Designers Contest Review

Designers Contest is a new contest site for designers looking to win money by competing against other designers to see who can come up with the best designs and they’ve order this review to generate some buzz. At first, the site looks like some of the other design contest sites out there. However, upon closer inspection, we see that Designers Contest has some nice bonus features and even allows non-designers to make money from it as well.

The idea behind Designers Contest is to allow Internet marketers and bloggers to get the best designs possible by making a pool of designers compete for your prize money. Unlike LogoMyWay, which does mostly logos, Designers Contest designers will design pretty much anything that has to do with media. Lunching a contest is a five step process beginning with the design type. The minimum prize is $150 but the more you offer, the more entries you will get. The fee to start a new contest is $29.


Designers Can Win Cash Even If They Lose

One of the main things that sets Designers Contest apart from other contest sites is their Designers Pool. The Designers Pool allows you to earn money, even when you haven’t won a contest.

We know there are some great designs that get submitted, that almost win. No fault of the design. When it comes down to 2 very good designs, it can go either way, and depends on the taste of the contest holder. But we still want to reward you for your efforts.

So for every contest that is successfully created, we’ll add $2 USD to the Pool. Every month, we’ll award that money to a quality design that we think deserved some recognition, even though it didn’t win. The winning design and the designer will be featured on our blog.

There is no limit to how big the pool can get and there is no limit to the amount of times you can win the pool. The more quality designs you submit in a given month, the greater your chances of winning.

This is one of the ways we want to say thank you to the designers that make this site possible.

Designers Contest Affiliate Program

Refer a customer to Designers Contest and you can earn $10 for every contest the customer creates. The affiliate program is two-tier. You’ll get $2 for every contest referred by the affiliate that you signed up. If you’re not a designer, you can make money with Designers Contest by referring customers to them.

Overall, I like Designers Contest growth strategy. The affiliate program will help bring in more customers and the Designers Pool will lure more designers to their site since it’s possible to win money even if a design didn’t win a contest.

The only gripe I have with Designers Contest has to do with their site logo and blog design – it’s kinda plain. Maybe they should start a design contest to spice it up.

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26 thoughts on “Designers Contest Review”

  1. wow… gonna try this one… nice share….. 🙂

  2. Nice. If only I had some designing talent. 🙁

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  3. Diabetis says:

    This is a great site indeed!

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  4. That is an interesting web site. Interesting business idea too

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  5. Great idea for a site. I wish I was a designer

    1. Learn how to use photoshop 😉

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  6. EarningStep says:

    wow . i don’t think i will join the competition . i’m not designer

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  7. Benjamin Cip says:

    Very interesting! I might jump on this offer as I learnt graphic design in y scholar! Thanks for sharing this!

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  8. Ron Givens says:

    I’m not a designer, but I know a ton of them.

    They will certainly get a kick out of this!


  9. Cam Birch says:

    Sounds like a good way to ensure you get choice and selection when looking for a design. I wonder how the quality of the products will compare to a real designer though.

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  10. Chris says:

    Looks like a great concept for a site. I will definitely try them out the next time I startup a new site.

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  11. Miss Nguyen says:

    The site is pretty new…it doesn’t have much stuffs going on yet.

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  12. cool concept! going to check this out myself

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  13. Twitter Tips says:

    I like the website, and their business idea is pretty nice! I may give it a try..

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  14. Not bad. It sounds much better than the other ones.

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  15. What a cool post!

    I checked out the website. It looks like interesting.

    And I agree with you. They themselves might think about their own design, too. 😉

    I think DesignersContest is based on a great idea and believe it will become one of the top rated website around the web.

    Thanks John.



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  16. Great way to scam honest designers out of contracts, waste their time, and get design work done for next to nothing.’s last blog post: Viral marketing series – Part 2, Case study:

    1. Matt says:

      Scam? Oh are you one of the people who doesn’t appreciate market competition?

      1. Melody says:

        There is validity to what he is saying–as a designer I can speak of this..

        Most people think design is not like any other industry–that you can make all these designers work without having to pay each individual one for their time spent. Thus the bulk of these contests usually produce mediocre results from mediocre “designers”–leading to a bad stereotype of the industry..

        Just because you may not like the meal that you get at every restaurant you go to, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t pay for it…not to mention that there’s a level of accountability when it comes to spending for quality..

        Same philosophy with design…

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        1. Matt R says:

          Except they don’t “make” them do anything. Last time I checked, they weren’t chaining them up and whipping them when they didn’t enter a design contest.

          And who are you to say that all of these designs are “mediocre”?

          But if you COULD try the meal before choosing and paying a restaurant, wouldn’t you do it?

    2. You never seem to have anything positive to say. You must be Debbie Downer’s brother.

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    3. Thats why you watermark the work 😉

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  17. Jackie Chia says:


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  18. Good for those people who want to build their career in designing.

    This will be certainly an open platform to them. Lets see how they will optimise this.

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  19. This will give a good platform to the new designer and this is a good opportunity to sharp their skill further.

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  20. gurtey says:

    seems to be a great contest…now im going to participate

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