[quote=“MeBeingAwesome, post:129, topic:2203”][quote=“Jordan Lee, post:128, topic:2203”]Please do not interpret this as an offer for a bounty or prize. It is a suggestion tossed out for community comment and revision
I was thinking about 100 PPC for 1st place because we will only use one (they can be swapped out like sigmike indicated but this is too cumbersome for an end user). I can see how a second and third prize would prompt broader participation. But smaller prizes may make top talent say it isn’t worth a try.
Another question is duration. This would be slated for the 0.2 release. My guess is a contest length of three weeks would pose zero risk of delaying or complicating the 0.2 release. It is probably plenty of time to attract entrants and have them complete their work. We could go lengthen the contest if people think that would be helpful.
The final question is how to determine a winner. I’m inclined to name Sentinelrv, not as the judge of what is the best entry, but as the judge of what the community consensus is of what is the best entry. There really isn’t a definitive way to gauge community consensus (a poll result can be easily rigged).
I would support Sentinelrv being the lead on selecting the best entry. He’s shown in the past that he can work well with designers and get results.
If other people support his involvement, I might suggest Sentinel utilize 99Designs again. It has contest sections available for website development as well as mobile app development, and it’s possible you might find talented people there. If that site is used, the prize put up does not have to be guaranteed, so that in the event an external designer performs better, no funds will have been wasted.[/quote]
When we did the original Peercoin logo contest on 99designs, I believe we got the silver package to ensure more and better quality designs, which was $499. I also paid a couple hundred dollars more out of my pocket to advertise it better on the website. I also guaranteed the prize because it shows the designers your commitment. If you don’t guarantee the prize, you get less design submissions.
Now I just checked and the pricing for app design using 99designs appears to be even more expensive than regular logo design. The most basic package “bronze” is $599 according to this page and silver is $899. This is all without advertising your contest on the site. See the pricing here…
If you wanted to go the 99designs route again and have serious designers try out, it’s going to cost us some money. I would suggest maybe using 99designs as a last option. We should first try organizing a community contest and advertise it on this forum, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter and BitcoinTalk to get interest. 100 PPC doesn’t sound like enough to interest top talent in my opinion. I’d say at least 200, but it’s not my money so I guess Jordan would have to decide this. The higher the reward, the more and better quality submissions we’re going to get.
You might also want to put in a disclaimer about us reserving the right to not hand out a reward in case the community doesn’t like any of the submissions, or the chance that we don’t get enough quality submissions to choose from. If a community contest doesn’t work out in the end, then we may need to consider 99designs as a last option.
And one question I need answered. Is this theme going to be implemented in everything, Peerunity, Peershares and Peercoin, or just certain ones?