Contest - Entries



A design I liked was withdrawn, what can I do?
You can try sending the designer a private message and ask them to resubmit their design. Just click the designer’s name and then contact them through their design page. Ultimately though, it’s up to the designer to decide whether they resubmit that design or not.

Am I eligible to enter?
To enter a contest you need to be a registered Freelancer.ph user and have the specific skills required for that contest in your My Qualifications page, such as Graphic Design or Logo Design. If you’re not registered sign up now, complete your Profile, and then read the contest holder’s design brief. You’re now ready to start submitting your contest entries! Good luck!

Can I contact freelancers?
Yes, if you are the contest holder you can send freelancers private messages through their individual design pages. Click their username in the contest view page to navigate to that freelancer's entry page. Note: Please do not ask or provide private contact information as it is against Freelancer.ph's Terms of Service.

Can I contact the contest holder?
Freelancers, you can leave a comment for the contest holder on your private message box.

Note: Please do not request or provide any contact information as it is against Freelancer.ph's Terms of Service.

Can I use stock images or clipart?
Designers, please only use images for which you have copyright, to ensure your entry is not rejected!

Can the contest holder ask me for a copy of my design before the contest ends?
No, designers, please do not comply with these kinds of requests. The contest holder should only preview your design on the contest page.

How can I refer to a design in my comment?
You can reference each design by putting the hash symbol “#” in front its entry number, located in the top left corner of the entry, e.g. #3.
To reference multiple designs please place hash tags in front of each of them, e.g. “#4, #80 and #120”.

How do I provide comments to designers for submitted designs?
Only the contest holder can leave private comments for designers. No one else can read them. To provide comments, click the "Message" button on a design entry or navigate to the designer’s page.

To leave comments that can be viewed and responded to by everyone, use the Public Clarification Board at the bottom of the contest page.

How do I rate a design?
Each entry has stars in the bottom right corner that you can hover over and click to rate that design (maximum 5 stars).

We recommend rating each design to let all contest participants know what you like and how they should alter their future designs. To remove a design from your contest click “Reject”. If you change your mind and want to reconsider it click “Reconsider”.

How do I refer to a particular designer in the public comments?
Use the '@' symbol followed by the designer's username, eg. @designUser.

How do I reject a design from my contest?
To reject a design, hover over it and click “Reject”. If you change your mind and want to reconsider the design click “Reconsider”.

How do I stop a designer from entering my contest?
To prevent a designer from entering your contest, click their username on any of their designs then, click “Reject Designer” on their design page. This will prevent them from entering any of your contests, not just this one!

How do I submit my contest entry?
Click “Submit Design” on contest view page. When you’re ready to enter the contest with your design, we’ll ask you to upload a small image of your design and agree to the Freelancer.ph Terms and Conditions before clicking “Submit”.

Note: You must have the relevant design skills in your My Qualifications page before the contest began in order to submit an entry. You may not be able to enter the contest if you added these skills after it began.

How do I withdraw my entry from a contest?
To withdraw your design from a contest just hover over your entry on the contest page and click “Withdraw”. If the contest is still active you may still have time to submit another design.

How will I be notified when new entries are submitted?
We’ll let you know by posting an item on the newsfeed in your Freelancer.ph Dashboard, and by email, when a designer submits their first entry to your contest.

What file format should I submit my entry in?
Entries can be submitted as JPEG, GIF or PNG images. Designers should also ensure their submissions are in an aspect ratio of 6:4.

If you win a contest you need to upload the original submission in the contest holder’s requested file format, which is specified in their design brief on the contest page.

What happens to my entry when a contest is refunded or closed or no winner is declared?
In the unlikely event that this happens, it basically means the contest ends without a winner being selected. The contest holder is unable to use your design or any other entry, since they did not acquire it from you. The contest will become locked after 14 days of a contest closing.

If the contest is guaranteed, and a winner has not been awarded, the prize will be shared amongst the top entries after 30 days of the contest closing.

What is a Highlight Entry upgrade?

The Highlight Entry upgrade is an option for Freelancers to feature their entries with a yellow border making it stand out from all other entries. It incurs a fee of $0.50 USD.

The option to highlight an entry is available on the ‘Submit your Entry’ form.

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What is a Sealed Entry upgrade?

A Sealed Entry upgrade is an option for Freelancers to ensure that their entries are unique and original.

The entry will only be visible to the contest holder and the Freelancer who owns it. This feature incurs a fee of $0.50 USD.

The option to seal an entry is available on the ‘Submit your Entry’ form.

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What should I upload when submitting my design?
The contest holder's design brief on the contest page will specify what you need to upload.

Which fonts can I use in a design?
We recommend checking the design brief for the contest holder’s specified font. If there is none, please only use fonts which you are legally able to use to avoid your design being rejected!

Why did my entry get a poor rating?
A low rating indicates that your design is not what the contest holder is looking for in their design brief. There may also be constructive feedback from the contest holder to explain their decision Remember, you can enter multiple designs while the contest is active, so don’t give up!

Note: Sometimes, even if you follow the design brief, the contest holder may give it a low rating or reject it if it’s not to their liking.

Why do designers withdraw entries?
Some designers may no longer wish to be involved in a contest or feel they no longer are in the running for the prize. They may change their mind about a design idea and would like to resubmit an updated version. The best way to minimise the risk of withdrawals is by providing written Feedback for designs you like best as well as using the star ratings so designers can revise their entries accordingly.

Why was my entry rejected?
Entries are usually rejected if the design is not what the contest holder is looking for in their design brief. There may also be constructive feedback from the contest holder to explain their decision. Remember, you can enter multiple designs while the contest is active, so don’t give up!

Note: Sometimes, even if you follow the design brief, the contest holder may give it a low rating or reject it if it’s not to their liking.

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