Podcast cover design contests: creative ideas from professional designers

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

Completely custom podcast art

We don’t do generic, templated design. With 99designs, you’ll get a bespoke podcast cover that sets you apart from the competition.
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Expert podcast cover 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 podcast cover? Get your money back.
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How a podcast cover art contest works

Create a design brief.

1. Describe your perfect podcast cover

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

Pick your winning design.

2. Get dozens of podcast cover 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 podcast cover.

Get dozens of designs.

3. Pick a winning podcast cover

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

Any style, any industry. Our podcast cover designers do it all.

We’ve been the leader in online graphic design since 2008. Check out our clients who love their podcast art.
US$299 USD
A podcast that covers the yearly aviation regulation book - Federal Aviation Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manu
US$259 USD
My company offers training and education in the area of employee and organizational wellbeing. I like to challenge the s
US$359 USD
Roaring Earth is a popular wildlife media brand with a big social media presence: www.roaring.earth and facebook.com/roa
We saved a spot for your podcast cover.
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US$599 USD
The podcast is about personal development. It focuses upon personal spirituality and personal agency. It will both be a
US$599 USD
This will be a podcast that directs it's attention to topics of controversy from much of my lived experiences and also f
US$299 USD
We interview experts to uncover how they achieved mastery of something and help them translate that into actionable lear

Professional podcast covers, no matter your budget

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

Design concepts (approx.)
Design concepts (approx.)
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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 burning podcast cover art FAQs, answered.

Everything you need to move to production. Your podcast cover art 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 podcast art created by our design community.

Bring as many specifics as you can, too. Include genre, style or podcast details, episode samples, dimensions, designs you like, printing requirements and any other specifications that would affect your design.

The more you give the designers, the better they can design podcast covers for you.
99designs is the most trusted source for graphic design online. We invented design contests and have been growing and improving our platform ever since. We offer:

    - Professional designers that are hand-vetted for quality
    - Collaboration tools that make the design process easy
    - Safe payment options for clients and designers

We promise you’ll get a completely custom design you’ll love, or we’ll give you your money back.
At 99designs, we’re dedicated to building the world’s largest community of talented, professional designers. Every designer must apply and be accepted to work on our platform. Designer applications are reviewed by human design experts, and accepted designers are classified as either Top, Mid or Entry-Level. At 99designs you can feel assured you’re working with an expert.
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 60 days of payment on all Podcast Cover Art 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.
Yes. If you have any specific images (like a logo or a photo) that need to be included with your podcast art, 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 custom podcast cover contest includes one winning podcast cover. If, for example, you need a second cover or an additional variation, 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.
Absolutely (and we love it when that happens)! When your podcast art 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 that podcast cover.
We guarantee that you’ll get great podcast cover art 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 podcast art 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 podcast cover art 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’re here to help

Our smart and friendly client support team is available 24/7 to guide you through the creative process and answer all of your questions. Send us an email or call to speak with an actual human.