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Mintia is a revolutionary platform, the source of hundreds of original graphic designs, created for a particular order, by graphic artists from all over the World. We do not limit our offer to providing countless logotype creations, advertisements... more »
Kindness. When contacting designers, who are working on your contest, or browsing through creations of other designers in the Marketplace, obey basic rules of kindness. Remember, that they work very hard and engage in their work to satisfy your... more »
Contests that you can launch through Mintia: logo website with sub-pages or without sub-pages banner ad flash animation intro soundtrack / sound website branding others, e.g... Depending on what you need, you can launch two or more... more »
Not necessarily, however if you are designing your website, the logo might be very useful. Your own logotype will help you to build a serious, distinguishable brand, and that will impact your revenue. Your logo is necessary for all kinds of advertising... more »
The brief and the attachments are elements that designers will use as directives and inspiration for their creation. Therefore, it is very important that our brief is definite and clear. Our order form is created in a way that will lead you step by... more »
Attachments are not mandatory. However, we recommend you do try and attach the relevant files (e.g. old logo, advertising, website, drafts, pictures, functional project etc.) Every element helps designers to understand your needs, especially if you... more »
First of all you need to think about what you expect. Writing a clear and proper brief is a core element for your success. If you are not sure of how to translate your expectations into words - read our guide or contact us [kontakt] Secondly, the prize... more »
The ?add to my favourites? button allows you to ?save? the creations that you really like. During the whole duration of the contest, you can add or remove creations any time you want, so that you keep only the best ones. After the deadline, you can... more »
It is not compulsory to send any attachment with the brief. It is, however, highly recommended, because it helps the designers to understand your idea, gives them more clues and it is a source of inspiration. Type of attachment depend on the type of... more »
All you need to do is to click on the ?place the order now? button, then you will be automatically be redirected to the contest creator It is not possible for not registered users to launch a competition. However, this should not worry you. The system... more »
You can write to us at sos@mintia.com or use the contact form. You can also give us a call (see our contact page). If you prefer, send us your contact number, and we will get back to you as soon as possible more »
The prize in the contest depends on the type of contest. The amount varies depending on whether it is a contest for a logo, business card design, or both, or if you want a website with 15 sub-pages. The system will always suggest you the best package... more »
Of course, you can! Set it up as ?private? and it will be hidden, and only visible for registered users. This option has a fee. more »
Copyright contests are all those where creatives will invent names, slogans and so on. These contests are hidden by default. more »
The contest is an ideal way to get a huge number of original creative work for your project. Another key advantage is the price! Get dozens of propositions for the fraction of the price. You can launch your contest anytime, and individually decide its... more »
Through our service you can launch competitions, with contents related to alcohol, cigarettes or containing erotic elements. Such contest are private by default - only registered, and adult (18 or above) users can see them. Furthermore, rules and... more »
All contests appear chronologically, and users can search and sort them in few ways (according to price, number of submitted works, deadline). The priority on the list is given to contests with high and very high prizes. The best way to attract... more »
All contests are public by default. This means that submitted works can be seen by everyone. If your competition is visible in search engines, it is a big advantage - this is extra promotion for your brand, and a bigger chance to get much more... more »
It depends on the type of creation you want. The minimum amount depends on the ?weight? of the contest - designs of logos, business cards and a websites do not price the same way. The system will suggest the change of prize in case your prize is too low. more »
Payment is done straight after submitting the brief. This is the final step to starting a competition. Payment withdrawal means resignation from opening a contest. more »
Depending on a selected package, you can get on average 10, 30 or 50 creations, or even more - there is no upper limit. The more attractive your offer is the more creations you get. more »
It depends on the prize value. If you want to offer a material prize, you have to contact us: hello@mintia.com. Every single instance is treated individually. more »
Depending on a selected package, you can get on average 10, 30 or 50 creations, or even more - there is no upper limit. The more attractive your offer is the more creations you get. more »
New creations can be seen through the user?s panel, where you can check your competition anytime. You can also choose, when signing up, to receive e-mail notifications. In this case, every time a new creation is submitted, you will receive a massage... more »
Do you have any of these problems? I have paid, but the contest is not active (cannot see it). New contests, after an order is placed, go through the verification process. We check, whether the brief is correct, does not contain any illegal,... more »
Comments on submitted creations, in case of open contests, can be only done by other users. Contest holders can only read comments and send private messages to particular designers. If you are a contest holder, you like one piece of work, but it needs... more »
