TimesSquare.com, a New York publication that opened a logo contest on DesignCrowd, an online marketplace for design jobs. The company offered a $10,000 prize for the winner, and as of this morning, DesignCrowd’s 83,000 designers have submitted 5717 entries.
“If crowdsourcing was an Olympic sport, we’d win a gold medal,” DesignCrowd chief executive Alec Lynch said.
Alec Lynch believes that both the prize and the number of submissions are the largest ever for an online logo contest.
[Update] I just received an email from a PR rep for 99designs, which received 7,972 entries for an Occupy.com logo contest earlier this year. So: no world record … and the gold goes to 99designs.
DesignCrowd is a online marketplace for freelancers, similar to an eLance, oDesk, or Guru.com, but it only focuses on design. The site also offers community contests, crowdsourcing challenges that open up gigs to all designers on the site.
Founded in 2010, the industry website, Crowdsourcing.org, is a neutral organization dedicated solely
to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. As one of the most influential and credible authorities in the crowdsourcing space,
Crowdsourcing.org is recognized worldwide for its intellectual capital, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding
practice expertise and unbiased thought leadership.