“Last Thursday Greg Storey posted an entry announcing a contest he was going to hold in order to obtain a logo for his friendís new business venture. Over 100 comments later it seems thereís a decently even split between those who agree with the contest and those who donít (I think I inadvertantly became one of the loudest proponents for the latter). I donít want to discuss the merits of the contest here (Iíve already been chided enough for trying to discuss it there) but I would like to approach one of the issues that the contest and all the subsequent discussion raises. And that is whether or not design contests that promise to make up in prestige what they lack in paying the bills are actually worthwhile.”