Private contests can be only seen by logged users and/or can not be seen in search engines. More information about hidden contests can be found here. more »
Your contest can be shut down if it breaks the regulations. We reserve ourselves the right to cancel a contest if you propagate offending, obscene, illegal content, or if you have tried to make a deal with a designer outside the Service. More... more »
Unfortunately, once a contest is launched, it can not be edited or changed. This is to protect designers, who already are working on your creation or have submitted one for you. You can always send some more attached files, which might help designers... more »
Such situations are very rare. First of all, check how much time passed since the contest launch. If it was 2-3days, then you should not worry - give designers more time to prepare good designs for you. If it was more than 2-3 days, and you have no... more »
Designers who submit their works for your contest accept the regulation which forbids such practices. If we have evidence of such practice the users concerned will be removed from the platform for good. If you suspect plagiarism, please, let us know,... more »
In copyright contests all the submitted ideas are automatically hidden. This make plagiarism difficult because creations can only be seen by the contest holder and the person submitting it. more »
In case of open contests, logged users can see and comment submitted works. This is beneficial for contest holders. Comments help you to understand how creations you like are considered. Are they professional, original and unique? Do they match with... more »
Of course! We encourage you to invite others to rate your creations (if you are a designer) or works which are submitted for you contest (if you are contest holder). more »
Unfortunately not. Contest duration is the time designers have to create and submit their works. Shortening the deadline without any notice would be unfair to the designers, particularly if someone has finished the creation, but has not submitted it... more »
It depends on why you want to do this. By launching a contest, you agree the conditions, and you are obliged to choose a winner after certain period of time. Consequently, using a delay to choose a winner is breaking the conditions, and you might end... more »
Extending the deadline is free. You can postpone the deadline once by 7 to 14 days without any consequences. However, try not to use this option very often. This can be considered negatively by the designers, and your image as a contest holder might... more »
You can contact a designer in a few ways: Designers portfolio - if you click on the designer?s nickname you will be redirected to his/her portfolio. You will find a field there, through which you can send private messages to the designer You... more »
You can not do this on your own. After launching a contest, nothing can be edited or changed. However, if you think this is necessary - contact us. We will try and help you with it. more »
You can not do this on your own. You decide whether the competition is public or hidden when placing an order. However, if there are some unexpected changes you want to do, and you want to hide your contest - contact us: hello@mintia.com. We will see... more »
We pay huge attention for all submitted creations to be 100% original. There are few ways to do this. more »
One reason for a creation to be deleted is if we realize that it is not original (plagiarism, using the creation in other circumstances or other contests). Another reason would be the fact that the designer used forbidden elements for his creation... more »
Yes, during the contest, you can send additional materials at anytime. We advise you to do this at the beginning of your contest, ideally when launching it.This will give designers more time to create. However, if you forgot about something, you can... more »
All contests are open by default, which means that every submitted work can be seen by everyone. A contest?s visibility in search engines is a great benefit - this gives some more promotion to your company, and a bigger chance to get much more... more »
Unfortunately, this is not possible. Think twice before you decide to make it hidden. more »
Of course you can. To do this - contact us: hello@mintia.com more »
The elements that are incompatible with the platform?s regulations are those who present evidence of plagiarisms, as well as any other elements abusing copyrights. If you notice anything suspicious, let us know immediately. Is should be noted that we... more »
In our Service, there are 3 types of designer rankings, which distinguish designers according to different criteria: i) the position in a competitions, ii) other designers rates, iii) the number of ?likes? on Facebook Designer rankings are our internal... more »
Colours may look different depending on the screens used. It depends on how the monitor is calibrated, what type of monitor it is (kine-scope, LCD or notebook screen). Few colours like caesious, mint, beige or ecru might look differently on notebook... more »
The decision only belongs to you. Remember to check your competition on a regular basis. Look through newly sent creations, read comments from other designers, ask the users for feedback. If there is a creation that catches your attention, add it to... more »
After the deadline, you have 7/14 days to choose a winner. Although you may have already chosen the winning creation - give a chance to the other designers. They might surprise you. Evaluate all the works carefully all the time. If you do not like any... more »
There is only one winning creation. If you want to get another creation from the same contest - contact us (hello@mintia.com) or ask the designer if he/she decided to sell it on the Marketplace. If yes, you can buy it there - at the price the designer... more »
Your contest can be shut down if it breaks the regulations. If you propagate offending, obscene, illegal materials, or if you have tried to make a deal with a designer outside the Service. More information about forbidden contests can be found in the... more »
You will get access to all the source files (editable) as well as the preview files. These depend on what format is used by the designer and what type of contest it was. For logo competitions, files are: source files:: EPS (universal), CDR (corel),... more »
