I am wanting to do a design contest for alternate covers for my Dungeonesque Red Box RPG product
(see the Indiegogo current running at https://goo.gl/oDQkbD
). I wanted to get feedback from the RPG artist community on how to do licensing of the art and about the way I am thinking of running the contest
In a nutshell, here's what I'd like to do:
—I provide a template for the contest – an example 8.5x11” cover spread.
—I run the contest for 30 days.
—Artists send in their entries to the art contest.
—At the end I post all the entries and have some voting mechanism for the community to vote on the entries.
—I use a combination of public votes and our own internal voting to decide the winner.
—There will be two winners – one for a full color cover, the other for a B&W cover.
—Each of the two winners gets $150.
—All entries (both the winners and non-winner entries) are available for download and private printing use by the RPG community for use with the Dungeonesque RPG product. A consumer can use the cover to print at Kinkos or for a private printing on Lulu.com. People cannot use the art commercially. The art will not be used by me commercially but is for alternate, private printings of the product by consumers.
—Artists still retain rights to use the art for other purposes.
—Art doesn't have to be designed specifically for this contest – artists can submit art they have done and have rights to from prior projects or hobby work.
What are your thoughts on this? Any changes you would suggest?
What about the licensing – how would you word the license re: rights? Maybe there's one of the Creative Commons licenses that would work well for this?
Thanks in advance for your feedback!