by the client.
Designers are not allowed to leave or ask contact information until he/she is selected as the contest winner.
This means do not discuss issues about design copying or violations in the contest discussion area. No complaints of the contest holder or other designers. If you feel something is not right or unfair, post it in the designer forum.
After you win a contest, make sure you create a logo package according to our requirements in the FAQ.
You can leave your website URL, but NO Email address on your portfolio page!
I think everyone will benefit from above policies. Any violation of "Designer Code of Conduct" may result in your account been closed. Thank you for your support!!!