For PNG extensions you need a standard system program for viewing images, i.e. one that you use to view pictures For files extended with PSD you can use Adobe Photoshop (which allows you to preview and edit layers of files) or Picasa (only... more »
After choosing the winner, check the creation carefully in terms of technical issues. If you find shortcomings or anything that needs correction, ask the designer to make corrections. The warranty does not cover artistic or aesthetic issues. Before... more »
Source files are usually very large. Delivering it via e-mail would be very difficult and time-consuming. It would cause delays. In order to avoid this, designers upload their creations to our server. Access to all the files is a lot more easier and... more »
All source files are located on our server when a designer submits them for your competition, or puts them on the Marketplace or in other sections. When you choose the winner or buy a creation from the Marketplace, the system will help you download all... more »
After the deadline you have 7/14? days to choose a winner. You also have to award 2nd and 3rd place in the competition. more »
The 2nd and 3rd places get Minties which they can also change into money later on. This is a way Mintia has to reward more designers for their great quality work. We want to reward designers, who work very hard and encourage them to participate in... more »
Vector files, are the ones you receive (with other files) after choosing a winner. It is a graphics file that contains a vector image, shapes and lines that make up vector graphics, which are fully scalable images. Graphic designers prefer vector... more »
You have, first of all, to wait until the contest ends. Once it is over, all you need to do is go to the creation and click ?accept definitely? at the top of the page. This button is not active during the contest, but activates after the deadline... more »
By choosing the winning creation, you conclude an agreement (according to our regulations) with the designer. There is no way to withdraw from the agreement. Therefore, you can access all the source files, straight away after the decision. You have to... more »
Colours look differently depending on screens used. It depends how monitor is calibrated, what type of monitor it is (kinescope, LCD or notebook screen). Few colours like caesious, mint, beige or ecru might look differently on on notebook screen than... more »
Mintia is a revolutionary platform, the source of hundreds of original graphic designs, created for a particular order, by graphic artists from all over the World. We do not limit our offer to providing countless logotype creations, advertisements... more »
The rules are very simple. Contest holders launch a competition and publish a brief, i.e. contest?s directives, give their expectations, the prize for the winner and the deadline. When you enter our Service you can see a list of competitions here. If... more »
Respect the entire Mintia community - both contest holders as well as other designers. Remember that your comments below works need to be concrete , kind and constructive. Maintain a high level of professionalism. Remember that your works should... more »
You can submit an unlimited number of works. Remember, each creation needs to fulfill technical and aesthetic requirements, and each needs to be an original and well-considered work. more »
That decision belongs to the contest holder. Creations can be submitted during the contest duration. After its deadline, the contest holder has up to 14 working days to choose the winner and award 2nd and 3rd places The contest holder can also extend... more »
Hidden contests can be only seen by logged users and/or can not be seen in search engines. more »
Copyright contests are all contests for the content of advertising. In such contest, designers can create company names, slogans, advertising texts, mottos, tag-lines etc. All sent creations are hidden for other users. Only contest holders can see them. more »
In copyright contest all submitted works are automatically hidden. This makes plagiarism difficult. You can not see and comment other works. more »
No, each work should be fresh and original every time. Remember, do not over-use the same graphic elements or images, which you used in previous creations. more »
Absolutely not. Each work should be fresh and original every time. We can not risk that two contest holders buy the same creation at the same time. Such conduct would not only end up with the removal of your creations from the competitions, but could... more »
You can, but remember to remove it form the Marketplace or other sections and adjust it to the contest expectations. more »
Browse the on-going contests on the home page - if some of them intrest you click "take part" or the name of contest. This takes you to the brief view. You can send the finished design by clicking the "Submit design" button in the brief view. more »
For the same reason a contest holder has to pay for a competition when launching it. This allows the contest holder to access the creation immediately after choosing the winner, and you can get the prize straight away too. No one can access your source... more »
All the contests can be viewed on the home page. You can sort them by budget, time and closing date. more »
All you need to do is to set up a designer account in the Service. You can also join a contest and the system will ask you for registration. At the end you will be registered as a designer. In order to get full designer?s rights (to be able to comment... more »
Absolutely not. Registration, offering your creations for sale, or contests? participation is totally free. This does not mean that you can submit low quality products. Every work which does not meet our technical and aesthetic requirements will not... more »
Customer pays for the contest in advance, right away after its creation. This means that physically we have acces to the award money. If your design wins the award will be automatically credited to your mintia account, from which you can withdraw them... more »
