Contest - Choosing a design



Can I divide my contest prize to multiple winners?

No, you need to award the full amount displayed as contest prize to one winner. However, you can select runner-up winners by buying non-winning entries for the amount specified by the entry owners.

 
For example, you award your contest prize of $50 USD to one designer but you found another design that you like. Just locate the entry from your contest page and click on the Buy button for the amount that they have given to get the design. Learn more about contest runner-ups here.

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How do I create a Poll?

All you have to do is click the Launch Poll button on your contest page, then select the entries that you are considering. Once done, share the poll link to your friends through email, Facebook, Twitter, your blog and any other way you like. Learn more here.

This is a great way to get your friends to help you choose by having them vote on up to 8 designs!

How do I choose the contest winner(s)?

You can select a winner at any time while the contest is open. Once the contest ends, you will have 14 days to select a winner before it gets locked. The first design you choose wins the prize money. 

When you're ready, 

  • Go to your contest page.
  • Hover over the entry you want to award.
  • Click "Select Winner" on the designer's entry.
  • Complete the Handover process to finalize the prize payment.


Congratulations, you've just chosen your winner!

You can learn more about awarding the contest prize here.

How do I choose the runner up winner(s)?

After awarding a winner, you will be able to select runner-up winner(s) by buying non-winning entries for the amount specified by the entry owners. Here’s how:

  • Go to your contest page.
  • Click the “Buy” button on the entry that you want to purchase.
  • Complete the Handover process to finalize the prize payment.


Read more about contest runner-ups here.

How long do I have to choose a winning design?

You can choose a winner at any time while the contest is active and within 14 days after the contest ends. If you need help, create a poll and get your friends to vote on up to 8 designs!

Note: If your contest is Guaranteed, the prize money will be automatically shared between designers with qualified entries if you do not award the prize within 30 days after the contest closes.

What happens after I have chosen the winner or runner-up winner(s)?

After choosing your winning entry, you and the winner will enter the Contest Handover. It's a short process in which the winner transfers the ownership of their entry to you. Once it's over, you will be the owner of the entry and the winner will receive their prize money!


The process is the same for selecting the runner-up winner(s). After buying an entry, both you and the runner-up winner will enter the Contest Handover. Once the handover is done, you will be the owner of the entry and the winner will receive their payment.

Can I ask for changes to the entry(ies) I have chosen?

Yes, you can ask freelancers for revisions through private messaging while the contest is still active or during the Contest Handover.


Note:
We recommend freelancers to try and accommodate minor revisions, but for everything else, it is up to them.

What happens if my entry is selected?

If your entry was selected as the winning entry, we will send an email to you with instructions on how to complete the Contest Handover. It’s a short process in which you agree to transfer the ownership of your entry to the contest holder. Once it’s over, the prize money will be all yours and the contest holder will be the proud new owner of your entry!


The same happens if your entry was chosen as runner-up entry. We will notify you on your Dashboard page to complete the Contest Handover. Once done, the contest holder will take ownership of your entry and the payment will be released to you! 

Why is it taking so long for the contest holder to declare a winner?

Sometimes it can be hard to choose a winner from so many quality entries, which is why the contest holder has up to 14 days after the contest closes to declare a winner. The good news is they can always choose more than one winning design!

I was promised the prize, but it was awarded to another Freelancer. What can I do?

Designers, it's ultimately up to the contest holder to decide who wins their contest.


What's great is that more than one design can be chosen by the contest holder! If someone has been chosen as the winner, the contest holder can still purchase other entries that they like.

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