Contest - Entries
Am I eligible to enter?
You're now ready to start submitting your contest entries! Good luck!
How do I submit my contest entry?
On the contest page, click Join Contest. You will be asked to choose whether you will immediately submit your entry or participate first and submit your entry later on. Choose one option, then click Submit.
To know more about contest entry submission, please click here.
What should I upload when submitting my design?
The Contest Brief written by the contest holder on the contest page will specify what you need to upload.
What file format should I submit my entry in?
Entries can be submitted in different file formats depending on the type of contest you participated in. Here are the accepted file formats for:
Designers should ensure their submissions have an aspect ratio of 6:4.
Can I use stock images or clipart?
Designers, please only use images for which you have the copyright to ensure your entry is not rejected!
To know more, read here.
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. To know more, please click here.
Can I upgrade my entry?
Yes, you may upgrade your contest entry before submitting it.
Below are the entry upgrades you can choose from:
What is a Sealed Entry upgrade?
A Sealed Entry upgrade is an option for freelancers to protect their entries and ensure that they are unique and original.
What is the 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.
What is Sell Entry Price?
Sell Entry Price is an optional feature that allows you to sell your entry to the contest holder if you don’t win the contest.
To do this, just hover over your entry, click Sell Entry and specify the price amount, which can be equal to or lower than the contest prize.
Why did my entry get a poor rating?
A low rating indicates that your design is not that close to what the contest holder is looking for in their contest brief. There may also be constructive feedback from the contest holder to explain their decision.
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. Reported designs due to copyright infringement can also be rejected by the contest holder.
Can I contact the contest holder?
Yes, you can leave a comment for the contest holder on your Private Message Board. Just go to the contest page, click your username under your entry and you will be redirected to the page with all your entries and Private Message Board. To know more, please click here.
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.
What happens to my entry when a contest is refunded or closed or no winner is declared?
Some contest holders may be unable to choose a design from the submitted entries, and they can choose to have the prize refunded if their contest is eligible for it.
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 at the upper right corner of the entry.
How will I be notified when new entries are submitted?
When a designer submits their first entry to your contest, we'll let you know by posting an item on the Newsfeed of your Freelancer Dashboard page and by sending you an email.
Can I contact designers?
Yes. If you are the contest holder, you can send designers private messages through their individual design pages.
How do I provide comments to designers for submitted designs?
Comments can be left by the contest holder and other designers on any contest entry, as long as the contest is not Sealed.
Why do designers withdraw 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. Go to your contest page, and select the Withdrawn tab to view withdrawn entries.From there, just click the designer's name under their withdrawn entry and leave a message on their Private Message Board.
How do I rate a design?
Each entry has stars at their bottom right corner that you can hover over and select to rate the design (with 5 stars as the highest rating).
How do I reject a design from my contest?
To reject a design, hover over it and click Reject.
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 Freelancer on their design page.
How can I refer to a design in my comment?
You can make a reference to any design by putting a hashtag "#" in front of the entry number, which is located at the top left corner of the entry (e.g. #3). This can be done on the Public Clarification Board of your contest page.
How do I refer to a particular designer in the public comments?
When referring to a designer in your comment, use the "@" symbol before the designer's username (eg. @designUser).