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#1 allynien

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 02:24 PM

Hi all! 

 

I guess this question is better addressed to some of the more experienced designers on this site. 

How do you cope with being the only one eliminated in a contest? Or have you? Do you remember when it happened? 

 

I recently experienced this after submitting 5, what I considered unique, designs to a blind contest in which there were already 60+ entries. I've been on the losing end before, so I'm not new to the feelings of losing out to any of the great designers on this site. It was a new experience though to be the only one to have all of their designs eliminated within a few hours, especially after seeing the ratings on two of the designs get bounced around from 85-48-68-no rating within 5 minutes. A design may not be up to par, the CH may have changed their mind, it may not address all the checkpoints needed, etc. I know there are a lot of variables when discussing an eliminated design and you should never take the loss or elimination personally but it seems easier said than done in this case. So to all the experienced designers, is it wrong to openly ask the CH what was off with those designs? Or is that considered rude? Should you ignore it to focus on a new contest? or Should you try again in that contest? I'm curious to know if anyone here as similar experiences and how they coped with it! 

 

Thank you for taking the time to read. 



#2 Babba

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 10:46 PM

It is happening to all designers, all the time. At the begging it really hurts, but later it becomes normal. It happen to me couple of times to be eliminated literary less than a minute after my upload. That still upsets me, spending too much time thinking and making the whole design, just to be reviewed in couple of seconds and thrown in a trash bin. 

 

On the other hand, it made me work harder regarding my professional improvement, and also a bit smarter with the client, briefs, concepts and time spent on the project. That means, if I gave 1 or 2 designs, and been eliminated, then I usually move on to another contest.

 

And, yes... I do not ask clients whats wrong with my design. Most of them will not reply to you, and if they do, the answer will be generic. Which is okay, as they do not want to waste time on that, if they are already receiving designs they like more. 

 

Anyway, my advice is not to take any of elimination personally. 

 

I hope my reply will help. 

 

Good luck!  :)


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#3 allynien

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 11:54 PM

Thank you for sharing Babba. Your input was appreciated! It sounds weird to say other's posts regarding negative experiences makes me happy but, in truth, it's the overall sentiment of knowing these occurrences are somewhat systematic and happen to everyone at some point. I'm a bit stubborn with my designs, but reading posts like these is convincing on knowing when to move on. Thanks again! 


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#4 Arief125

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 06:42 PM

Thanks for the Enlightenment I am newbie and greetings know all.







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