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On the point of contests in general, on top of what Farray's said I'll just add, do the maths: $490 prize for one person out of 1,109 entrants? Assuming all designs took just two hours on average and people keep at it as long as it takes until they finally win something, that'd give the designers participating in this system an average wage of 22 cents an ...


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My advice would be to let it be. The only thing the "copy" has in common with your work is the idea of a noose with a drop of water. The style is different and the context probably also. It's not hard to imagine that someone could come up with this concept without knowing about your artwork. Actually it seems that someone already created a poster with a ...


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I've joined several of them already You've joined several already and haven't made any money ... that should be your first giant "red flag" about the "contest" process as a source of income. I can tell that my designs are really good At the end of the day, if you're designing as a source of income, it doesn't matter if you think your designs are really ...


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Pro's for doing these contests are: keeping your creativity flowing, use it or lose it. Improve your skills, could be speed, program you want to work on learning. Self improvement Con's for the contests are (from someone who has done two different sites) hourly rate can be as little as .01 - that's right one penny an hour. I did my first contest the rate ...


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I missed this question when it was posted. Some good answers already! I'll try to add a short one: The reason design contests typically fail for both those commissioning it and those participating in it is because it's not real design. A real design project isn't about giving a client what they think they want, but rather it's about working with the ...


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My lawyer told me that, in simple terms, a design infringes another if an uninformed person could mistake one for the other. At the very least, one could be described as an alternate or alternative design to the other. To me, the dead give-away is the conceptually identical filling-of-the-gap created in the empty loop created in the line shape. That's not ...


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A good competitive market or trend analysis will be the result of lots of work by very skilled people and forms part of the company in question's IP and USP. I've worked for a few companies that performed this sort of work and we never shared any of it online. The results are too valuable. I would suggest that the closest thing that you will find to this ...


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