“Placeholders” are blank or irrelevant images that are uploaded during the Challenge submission period for the sole purpose of buying more time to work on submissions during the Critique Period. Placeholders are later replaced by the real submission during the Critique Period.
The Critique Period presents an opportunity for artists to give and receive feedback to refine existing submissions before voting opens for a Challenge. During the Critique Period, you may edit and refine your existing submissions; however, you may not upload completely new designs to replace a "placeholder" submission. We now have a process to identify artists who have uploaded completely new designs to replace a "placeholder" submission during the Critique Period. If a placeholder design is entered, the entry will be disqualified.