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Nuts and Bolts: Canva Restrictions

April 15, 2022
Nuts & Bolts – Canva Restrictions
There are many third party resources for artists to draw from to create their own greeting card designs.  GCU has established a “No As-Is Policy” to ensure that artists are adding value to the elements creating a new composition and also making sure the resulting works offered from other artists possibly using the same third party elements differ and vary greatly for shoppers’ benefit.
Key to GCU’s policy is: 
“… create something new and different by using them as an element in a new design where the original image is no longer recognizable in its original form.”
The ease of use and power of Canva has launched its popularity.  It is tailor made for social media content, promotional flyers, posters, presentation graphics, etc.  At this time GCU will not accept  submissions created with Canva.  As their processes, commercial usage terms, and attribution level matures, we will adjust our policy accordingly.
The Policy follows:
At this time, GCU does not accept works created by/in Canva.  When Canva provides a clear commercial use license / terms of use and allows users to provide links to the individual elements used in the new composition this will be reconsidered.   
Please see here for GCU’s No As-Is Policy.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


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GCU Community Manager

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 20, 2022 3:20 pm

    As a stock photographer whose images are being distributed on Canva (not by my choice but because of the contract I am under) I deeply appreciate this decision. I’m finding my images being sold on products,cards and more and I’m barely getting pennies for it and it competes with my own creations.

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