Contest - Compliance
How can I check that a designer's work is his or her own?
Each designer is required to confirm that all work submitted is their own before they submit an entry. Every designer and contest holder can cooperate to ensure all entries are original by taking the following steps:
What happens after I report a design or designer?
All reports are confidential and are reviewed by the Contest team. If the report is valid, appropriate sanctions will be given to the reported designer or the owner of the reported entry.
How do I report a design or designer?
To report a design, hover over the image and click Report on its upper right corner.
Why should I report a design or designer?
We encourage everyone to report entries that violate our Terms and Conditions and Copyright Infringement Policy to protect the original works of freelancers from being stolen and prevent the contest holders from getting copied designs.
Valid reasons for reporting a design include:
What happens if I infringe copyright?
Copyright infringement is a serious offence and will result in immediate disqualification from the contest participated in. Further action/s may also be taken.
How are my designs protected on Freelancer?
Your designs are protected by the fact that employers are only able to preview a low-resolution image for contest purposes and they must complete the Contest Handover to legally own the design you created.
What if my design is copied?
For designs that are partially copied or used as "inspiration," Freelancer will review and provide a verdict at our discretion.