Contest Phases

Contests have 4 phases - please note your abilities and what the client can do:

Blind Open Phase

  • Client: Provides feedback, ranks and eliminates designs and and makes any updates to the brief.
  • Designers: You can submit any designs and revisions you want following the rules of the site. You cannot see fellow designers' entries. You will see an eye icon next to your designs submitted in this phase.

Wide Open Phase

  • Client: Provides feedback, ranks and eliminates designs and and makes any updates to the brief.
  • Designers: You can submit any designs and revisions you want following the rules of the site. You can see fellow designers' entries. If you see an eye icon next to another design you must not copy it or obey a client request to copy.

Finalists Phase

  • Client: Arranges designers in to a 'shortlist of preferred designers. Provides feedback, ranks and eliminates designs and and makes any updates to the brief.
  • Designers: You can submit any designs and revisions you want following the rules of the site. 

Selection Phase

  • Client: Eliminates most designs and works with the #1 Designer to get any final revisions. The client may shuffle ranking to get some final revisions from other Designers.
  • Designers: If you are #1, you can submit any designs and revisions you want following the rules of the site. 

Wrap-Up Phase

  • Client: Selects the winner in Selection phase and then waits for winning Designer to upload within 2 days. The client will then download the files and evaluate them. Following that, the winning files will be approved and payment made following site policies.
  • Designers: The winning Designer uploads the winning EPS and JPG. Any special requests made by the client for extra files that are within the site's policies can be sent via email to the client. On client approval, payment will be made following site policies.