If you're selected as a contest finalist, we'll let you know by email, and in the My Contests area.
Customers can only select up to 6 finalists for a contest. So if you're a finalist, it means the customer's so impressed by your work that they want you to compete in the Final round of their contest with a limited number of others.
When a customer selects finalists, they guarantee the contest, which means that the contest's prize money will be awarded to one of the finalists. So the Final round is crunch time: your chance to do your absolute best.
You'll want to listen to the customer's feedback and put everything you can into meeting their needs. By responding to their directions and discussing your designs with them, you'll give yourself the best chance of winning the contest. Don't forget that you can also submit entirely new designs in the Final round. So if inspiration strikes, don't hold back.
In most contests, the Final round lasts for 3 days. If you're a finalist, make sure you're around to refine designs and work with the customer during that time. Good luck!