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Logo Tournament Review

In the following report we have provided the results of our research into the logo design contests that are hosted by Logo Tournament. We start off with a basic profile of this company and then go into detail about how their logo contests work. Finally we provide links to customer feedback and opinions so that you can find out if there have been any positive reviews or complaints posted about them on the Internet.

Overview

Logo Tournament was founded by Tyler Quinn and is based in Calgary, Canada. Tyler Quinn has a background as a web developer and e-commerce specialist. Logotournament.com has had a presence online since 2007. You can read an interesting interview with founder Tyler Quinn here.

Products and Services

Logo Tournament was one of the first companies to introduce the concept of logo design contests. Contest holders (those wanting to get a logo designed) basically hold a competition for their design project and receive entries from designers around the world. The designers compete for a pre-set amount of prize money. This kind of crowd-sourcing business model has become popular in the logo design industry in recent years.

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Users of the site can launch a contest, follow design contests as they progress, check out their portfolio of work from previous contests and discuss relevant topics on the forum.

How it Works

Users first have to fill out a questionnaire. This quick survey will make up the brief that is given to designers so that they know what kind of logo the contest holder wants. Logo contests last seven days with contests going live as soon as payment is received from the contest holder. Contests can be extended by up to three days for free.

Users can choose from packages that range in price between $275 and $575 or they can customize their own prize package. Bear in mind that a higher prize will attract more designers and encourage them to work harder on the design work. A listing fee of $39 and a 10% prize handling fee are included in the package prices.

Once the contest is underway design concepts start rolling in from designers who are competing to satisfy the contest holders requirements and create something special and relevant. The contest holder then guides the designers to improve on what they have done by rating each concept and by providing feedback. Designs usually improve as the contest progresses as designers get a better understanding of what the contest holder is looking for.

At the end of the seven day period the contest holder decides on the winner, the prize is awarded and the contest holder receives the source files for the design.

Guarantee Policies

Logo Tournament boasts a 98% success rate with their competitions. However, if you are not happy with the results there are options available to you via their guarantee policy. While you should read the 'Terms of Service' at Logotournament.com in full before placing an order, we can basically summarize their refund policy as follows.

You can get a full refund if your contest does not receive a minimum of 30 unique entries. If you do receive over 30 entries and still wish to request a refund then it will be subject to a $75 deduction which is paid to the designer with the highest ranking at the conclusion of the contest.

User Reviews

We were interested to find out what people on the Internet were saying about Logo Tournament so we did a little research by conducting a number of Google searches. Although online reviews, complaints and testimonials can never be trusted 100% they can nevertheless give you an idea of a companies reliability.

1) We checked the Better Business Bureau (BBB.org) website to see if they had any information. They do have a Logo Tournament profile on the site, even though this company is not accredited with the BBB. At the time that we checked they had a C rating on a scale of A+ (the best) down to F (the worst). They'd had only one complaint filed in the past 12 months and that complaint had been resolved.

2) We found one Logo Tournament review at a site called USWeb.com. The writer has held two logo design contests through them and generally speaks favorably about the service.

3) In another review of Logo Tournament on a blog called WhyisMarko.com we found that the writer was positive about the service. His blog post included images of the two logos that he'd had designed through the service and they both looked decent. He noted that the designs were crap at first but as the contest progressed they became better and better.

Overall Rating - 4th Place

To visit the website for Logo Tournament - www.logotournament.com