Are contests private?
Most of our contests operate in the open and are viewable by the public and search engines.
Private contests are only viewable to the contest holder, approved designers, and staff on our secure servers. Designers are not allowed to include private contest work in their portfolio unless explicit permission is provided by the contest holder.
If you would like a private contest it is recommended that you select the Private Upgrade ($50 USD) before launching your contest; however, contests can be upgraded to private during or after the contest. Failing to select a private contest before you start your contest may cause the contest to be temporarily indexed by search engines.