Artists submit work to a Minted Challenge during the Submission Period. Once the Submission Period closes, the Challenge moves to the Critique Period during which you can give and receive feedback with fellow Minted artists and edit your work. Once the Critique Period ends, voting begins.
During the Voting Period, Minted artists and customers cast their votes on Challenge submissions, and because our business model is a meritocracy, the best art and design rises to the top. Top-ranked winners are determined solely by votes. Additionally, Minted's Editorial Council reviews all submissions and voting data and considers further factors such as diversity of style, risk-taking, gaps in the current assortment to help select Editors’ Picks. Learn more about our winner announcements.
Anyone logged into a Minted account can vote. If you don’t already have one, create a Minted account now.
There are two ways to vote:
1. Vote in our blind voting module.
Select 1–5 from the rating scale to the right of each submission, with 1 being the lowest score and 5 being the highest. To help strip bias, we encourage voting blind through this voting module. This means we do not display the name of the artist who created each submission. We also display submissions in a random order and our system surfaces submissions in a way that ensures each submission receives enough votes from our broad community of consumers and artists.
2. Vote by Challenge.
Go to www.minted.com/vote and click on the Challenge you’re interested in voting on. View a gallery of Challenge submissions, which you can sort by Title, Artist, Most Recently Submitted or Updated, and by Rank. You can also browse submissions by your likes or submissions you have or have not rated already. To vote, you can hover over a submission and select 1-5 from the “Rate It” menu. You can also click on a submission to view the image larger and select 1-5 from the rating scale to the right.
We encourage everyone who votes in a Minted Challenge to vote on a variety of designs, but know that the number of submissions can be high. To ensure designs receive enough votes and that we can perform comprehensive voting analysis, there is a minimum threshold for the number of votes all submissions must receive before we close the Voting Period for a Challenge.