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What is a guaranteed design contest?

A guaranteed contest is one whose contest holder has guaranteed that they will select a winning designer, and pay out the prize in their contest.

Guaranteed contests attract more designers — and more designs — than ordinary contests.

You won’t be able to ask for a refund once you confirm your contest prize. But it could make a world of difference to your final design.

Guaranteed contests are marked as guaranteed on the contest page itself, and in the contest listing page, so designers can easily see which contests are guaranteed, and which aren’t.


If a winner isn't chosen in a guaranteed contest, the prize money will be distributed evenly amongst the eligible designers on the 61st day of the contest being in locked. Find out what is a locked contest.

Find out how to guarantee a design contest.

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