In a blind contest, designers are only able to view their own entries. They will still be able to see the star rating that appears in the bottom left-hand corner of each design, but they won’t be able to see any designs that aren’t theirs.
Designers might prefer to compete in blind contests if they’re worried about other designers copying their ideas.
To launch a blind contest, you need to have already run at least one contest on 99designs.
Blind contests are a little more complicated than normal contests, so it’s best to have worked on a normal contest before you create a blind contest.
The one exception to this rule is Website design contests, which you can make blind even as a first-time contest holder.
If you’ve launched a contest, and you feel strongly that you want it to be blind, contact us.
Once a contest is made blind, it will remain blind for the first three stages of the contest. As the contest goes into the final stage, where the winner is selected, all entries will become visible to all designers.