Contests undergo status changes. Refer to this list for details:
Open. The contest is open for entries. The duration could be from 3 to 30 days, depending on how long the contest holder has set it for. Selecting a winner is possible even if the contest duration is not yet over.
Pending. Submitting entries is no longer possible, and no winner has yet been chosen. If no winner is selected within 14 days after the contest duration ends, then the contest will be locked. A locked contest has to be unlocked by the contest holder first before they can pick a winner.
Awarded. A winner has been selected, but the Handover (the transfer of ownership of the winning entry) is not yet completed.
Deleted. The contest has been deleted.