Can Outside Designers Be Invited to a Contest? is not specifically against Clients using or inviting Designers they have worked with on a regular basis to make an account. However, we have found that doing so can can have as serious negative impact on your contest should the community find out.

Such practices are generally viewed as creating an unfair and negative competitive environment and many Designers refrain from entering such contests. If Designers and Clients are found to be colluding to unfairly circumvent site policies, such accounts may be disabled without notice.

Designers who may sign up are subject to vigorous and extended review by administrators and the community as well as being limited in various ways. Generally, it will be a long time before an average account attains full status on the site. Therefore, it is generally not in the best interests of a Client to invite outside help.