We are currently experimenting with Diamond contests which have the largest prize available and are only available to hand-picked "Diamond" designers.
We are promoting these to clients as a higher priced contest with a smaller amount of entries, but with an emphasis on high quality and well thought out designs.
Diamond designers are currently selected currently based on:
- A portfolio with a unique and curated Top selections
- A portfolio that in general avoids generics and cliches
- Making the Staff Picks
- Professional communication, and the ability to handle a rude client with grace
"I hate the fact that I wasn't picked"
The current staff preferred Design aesthetic might not match up with your style, and that's ok. This affects a handful of contests per week, and so far is showing to increase the average prizes of non-Diamond contests.
This is an experiment
The Diamond contests are an experiment, and the selection process, or the process itself is entirely likely to change.