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Logo competition protest letter
I see that you are encouraging speculative work through a “design a ______________________ contest.”
Are you aware how damaging these types of contests are to the graphic design industry?
I highly recommend contacting International Council of Graphic Design Associations, AIGA, GAG, Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, or any other professional graphic design association/organization about what is acceptable for a design contest. Your contest is considered spec (working on the speculation of getting a return).
Ask yourself, would you offer a spec contest for legal advice, tax services, computer services, building repair, or any other professional service? No, you wouldn’t. Because their time has value. The same as ours.
Please consider a different route to promote _________________________.
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