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!
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