Contest - Upgrades



How do I upgrade my contest?

Just select an upgrade feature while creating your contest or click "Edit Contest" to upgrade once it's active:

  • "Guarantee" that you will select a winner and award the prize money to him, her or them.
  • "Highlight" your listing, with a blue border and bold text, to attract more attention.
  • "Feature" your contest by having it prominently displayed on the home page.
  • "Top" contests mean top freelancers are automatically invited to submit entries to your contest.
  • "Private" contests are hidden from search engines. Only logged in users can view them. Use this upgrade when confidentiality is a must.
  • "Sealed" contests mean designers can only see their own entries and no one else's. Only you can see ALL the designs.
  • "Urgent" contests help you get your favorite entry and complete your contest in 1-2 days. Urgent upgrade is not available on active contests.

What is a Guaranteed Contest?

A Guaranteed contest attracts more designs by committing to select a winner and awarding the prize money.

It's FREE to guarantee your contest, just select Guaranteed Upgrade when posting your contest. Once posted, you can select the Guaranteed option from Upgrade Contest section and follow the prompts.

Note: The Money Back Guarantee does not apply to a Guaranteed contest as you are assuring the designers that you will be awarding the prize. If you do not award a winning design by 30 days after the contest closing, the prize money will be automatically shared between freelancers.

What is a Featured contest?

It’s an affordable and easy way for you to attract designers by having it prominently displayed on the home page.

You can upgrade to a Featured contest using the “Promote Contest” page before your contest begins or click “Upgrade Contest” once it’s underway.

What is a Top Contest?

Top Contest automatically invites top freelancers to join your contest. This ensures that you get high quality entries from experienced freelancers.

You can upgrade Top Contest on "Promote Contest" section while creating your contest or click “Upgrade Contest” once it’s published.

What is an Urgent Contest?

An Urgent Contest is an optional upgrade you can use to complete your contest in 1-2 days. It is automatically upgraded to Guaranteed to make sure you get fast results and get your favorite entry sooner.

You can upgrade by selecting URGENT above "Promote Contest" section while creating your contest.

What is a Private contest?

A Private contest is an optional upgrade you can use to prevent your contest from being found on Internet search engines. We recommend using it when confidentiality is essential.

Private contests can only be viewed when you or any other user is logged in to Freelancer. To use it, select the Private Contest upgrade when creating your contest or click “Upgrade Contest” while it’s active.

Note: A Private contest cannot be reversed once the contest is active.

What is a Sealed Contest? Why are the other contest entries hidden?

A Sealed contest is an optional upgrade you can use to ensure designers submit original contest entries. Whereas a normal contest enables designers to view all the submitted designs, a Sealed contest means only you, the contest holder, can see all the entries.

A designer cannot see another designer’s entries, which also minimises disputes over copied entries.

To use it, select the Sealed contest upgrade when creating your contest or click “Upgrade Contest” while it’s active.

Note: A Sealed contest cannot be made public once the contest is live.

Can I remove my contest from search engines?

Yes. You can hide your contest from search engines at any time by upgrading it to a Private contest! Only users logged in to Freelancer can see it!

Select the Private Contest upgrade when creating your contest or click "Upgrade Contest" while it's active.

Note: A Private contest cannot be reversed once the contest is active.

Can I make my Private Contest public?

Unfortunately it’s not possible to make a Private contest public. Some designers specifically enter private contests because their designs are “protected” by being inaccessible to search engines and users who are not logged in.

Can I increase the prize I'm offering?

Yes, you can increase the contest prize as long as you have sufficient funds.

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