How do I choose a winning sound?

Once your contest is finished, it enters the Select winner stage, which gives you 21 days to pick a winner.

We suggest you shortlist your favorite designs, and then check the following:

  • Originality of design

    We strongly recommend that you only award prizes to sounds based solely on original work. Original designs should not include sounds that have infringed on another persons copyrights. Check with your finalist sound creator to verify:

    • the sound is 100% original and therefore will not attract any further license fees, or
    • the rights to any non-original components of the sound are available to you. The specific costs and rights vary greatly, so it is important to check this with the rights holder.
  • Quality and format

    Double-check that the format the sound creator will supply you with is what you expect. If you are unsure, check with your printer or web developer, or see What should I ask the winning sound provider? for more details.

Having trouble picking a winner?

It can be hard to choose a winning design. So why not get your friends and colleagues to help you?

Use our poll tool to invite your contacts to vote for their favorite designs in your contest. It can make the job of choosing a winner much easier.