To be sure that you can pick a truly original design, we have some clear rules. It is not allowed to use or incorporate stock material and copying from other propositions is not tolerated either.
We supervise running contests to make sure that these rules are respected. As the client, you can have a role in this as well:
1. Follow your contest and the propositions that are made. In this way you can see who makes truly original designs.
2. Participants can report designs directly to us through a button. The complaint will be judged by us. Sometimes a designer directly comes to you to point out a possible copyright problem or use of stock material. Please contact us in that case. We take proportionate measures when we judge the complaint as fair, but we want to filter out false allegations.
3. Do you want to check if there is any stock material used? As the client you can try to find out if the image is already on the web somewhere through a reverse image search: you can use Google Images (choose search by image), or TinEye for example.