What is an Urgent Contest?

If you’re really pressed for time and need a design right away, it might interest you to know that the Urgent upgrade allows for faster response time on the part of the contestants. You can get your winning design in a day or two, and it’s only $35 USD for expediting the process.

To upgrade, hover your mouse over Hire Freelancers and select Start a Contest.


On the Start a Contest page, tick Urgent at the upgrades section. Take note, though, that the Urgent option will only appear if your contest is for design — meaning you have to select Design in the field that’s requiring your work category and select a design job in the optional field.

Once you choose the Urgent upgrade, your contest will automatically be upgraded to a Guaranteed contest without additional charges.

Complete the details of your contest and click Get Entries Now to post it. 

The design entries come in almost as soon as you post your contest. You can choose a winner at any time once the contest is active and up to 14 days after it ends. If you need more info on that, here’s Awarding the Contest Prize.

A contest can still be upgraded to Urgent even if it was already posted. To know more about changing your contest once it started, please read this article.

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