Graphic design contests refer to events which involve designing of print media design contents like logo, banner or flex, visiting card, illustration, brochures and so on. Normally, one can find hundreds of such contests online, though, it is recommended that one validates the originality and genuine nature of the event and the organizers.
Normally, graphic design contests are organized by upcoming ventures, in order to promote their brand, their product and/or their services to a vast population in one go. There are many others who are seeking potential ideas for their logo or other purposes. So instead of approaching multimedia service providers, it is the designers who approach the company. A company then announces prizes in form of cash, vouchers and accessories and so on. There are also some multimedia ventures who propose to recruit the winners into their own ventures.
It is recommended that one goes carefully through the stated terms & conditions of the contest. Some contests are restricted to a particular country, though they accept artworks from foreign candidates. Also, some contests are exclusively restricted to amateurs or fresher’s and prohibit the entry of industrial professionals. One must also keep a tab of the dates of submission of the artwork.
One should follow the codes given by the organizers like image resolution, image size, the color mode (RGB, CMYK, etc), the software which can be used for execution, the final output format, file size limits and so on. While sending the artwork, make sure you have named & organized the source files correctly.