slick new contest launch interface
May 19, 2009
Today we launched a redesign of the “launch a contest” interface to make it cleaner, more attractive and even easier to use. We think you’ll agree it looks a lot better.
Contest types are now grouped into 5 overarching categories as detailed below:
business card or stationary
web page -uncoded web page design
print design – brochures, newsletters, etc…
advertising materials – banners, billboards
buttons, icons and avatars
other – design not fitting into any other category
t-shirts or clothing
Additionally, we simplified the design brief fields to make it easier for contest holders to communicate their requirements to the designers.
We have also developed pricing packages to help clarify expectations and guide contest holders when they are choosing a prize amount. The packages levels are grouped as:
The pricing of each level varies on the contest type…for example the budget package in a logo contest is set at $195 whereas the the budget package for web page contest is $495. To help the contest holder decide on which package is right for them…we provide guidance as to how many design submissions each package will attract on average. For example, a budget logo package can expect around 40 submissions while a budget web page package can expect around 21 entries. The custom package allows contest holders to enter any prize amount of their choosing so long as it is above our prize minimums.
Which brings us to the final bit of news…we have reached another milestone. We have now awarded over $5 million dollars to our design community, with millions more coming from direct follow on work as a result of the relationships formed at 99designs.
It is our hope that improvements we launched today will help improve user experience and help quickly drive us through the next $5 million.
The 99designs Team