Sunday, October 5, 2008 - NO!SPEC
Paying work should never be a contest. It is ultimately disrespectful
to ask someone who is training/has trained to produce skilled work
without guaranteed and worthy compensation.
Regardless as to whether one person may get paid at the end, this
company is expecting a lot of people to spend their time creating work
for free. Speculative work is unfair and this instance is particularly
unfair as they are targeting the people who are most in need of
experience for their work history - students and beginners are more
likely to work any job they can to help build on their resume.
For more information on how to avoid being taken advantage of and
for help with understanding the difference between charitable, pro
bono, and speculative work, check out the NO!SPEC website.