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    Dear WebDesignForums.net,

    It actually is against design professional policy to request design on spec. A contest that has one winner means the others involved did the work on speculation ( for free).

    As a "design" affiliated organization you should be aware of this. A excellent source, for verification purposes, is the AIGA standards. Or the Site NOSpec!

    Regards,

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    Rick,

    A contest is not the same thing as requesting design on spec. And AIGA standards hardy apply to a community site. If you have a problem with the model, please go tell all the people at 99designs.com that they are breaking "professional policy" and that the 1000's of designers submitting work there must stop because it's not professional. I'm sure that will be well received.

    :-)

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    This is more of a "I'm chillin' out, it's 1:00 in the morning, maybe I'll mess around with that logo thing" type of contest. Yeah we want it to look nice and reflect our skill, but I'm not gonna spend hours on end to try and win it! So "Lighten up Francis!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by aeroweb99 View Post
    This is more of a "I'm chillin' out, it's 1:00 in the morning, maybe I'll mess around with that logo thing" type of contest. Yeah we want it to look nice and reflect our skill, but I'm not gonna spend hours on end to try and win it! So "Lighten up Francis!"
    Bingo!
    Mike Barlow
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    ^ What these guys said.

    Seriously I would have expected someone with a large portfolio like yours would understand how these things work...

    In any case, you should probably post on the other thousand or so web design forums that have contest sections and tell them off too

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    Rick,
    Would that be the same as providing programming code and examples
    for WDF users? If a programmer chooses to code something for free,
    I guess it would be their choice ... same thing for a graphic designer that
    wishes to give WDF a free logo to use as they wish. If I were a professional
    graphic designer, I would certainly know that I'm doing the work for free.

    But to stay positive on this issue, you should submit an entry yourself.
    As a professional graphic designer, your talents and skills, and willingness to
    discuss and help others would be most welcomed at WDF.



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