The fee structure for contests is different from projects.
Posting a contest will not cost additional fees, but a funding source in the account or sufficient funds should be available for the prize money as it will be charged upfront when starting a contest to be set aside for the winner.
Optional upgrades are available, depending on what your contest requires.
The winning freelancer is charged 10% of the contest prize or $5 USD (whichever is greater) once the Contest Handover is completed.
Contest fees are non-refundable. Refund or adjustment of these fees can only be processed if they were mistakenly charged due to technical issues.