Up to 50% of design contests can result in follow-on work.

September 2, 2008

One of the little known benefits of design contests is the ability for winning designers to pick up direct work from clients once a contest has been won. It makes sense when you think about it…

Run a logo contest to find yourself a designer, then rather than go through the whole design contest process again, simply ask the winning designer for a quote to do your business cards and stationary in a similar style.

Our top designers tell us that as many as 25% of all contests they win result in future work. Andrew Angus from switchmarketing.com who runs several design contests through 99designs.com said for him it’s as high as 50%.

Andrew has documented his recent experience with a design contest in this video which shows the great result he achieved with a $220 prize offered on 99designs.com plus $1,000 of follow on work for the winning designer. Check it out!

5 Responses to “Up to 50% of design contests can result in follow-on work.”

  1. Jude Fernando Says:

    Yes that is exactly what is great about sites like this. It helps designers and clients find that perfect match and its a fun process too!

  2. yes, that is precisely why I joined! I am in hopes of becoming a greatly known designer, and this media is helpful. Cudos to 99 Designs.

  3. Ten Dimes Says:

    Agreed. Some of my best clients were once leads from 99designs. And I am always looking for more of you CH’s! ; )

  4. hoshimo Says:

    yep. its true.

  5. psygn Says:

    Yeah, I sometimes get asked to do other websites from the Contest Holder, which is nice because that usually means that the effort you put into your next project will be worth your time.

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