Email design worthy of a forward

Your emails allow you to communicate with attention-grabbing graphics, evocative illustrations and clean design. Our artists are masters of the latest design trends, and they’ll create a professional email for your business that you’ll be proud to send to everyone on your list.

Get all this with your email design:

Multiple designers (who find you)

Our entire global design community will have access to your contest and will send you all sorts of creative design ideas, unique to your needs.
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Ready-to-go files and total freedom

Your new email design comes with production-ready files that are ready for your mail client. Plus, the copyright’s all yours.
by Martis Lupus

Satisfaction, guaranteed

We’ve got your back every step of the way. Don’t like your final email design options? You get 100% of your money back. It’s that simple.
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How an email design contest works

1. Tell us what you want

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

2. Get dozens of email designs

Our global community of professional email artists present their ideas. You provide feedback.

3. Pick your favorite

Seven days later, choose your winning email design. It's like picking your favorite child.

Send a blast from the present with email design

US$799 USD
This year our event will be in Palm Desert and we want our design style to be similar to We wan
US$1,199 USD
Sage Financial Group is nationally recognized leader in investment and wealth management. We are a privately held re...
US$1,199 USD
Our email reaches over 60,000 and we're primarily focused on classroom teachers who have either 1) taken our courses or
US$799 USD
Medical Aesthetics Businesses
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US$499 USD
fresh produce shippers and sellers
US$499 USD
existing clients
US$299 USD
17 to 65
US$1,199 USD
I write a personal newsletter with 500-1000 word "rants" about politics and email it to my readers every day....
US$299 USD
Our readers, watchers and listeners are American progressive and liberal voters, especially those who are engaged daily

Professional emails, no matter your budget

Promoting a new product? We can help with that. Or launching your first newsletter? We do that, too. Whatever you need, we’ve got fast, eye-catching email design from the pros.

Bronze HK$2,399

  • Expect ~20 designs
  • Money back guarantee

Silver HK$3,999

  • Expect ~30 designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize

Gold HK$6,399

  • Expect ~40 designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Mid and Top Level designers only

Platinum HK$9,699

  • Expect ~30 premium designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Top Level designers only
  • Prioritized support
  • Dedicated manager

Your burning email design FAQs, answered.

What will I get with my email design?
All the design files you need to build your custom emails. Your email design will be uploaded in the correct formats to send to a developer. Typically this means a production-ready Adobe Photoshop (PSD), Adobe Illustrator (AI), PDF or EPS files.

Plus, you’ll get the full legal copyright, so the design will be all yours.

Please note that an Email Design Contest does not include any coding, so you will have to have the email converted to HTML to upload to your email client.
What do I need to bring to the email design process?
Lots of ideas! If you’re looking for inspiration, explore 99designs for fantastic examples of emails created by our design community.

Bring as many specifics as you can, too. Include information about your business, the type of email you’re looking to send, dimensions, designs you like, and any other specifications that would affect your design.

The more you give the designers, the better they can design custom emails for you.
Can I use images in my design?
Yes. If you have any specific images (like a logo or product photography) that need to be included in your email, 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.
What if I have more than one type of email or need additional templates?
Your custom email contest includes one winning email design. If, for example, you need a second template for your email, you have a few options: you can award multiple winners, run a second contest or you can start a 1-to-1 Project with your winning designer to create the additional assets.
Can I work with my designer once my contest ends?
Absolutely (and we love it when that happens)! When your email design contest has finished, you can start a 1-to-1 project with your winning designer.
Who owns what copyright and when?
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 that email.
Which package should I choose for my custom email contest?
We guarantee that you’ll get great emails 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 email design 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.
How can I protect my email design contest with an NDA?
Choose “Make your contest private” from the Contest options section before you launch your email 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.
Is there really a 100% money back guarantee?
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 60 days of payment on all Email 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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