I have been thinking for a while about buying a new template for my site, and now I'm wondering which would be better - posting a contest or posting something in the Looking To Hire forum.

Since either way the person whose template I selected would be paid for their services, I'm wondering what the difference would be in posting basically a Want To Buy in either of these forums. Would there be an advantage of one forum over the other for this purpose? I guess I don't really understand what the contest forum might do for me.

Thanks in advance for some clarification.