Your contest will consist of the following phases:
Blind phase - 4 Days
This is the initial "audition" part of the contest where all designers will be able to submit their logos. Designers need time to develop their initial ideas, so most of the entries won't start showing up until the last day or hours of this phase. Designers cannot see each other's designs.
Finalists phase - 2 days
In this phase the field is narrowed to allow to work your five Finalists, which can be changed at anytime. Limiting submissions to the Finalists designers ensures more personalized attention and dedicated service. A designer is much more likely to go the distance with you if they are only competing with four others, instead of dozens and dozens. Designers will be able to see all ranked designs.
Selection phase - 0 to 7 days
Once the contest has ended the Contest Holder will have 7 days to select the winning designer in the Judging Phase. In this phase the #1 ranked designer can submit revisions to finalize the logo.
Once you have chosen your logo, the designer will upload the final files. After you download the files, you can approve them so the designer can receive their payment.
Note: The day and time you pay for your contest is the day and time it will start. It will therefore end 4 days later for Open Phase, 6 days for Top 5 and 13 days later for Judging.
Once your contest starts, the contest portion and other phases are sequential - weekends are included.
Example: You pay for your contest on the 1st; the Open phase ends on the 5th, Top 5 on the 7th, Judging on the 14th.