Contest - Upgrades



Can I increase the prize I'm offering?
Yes, you can increase the contest prize as long as you have sufficient funds.

Can I make my Private Contest public?
Unfortunately it’s not possible to make a Private contest public. Some designers specifically enter private contests because their designs are “protected” by being inaccessible to search engines and users who are not logged in.

Can I remove my contest from search engines?
Yes. You can hide your contest from search engines at any time by upgrading it to a Private contest! Only users logged in to Freelancer.com.au can see it!

Select the Private Contest upgrade when creating your contest or click "Upgrade Contest" while it's active.

Note: A Private contest cannot be reversed once the contest is active.

How do I upgrade my contest?
Just select an upgrade feature while creating your contest or click “Edit Contest” to upgrade once it’s active:

  • Guarantee” that you will select a winner and award the prize money to him, her or them.
  • “Highlight” your listing, with a blue border and bold text, to attract more attention.
  • Feature” your contest by having it prominently displayed on the home page.
  • Private” contests are hidden from search engines. Only logged in users can view them. Use this upgrade when confidentiality is a must.
  • Sealed” contests mean designers can only see their own entries and no one else’s. Only you can see ALL the designs.

What is a Featured contest?
It’s an affordable and easy way for you to attract designers by having it prominently displayed on the home page.

You can upgrade to a Featured contest using the “Promote Contest” page before your contest begins or click “Upgrade Contest” once it’s underway.

What is a Guaranteed Contest?

A Guaranteed contest attracts more designs by committing to select a winner and awarding the prize money.

It's FREE to guarantee your contest, just select Guaranteed Upgrade when posting your contest. Once posted, you can select the Guaranteed option from Upgrade Contest section and follow the prompts.

Note: The Money Back Guarantee does not apply to a Guaranteed contest as you are assuring the designers that you will be awarding the prize. If you do not award a winning design by 30 days after the contest closing, the prize money will be automatically shared between freelancers.

What is a Private contest?
A Private contest is an optional upgrade you can use to prevent your contest from being found on Internet search engines. We recommend using it when confidentiality is essential.

Private contests can only be viewed when you or any other user is logged in to Freelancer.com.au. To use it, select the Private Contest upgrade when creating your contest or click “Upgrade Contest” while it’s active.

Note: A Private contest cannot be reversed once the contest is active.

What is a Sealed Contest? Why are the other contest entries hidden?
A Sealed contest is an optional upgrade you can use to ensure designers submit original contest entries. Whereas a normal contest enables designers to view all the submitted designs, a Sealed contest means only you, the contest holder, can see all the entries.

A designer cannot see another designer’s entries, which also minimises disputes over copied entries.

To use it, select the Sealed contest upgrade when creating your contest or click “Upgrade Contest” while it’s active.

Note: A Sealed contest cannot be made public once the contest is live.

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