A lot of employers looking to get designs use Freelancer.com contests to acquire customized logos, visuals or 3D graphics. If you know your way around Flash, pictures, video, etc., and you’re considering freelancing work, you might want to give contests a go.
To enter a contest, you need to be a registered freelancer on our site. If you're not yet registered, sign up now and complete your profile. Unlike projects wherein you need to have on your profile the skills required by the employer, contests can be entered right away.
Just search for the contests you’re interested in; make sure you read the contest description thoroughly. For a closer look on how to submit entries in contests, please read this article: How to Submit a Contest Entry
Contests, by the way, are much more than just design. More and more contest holders are using contests for other jobs such as business writing, seeing as text-based files are now allowed as entries, and video presentation.
Submitting entries is free for all the participants. Contest holders pay to organize contests and strongly encourage you to participate!