Postcard design contests: creative ideas from professional designers

There’s no better way to design a postcard. Multiple designers will send you tons of ideas for your postcard, and you’ll choose your favorite. No templates. No robots. No frustrating apps. Just a 100% unique postcard.

Completely custom postcard design

We don’t do generic, templated design. With 99designs, you’ll get a bespoke postcard that sets you apart from the competition.
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Expert postcard designers

All of our designers are hand-vetted and rated for their quality, so you’ll know you’re working with the best.
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Money-back guarantee

We’re your creative partner from start to finish. We offer free design consultations and 24/7 customer support. Still don’t like your postcard? Get your money back.
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How a postcard design contest works

Create a design brief.

1. Describe your perfect postcard

Our interactive creative brief makes it simple to describe your design needs and set your budget.

Pick your winning design.

2. Get dozens of postcard design ideas

Professional designers from all over the world enter your contest by sending you concepts. You’ll collaborate and give feedback to create the ideal postcard.

Get dozens of designs.

3. Pick a winning card

You’ll have seven days to work with designers. Then, you’ll select your favorite postcard and we’ll transfer the copyright and send you the final files.

Any style, any industry. Our postcard designers do it all.

We’ve been the leader in online graphic design since 2008. Check out our clients who love their postcards.
A$499
I sell coffee and other products for beverages to Cafes
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entries
6
designers
A$499
The Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic is a specialist legal service that provides free information, legal advice and…
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entries
3
designers
A$269
For this project, I need to design some marketing materials for my other business (Yogalanda - where I teach yoga, tantr
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7
designers
US$999 USD
The First Academy is a Christ-centered Preschool to Grade 12 College Preparatory School in Orlando, Florida. The Firs...
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10
designers
A$269
Migration 2019 Conference in Sydney, Australia on 15 November 2019 - conference for Migration Agents sponsored by Allia
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32
designers
US$999 USD
We are an elementary charter school focused on project-based learning and a STEM curriculum along with arts. Our target
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US$999 USD
The First Academy is a Christ-centered Preschool to Grade 12 College Preparatory School in Orlando, Florida. The First A
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entries
10
designers
A$399
A membership organisation for people doing business in rural and regional Australia. Provides support, resources and ...
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20
designers
A$399
Mobile Commercial Refrigeration breakdown service in Brisbane Queensland.
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32
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A$399
We sell ethical, handmade jewellery, homewares and accessories....
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16
designers
A$269
Property maintenance services for absentee home owners
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18
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A$599
We run fun, practical, interactive workshops for childcare educators...
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Our goal was achieved.
Our movie poster was designed by 99designs and we liked it so much we ended up using it throughout our entire marketing campaign.

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Professional postcards, no matter your budget

We guarantee that you’ll get a great postcard no matter what your budget is. Our higher-priced packages offer more experienced designers and more hands-on support. Prices exclude GST.

Bronze
A$269
Silver
A$399
Gold
A$799
Platinum
A$1,399
Design concepts (approx.)
Design concepts (approx.)
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100% money-back guarantee
100% money-back guarantee
Full copyright ownership
Full copyright ownership
Mid & Top Level designers only
Mid & Top Level designers only
Top Level designers only
Top Level designers only
Dedicated manager
Dedicated manager
Prioritized support
Prioritized support

Your postcard design FAQs, answered.

Everything you need to move to production. Your postcard design will be uploaded in the correct formats based on your stated needs. Typically this means a production-ready Adobe Illustrator file, Adobe Photoshop file, PDF file or EPS file.
 
Plus, you’ll get the full legal copyright, so the design will be all yours.
Lots of ideas! If you’re looking for inspiration, explore 99designs for fantastic examples of postcards created by our design community.
 
Bring as many specifics as you can, too. Including the dimensions of your paper, whether you need folds, designs you like, brand details, event specifics, photos, printing requirements and any other specifications that would affect your design.
 
The more you give the designers, the better they can design postcards for you!
Yes. If you have any specific images (like a logo or event photos) that need to be included with your postcard, please submit them to designers with your brief.
 
Unless you request otherwise, your designer may also use stock images (purchased from a third party) in your design. If a designer uses stock art in a design, they’ll tell you which images they are and use watermarked versions of them in their entries. Once you choose the winning design, you’ll need to purchase the stock art and provide it to the winning designer so they can complete the design.
Your design contest includes one winning postcard. If you need a second postcard for another event or a larger postcard for a different purpose, you have a couple of options: you can run a second contest, or you can start a 1-to-1 Project with your winning designer to create the additional assets.
Absolutely (and we love it when that happens)! When your postcard design contest has finished, you can start a 1-to-1 Project with your winning designer.
On 99designs, designers agree to upload only original artwork, so each designer owns the rights to their design submissions until you choose your contest’s winner. During the design handover stage, the designer agrees to transfer the rights, and you become the owner of the copyright of your winning postcard design.
We guarantee that you’ll get a great postcard at any pricing level, but our higher-priced packages give you more design options and better support.
 
Here’s how it works: When you pay more, the prize for the winning designer is bigger, too. More experienced designers participate in your contest, so you get more high-quality designs to choose from. More options means additional time that's needed to review your designs. That’s why our Gold and Platinum packages offer dedicated managers to help streamline that process by writing creative briefs and giving your designers feedback.
 
When selecting your postcard contest package, think about how much time you’ll have and what experience you have writing briefs and working with designers. If you're still unsure, contact us for a design consultation.
Choose “Make your contest private” from the Contest options section before you launch your postcard design contest. This will prohibit designers from using their designs elsewhere, and your contest will be unsearchable on the web.
 
This will automatically attach a standard NDA template to your contest. If you prefer, you can also upload your own NDA.
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 60 days of payment on all Postcard Design Contests, except those with a guaranteed prize and those that have entered the Final Round. You can also call us anytime to help you rewrite your brief, reopen your project to ensure you get a good result and help you pick a winning design. Remember, if we refund your contest, you aren’t legally entitled to use any of the designs submitted to your contest.

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