I'm new here so bare that in mind as I rant.
It seems as though the contest holders are getting an AMAZING DEAL.
They are getting hundreds of hours of graphic design time for next to nothing.
They not only get to select from dozens of designs, but they can individually work with each them to tailor the designs.
It seems as these contests are one sided. I have a number of suggestions on how to improve this, but am actually looking for your input.
I can't help but feel like the designers are being exploited here. I also can't help but think that larger graphic design companies that charge thousands of dollars, simply hold a contest, pick the best ones to show their client, and pay the actual designer a hundred bucks or so.
What are your thoughts?