Ineligible Competitions
ico-D does not endorse or support competitions that are speculative in nature
  1.  ico-D does not endorse competitions for design services that are speculative in nature, often called "free pitching."
     
  2.  ‘Speculative practices’ are defined as: design work (including documented consultation), created by professional designers and organisations, provided for free or at nominal fee, often in competition with peers and often as a means to solicit new business.

In harmony with ico-D’s Model code of professional conduct for designers, ico-D recommends that all professional designers avoid engaging in such practices. 

If you suspect that an Award competition is engaging in speculative practice, please contact:

ico-D Secretariat