Who can participate in Elite, Professional, and Budget contests? Help Admin June 25, 2015 10:24 Updated Follow Elite contests are only open to Elite Designers. Professional and Budget contests are open to everyone in the HiretheWorld community, including designers who recently join the community. Related articles Can I lose my title as an "Elite Designer"? What does it cost to sign up as a designer? Step by Step Guide: Competing in a Contest Deposit Schedule Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.