What is a locked contest?

When a contest is locked, all of the design entries are hidden, and a message from 99designs will be displayed in place of any comments.

Note: The contest’s entries and comments still exist — they’ve just been hidden while we contact the contest holder.

A contest will lock automatically if: 

  • the customer hasn’t declared a winner within two weeks after the end of their contest/Final Round
  • the customer hasn't selected any designers as finalists after the Qualifying Round

99designs may lock a contest if:


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