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Six reasons to avoid design contests

The newly-launched StartUp Britain website, which is backed by the U.K. government, "is designed to make it easier for new companies and innovations to flourish and encourage people who aspire to start new businesses to work for themselves."

But it's the subject of a significant amount of criticism. Some say it lacks all substance, and is little more than a low-quality link farm. Others point out that it promotes sites filled with affiliate links.

Some of the biggest criticism, however, has centered on StartUp Britain's promotion of 99designs, a US-based service that runs crowdsourced design contests.

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