Entering a contest

How do I submit a design into a contest?

Click the Submit a sound button on the contest page…

I’m a contest finalist! What does that mean?

As a designer, almost all contests in our marketplace are open to you. There is only one type of exclusive contest—Platinum contests. These are only open to Platinum sound creators

How is copyright handled?

If you’re selected as a contest finalist, we’ll let you know by email. So if you’re a finalist, it means the customer’s so impressed by your work that they want your creation, wants to you to make a couple edits, or wants to poll your sound amongst your peers and their colleagues. When a customer selects finalists which means…

Got any tips or tricks for winning contests?

Creating a great sound is, of course, the best way to win a contest. But understanding the design brief, getting involved early, and working closely with the contest holder can greatly improve your chances of winning. See this video…

I’m having problems uploading my work. What should I do?

We’re sorry you’ve had difficulty submitting! If you contact us at admin@vinylmint.com, we’ll sort out the problem as soon as we can. However, please note that Vinylmint is supported on…

What’s the non-disclosure agreement (NDA)?

Vinylmint’s platinum contests require you to agree to an NDA. This is a legal agreement between a customer who’s holding a private contest, and the designers who want to see the details of that contest. When you agree to the NDA, you’re agreeing not to disclose the details of the contest to anyone…

Are contests limited to US-based designers?

No—designers from all over the world can (and do!) compete in our sound contests, but you should make sure you can receive payments via PayPal before you start submitting designs…