Contest Length… More or Less
July 22, 2008
We’ve made a few changes relating to the length of time that contests can run for.
The standard length for contests remains at 7 days. But rather than having contests in the web design category run for 10 days, we’ve listened to you guys and gone back to 7 days across the board – but with a couple of changes. Read on…
Fast Track is Back
The Fast Track option had a short holiday from the Web Page Design category, but is now back in full force. If you’re looking for a design in a hurry, or you’re a designer chasing that fast money, fast tracked contests are quick contests which run for 1, 2 or 3 days. But if that doesn’t turn out to be quite enough time, keep reading…
Contest holders can now choose to extend a contest while it is still running – but the minimum prize amount that they must offer goes up with each day beyond the standard length of 7 days. If their prize was sitting on the minimum amount for the category, it will need to be increased by about 25% for each day extended. Of course, if the prize was already way above the minimum, it wont need to be increased to extend the contest.
Contest extensions gives the contest holder more chance to work with the leading designers in the contest to nail down an idea that everyone is happy with. And of course the increased prize gives designers incentive to work on polishing up that last revision or two.
If you’re a contest holder and need extra time – edit your contest and click on ‘extend this contest’.