How contests work

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 don’t, the contest will run in 3 stages:
1. Qualifying round: The first 5 days of the contest are the qualifying round. During this stage, the contest…

What is the qualifying round?

The Qualifying round is the first stage of your contest, and it begins immediately after you pay for the contest. The Qualifying round lasts 7 days for all contests except website design. During the Qualifying round, the contest is open to all sound creators who’d like to participate. They’ll find your contest by…

What is the Final round?

The Final round is the second stage in your Vinylmint contest. It starts after you’ve selected the finalists in your contest. The Final round gives you 3 days to work with your favorite sound creator, or finalists. During this time, revisions and new sound concepts will continue to come in from your…

How do I select sounds for the Final round?

Your finalists are the top-performing sound creators in your contest’s Qualifying round. You can select a finalist to take through to the Final round of your contest. Once you do this, your contest will be guaranteed and you will no longer be able to request a refund. We’ll let you know when your contest’s Qualifying…