Contest FAQs

What are the contest terms and conditions?

The Goodjoe Weekly contest terms and conditions can be read here.

The Design for a Greater Good contests may each have different terms and conditions which can be read on the design submission page before submitting your design.

How long does it take for a submission to be approved?

Designs are usually approved within a couple of hours, but may take longer depending on the time of day. If it's taking too long, just send us an email and we'll get right on it.

How are winning designs selected?

Designs are selected by the Goodjoe Staff based on, but not limited to the following criteria:
  • How the community rated the design.
  • Comments written about the design.
  • Clarity and message of the design and how it relates to the contest theme.
  • Other statistical data.

How and when do I get paid?

Payments are sent via PayPal after the pre-order for your design has ended. You are responsible for any applicable transaction fees. Checks can also be made available upon request.

Before we can pay you, we'll need you to complete some paperwork. If you're a U.S. citizen, we'll need you to complete a W9 so we can report your earnings to the IRS. If you're from another country we'll need a W8 to let the IRS know you're not required to pay U.S. income tax.

How does copyright work?

You always own the copyright on your design. If your design is chosen as a winning design, you grant Goodjoe exclusive rights for the first 18 months and non-exclusive thereafter. For complete details, please read the Contest Terms and Conditions.