If you can't find a pre-made logo you like in the logo store you can post a contest for our designers. On the contest page you can describe your company, your target audience, your objectives and other special requirements. You can pick from several options for the urgency and privacy of the contest depending on your needs. Our designers from all around the world will submit dozens of options specifically designed for your requirements. You can give them feedback on the logos posted and pick a winner when the contest is closed. You will receive all files right after you choose the winner. This option is great because you get a huge selection of logos designed specifically according to your requirements and you only have to pay for the best one chosen by you.
How to post a contest
Register on StockLogos if you haven't already done so. Click the upload contest link. On the create contest form you can give information to our designer about your business so we can design logo that serves your business needs perfectly.
Name of Company/Product/Service field is what the logotype should be. Use the shortest version of your company or product name that you want to see in the logo. Do not include Inc. or Ltd. if you don't want to see it in your logo.
Target Audience field describes your clients or customers. Tell us who is buying your service or your product. Be as specific as possible as this determines the style and tonality of the logo. Describe a typical customer of yours.
About your Company/Product/Service field should describe what you're selling. If it's a service tell us how and what you do or if it's a product what it looks like and how it works. Feel free to attach images to better explain us your business.
Special requirements field should be used if there is information about the application of your identity that we should be aware of. For example if the logo needs to use certain colours, shapes, technology etc.
Price packages. The higher the price the more and better logos you will receive for your brief. StockLogos takes $50 from the price, the rest goes to designer.
Here is an average guideline on how many logos each price point will generate:
- $250 contest: appr. 50 logos.
- $500 contest: appr. 100 logos.
- $750 contest: appr. 150 logos.
- $1000 contest: 200+ logos.
Private option gives your contest more privacy. It allows you to make the contest visible to members only. If selected the contest will be excluded from search engines and will be deleted automatically 2 weeks after closing. Choose this if your project is confidential.
Blind option encourage more original ideas by hiding the uploaded logos from designers during the contest. The uploaded logos will only be visible to you. Choose this if you want to make sure designer's don't get inspired by each other.
Highlight option attracts more designers. Highlight the brief and get extra promotion in social media.
Email to designers option attracts even more designers. We email several hundred thousand designers around the world to announce your contest.
Urgency options allows you to make your contest more urgent if you have a short deadline. By default contests take 10 days, but you can upgrade to 3 or 2 days. In case of urgency StockLogos and designers will put extra attention to the contest to make it happen within the given time.
How can you pay
Once you filled out the contest form you have to save it, then you have proceed to payment.
On StockLogos currently you can pay with PayPal or Credit Card processed by PayPal. This is a very safe way to do business online PayPal is the world's biggest payment processor.
Please note that if you pay with eCheque on PayPal the transaction takes approximately 3 working days to go through. If you experience problems with payment for any reason you can contact us to process your credit card manually. Please contact us.
What happens next
After you posted the contest the designers will start uploading their designs within a few hours. You can rate these designs according to the following options:
- Off brief - means the design doesn't answer your business requirements
- Not Liked - means the logo answers the contest requirements, but doesn't appeal to you emotionally
- Liked - means you like the logo, but it doesn't mean you choose it as a winner just yet
Designers will be notified by your rating and it's important to give them feedback so they can refine their designs and give you more ideas. You can also comment on the logos to give more feedback.
When the contest is closed you will be able to pick a winner. When you pick a winner the designers will be notified to upload the vector files for you. You will be sent an email with instructions on how to download the files.
What files do you get
By default you receive an EPS four colour process vector file, which is resolution independent meaning you can enlarge it to any size without loss of quality. This EPS file can be opened in various platforms and vector applications and it is used by all designers and print houses for correct reproduction of your logo. This file should be used for all purposes when working with designers or printing it on any surface. From this file any other format at any size can be exported.
You also receive high-resolution PNG file at 2,000x2,000px size which can be used for various applications including business documents or on website profiles.
If needed on request we can provide any other file type you may require including PDF, AI, SVG, JPG and GIF too.
What happens if you don't like any of the logos?
We can extend the contest and invite more designers to make sure you can find a winning design. In the rare event that a contest receives less than 50 logo designs and none of them are satisfactory we will refund 100% of the cost of the contest.
If you have any questions please contact us by email or chat us up if the operator is available.