How long do design contest take, and what’s involved?
For all sound categories except for scores, the contest will usually run for 7-14 days. A customer can end a contest at any time by declaring a winner, but if they do not, the contest will run in 3 stages:
- Qualifying round: The first 5 days of the contest are the qualifying round. During this stage, the contest is open to all sound creators, and listed on our contest listings page. Sound creators submit sounds, and the contest holder gives them feedback about what they like, and what they do not. This is the sound creators chance to show off their skills, and the contest holder’s chance to see how responsive sound creators are to their feedback.
- Select finalists: At the end of the Qualifying round, the contest holder has up to 14 days to select a winner to move into the revision period of the contest. Once this step is complete, the contest will become guaranteed and the money will be moved into escrow, which means the contest holder will no longer be able to ask for a refund on it.
- Final round: 3. The final round typically last for 3 days. During this period, the contest holder works closely with sound creators to help them revise the sounds to perfection. The contest holder can request up to 3 revisions for free. They must pay $50 for each additional revision. The revision period last up to 5 business days based on the timeline of the contest holder. After the revision period concludes, the sound creator will submit their sounds for you to select a winner.
No timeline is the same for each contest or category for a particular sound.
Contest holders who need more time at any stage can contact our support team.