In order to fully understand the directives of a contest you have to read the brief carefully, check all additional materials, if there are any. It is essential to learn what a contest holder expects and to design appropriate creation. If this is... more »
It depends on a work. Generally speaking always follow the system?s suggestions. There are always information about the creation requirements in ?adding creation? section. more »
All those which break the Platform?s regulations. mainly the ones who present evident plagiarism and any elements breaking copyrights. If you notice those type of creations, report it to us. more »
Your source files are located on our servers. Access to them is granted to the Service?s administration (for moderation purposes). Clients can only access them when they pay for your creation, either by buying it on the Marketplace, or choosing it as... more »
These situations happen very rarely, but sometimes they are inescapable. The process is similar to the case of not winning a competition. Files are deleted from our servers, and the client can not access them at all. more »
Of course! We encourage you to share your Mintia?s achievements with your friends. In order to do this, you can use ?share? button or match your Mintia profile with your Facebook account. Then all your submitted creations will be visible on you wall.... more »
No, our Service is international. Both contest holders as well as designers can be from anywhere in the World. Content holders and clients can pay in 4 currencies: British pounds, American dollars, euro and Polish zlotys. Prizes for designers are paid... more »
On our platform there are 3 types of designers rankings, which distinguish designers according to different criteria: i) the position in competitions, ii) other designers? rates, iii) the number of ?likes? on Facebook. Designers rankings are our... more »
There are 3 types of rankings, which you can preview from the main page. In the main ranking, your position depends on the number of wins and number of 2nd and 3rd places. In the second ranking, the highest position belongs to designers, whose... more »
There are two reasons for this. Firstly, this is a great way to promote yourself. Secondly, it will increase your chances for revenue. Contest holders can invite selected designers to their contests, they will follow you with a particular attention,... more »
Of course! In your Mintia Account you choose in with instances we should send you notifications. For example you can choose the ?inform me about new contests? option. Remember, that when you use this option, we will send you notifications daily about... more »
Most likely, your work breaks the regulations and this has been noticed by moderators. Every time this happens, the designer is informed about the reasons of it: Your work does not meet certain aesthetic criteria. Your work is a plagiarism Your... more »
We want all creations in our Service to be well refined, very aesthetic and to be professionally done. Therefore, we pay high attention to aesthetic criteria. We check whether a work meets content holder?s requirements, is done neatly and... more »
Absolutely not. Each work should be fresh and original every time. We can not risk that two clients would buy your creation at the same time. Such conduct would not only end up with removing your works from competitions, but what is worse, banning you... more »
You can, but remember to remove it form the Marketplace or other sections and to adjust it to the contest expectations. more »
No, each work should be fresh and original every time. Remember, do not over-use the same graphic elements or images, which you used in previous creations. more »
This kind of elements can be used with moderation, in larger creations like websites or leaflets, where they are only minor part of creations. Never use ready formats when projecting smaller elements like logotypes etc. more »
You can. However, if you win a contest, you are obliged to pay for them yourself. If you use paid materials, and you win a competition, the prize will be given to you in two instalments. The first 50% for those materials, and the last 50% when you... more »
Browse the contests on the main page - if some interest you, click on "get involved" or the name of of the contest. This takes you to a view where you can read the brief. You can send the finished design with the help of the "Submit a design" buttom in... more »
For the same reason for which a contest holder has to pay for a competition when launching it. Thanks to it. The contest holder can access the creation straight away after choosing the winner, and you can get the prize at sight. No one can access your... more »
By taking part in a competition, submitting a creation to the Marketplace or other sections, you declare, that your work is 100% original and that you are its copyright owner. If you, knowingly or unconsciously break this rule, your work will be... more »
That kind of element can be used, in moderation, in larger works like websites or leaflets, where they are only minor part of creations. Never use ready formats when projecting smaller elements like logotypes etc. A logotype must be 100% original and... more »
You can use such elements only if they are minor part of a larger creation or if you modify them significantly. They can not be a central element of a logotype design - it must be 100% original. more »
Wingdings font is copyrighted, therefore you can not use it in your works. In case of other fonts, make sure they are not similarly limited. Some of the symbols (e.g. recycling symbol), included in some fonts are open source and can be easily... more »
You can use open source fonts, system fonts and fonts that have a licence belonging to you. You can use paid fonts (with a licence that does not belong to you). However, if you do so, you have to mention this when submitting it. When you win a... more »
You can submit unlimited number of files. Remember, that each creation needs to fulfill technical and aesthetic requirements, and each needs to be original and well-considered work. more »
Do you have any of these issues? My creation does not appear on the list! After uploading your work, it is moderated and goes through quality control process. We check whether it fulfills our technical and aesthetic criteria. Once your work passes the... more »
In copyright contests all submitted creations are automatically hidden. This makes plagiarism difficult. You can not see and comment on other ideas. more »
Creations in copyright contests are hidden by default. In such competitions, it is much more difficult to find and prove a plagiarism, and to find a difference between designer?s own creativity and plagiarism. In order get more original and creative... more »
Most likely, your work breaks the regulations and this has been noticed by moderators. Every time this happens, the designer is informed about the reasons of it: Your work does not meet certain aesthetic criteria. Your work is a plagiarism Your... more »
We want all creations in our Service to be well refined, very aesthetic and graphic creations to be professionally done. Therefore, we pay high attention to aesthetic criteria. We check whether a work meets all the requirements, and is done neatly and... more »
If a contest holder decides, the competition can be hidden. In this case, all designers who participate can not see other works, and the contest itself is not visible in search engines. Some companies do not want to reveal their marketing strategy,... more »
Absolutely not. Once you submit your work, that means you decided to sell it. We can not expose our clients to unpleasant experiences. If we withdraw your work, which possibly, was the client?s favourite, he/she would be disappointed. Think twice... more »
There can be so many reasons. First of all, check your comments. If others rate your work very low, most likely the answer will be there. If you are a beginner, your creation might have some shortcomings, not well-planned or not done with professional... more »
Under each work you can find an exclamation button. When you click on it, a form will open which helps you to report and describe abuse. Reporting abuses, helps us maintain order and high level of our Service. Thank you! more »
Similarly to reporting other designer?s abuse, you can do it by clicking red exclamation button. After clicking it, a form where you can describe your doubts toward the contest, will appear. Reporting your doubts, helps us to maintain order and high... more »
An abuse is a situation where an element on our Platform (a competition or a creation) breaks the regulations. Examples might be: The work is a plagiarism of other work in the Service A contest?s topic is illegal or offensive The work is a... more »
First of all, a reason need to be explained. After clicking on the red exclamation button and after opening a form, you can choose a reason from a list. If none of the reasons applies to your case, or if you want to add something else, use the field... more »
Thank you! We treat each report seriously and carefully. We do not always answer, but we always check all reported items and react quickly (within 24 hours). If your report is justified, reported contest or creation will be removed form the Service,... more »
First of all - Congratulations! The next step depends on the type of contest which you have won. If your creation was complete (e.g. logo files or website with all subpages) you do not have to do anything. The contest holder gets access to your... more »
You would be better of if you didn?t. Each creation should be fresh and original every time, and don?t think a client will not realise that this logo was not meant for him. Also remember to remove creations from the Market place or other sections when... more »
Using our Service, selling through it, or taking part in contests, you make an agreement about automatic conveyance of copyrights in case your creation is purchased. more »
Using our Service, selling your creation in the Marketplace, or taking part in contests, you make an agreement about automatic conveyance of copyrights in case your creation is purchased. No one can correct/improve your creation until it belongs to a... more »
Taking part in a competition, you are obliged to make sure that all source files you submit are technically correct and complete. You are not obliged to do any artistic or aesthetic corrections. During a competition, the contest holder can give you... more »
It depends on you, whether you win a competition or not. If you?ve won, access is only granted to the contest holder forever (nobody else, but admins, can access them). In case you did not win a competition, your creations can be offered for sale in... more »
We give a contest holder 7-14 day to decide which work is the best. Very often, the contest holder chooses a unique creation amongst good ones, therefore he/she needs more time for decision. A decision about the winner is irrevocable, therefore the... more »
If your creation wins, you are obliged to make technical corrections and improvements. If your work is 100% correct (technically speaking) you do not need to do any corrections. After the contest, you do not have to make any artistic/aesthetic... more »
The clause about passing copyright and other necessary agreements about selling your creation are included in the regulations. By participation in contests or offering your creations in the Marketplace you agree with the regulations and transfer of... more »
The money, which you earn on the platform, is on your Mintia user?s account. You can transfer it to your personal bank account. Transfers are realized up to 24 hours and the money will show on your account in the next few days. more »
Vector files should be submitted in following formats: AI, EPS or CDR, fonts should be changed to "curve". If you are designing raster files, they should be submitted in PSD or PDF formats - layers should not be flattened - the edition of the file... more »
Minties are special points, which are awarded by Mintia in various situations. For every 1000 Minties you collect you will be paid 100 Euros, which you can transfer to your personal account at anytime. How do you collect Minties: - for your... more »

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