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Winners of the Nettuts+ Anniversary Competition Announced!

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I'm both super excited and sad to announce the winners of our first annual Anniversary competition! Why sad, you might ask? This contest was extremely close - close enough to delay this announcement for two days! As our contestants are aware, I intentionally introduced a grand prize that was far beyond the second through fourth place prizes. Knowing that, it became essential to spend as much time as possible determining the true champion. Each of the templates listed below were deserving of the first place seat, but only one could be crowned.

Many factors were considered when deciding: aesthetics, documentation, coding practices, average sales per day, etc. So without further ado, here are the best of the best.

Thanks again to our sponsors: MediaTemple, E Text-Editor, and Packt Publishing. We're all huge fans of the services you offer.

5th Place: COZA


Coza

By: Zigmat

Coza — xHTML/CSS template which went through the first version Cozacoza PSD template. It is perfect for portfolios, magazines, blogs and etc.

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Prizes Awarded

  • $50 credit to be used on all of the Envato Marketplaces
  • 3 Month Plus Membership
  • Exposure on Nettuts+ and ThemeForest.net

4th Place: PLATINO


Platino

By: Stefano Gilibeti

Platino is a clean and professional html template ideal for softwares, online services and applications websites, or just anything else.

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Prizes Awarded

  • $50 credit to be used on all of the Envato Marketplaces
  • 3 Month Plus Membership
  • Exposure on Nettuts+ and ThemeForest.net

3rd Place: FOLIOTASTIC


FolioTastic

By: Justin Scheetz

Foliotastic is a feature-packed portfolio/blog theme that includes a full-featured, tabbed Admin Panel to change numerous options like colors (you can even enter your own custom HEX value), category settings, logo settings and more.

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Prizes Awarded

  • $75 credit to be used on all of the Envato Marketplaces
  • 3 Month Plus Membership
  • 1 copy of E-Text Editor
  • Exposure on Nettuts+ and ThemeForest.net

2nd Place: WORDFOLIO


WordFolio

By: Akay

Wordpress + Portfolio = Wordfolio, a wordpress theme which is suitable for graphic & web designers. Special thanks to Jon for his Badass Wordpress Logo tutorial.

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Prizes Awarded

  • $125 credit to be used on all of the Envato Marketplaces
  • 12 Month Plus Membership
  • 1 copy of "jQuery UI 1.6", by Dan Wellman
  • Exposure on Nettuts+ and ThemeForest.net

Grand Prize Winner: ICONIC


Iconic

By: Brandon Jones

This theme is a complete site, designed from the ground up to promote anything from a corporate business to a portfolio site. Here’s what you get with your purchase:

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An enormous congratulations goes out to to Brandon Jones. In addition to the wonderful sales he's currently experiencing on ThemeForest.net, he'll also receive the following as our grand prize winner!

2 Years Media Temple RAGE Server - $2000 Value!

Media Temple hosts websites. Big and Small. For years we've taken complex technology and simplified it for the everyday website owner. Our products are designed to be powerful, affordable and relevant. Please take a look around; perhaps (mt) is a good choice for your next project.

1 copy of E-Text Editor

E is a new text editor for Windows, with powerful editing features and quite a few unique abilities. It makes manipulating text fast and easy, and lets you focus on your writing by automating all the manual work. You can extend it in any language, and by supporting TextMate bundles, it allows you to tap into a huge and active community.

12 Months Membership to our Plus Program

If you’re enjoying our Tuts+ sites, you’ll love Plus. For a low monthly fee you’ll get access to an exclusive members site complete with hundreds of source files from all your favorite tutorials, special Plus-only tutorials that everyone else doesn’t get and regular bonus downloads of vector and brush packs, layer styles, tools and more.

$200 Credit Towards the Envato Marketplaces

Whether you're in need of site templates, Flash files, audio samples, or icons, the marketplaces have you covered!

1 Copy of jQuery UI 1.6

Build highly interactive web applications with ready-to-use widgets of the jQuery user interface library.

1 Copy of Learning jQuery 1.3

Revised and updated for version 1.3 of jQuery, this book teaches you the basics of jQuery for adding interactions and animations to your pages. Even if previous attempts at writing JavaScript have left you baffled, this book will guide you past the pitfalls associated with AJAX, events, effects, and advanced JavaScript language features.

Featured Author of the Week on ThemeForest

Another Competition in the Books

So there you have it; the best of the best. Not only will these authors, and everyone else, enjoy wonderful sales on ThemeForest.net, but they've also earned the admiration and respect of their peers. Thanks again to everyone who entered. This was an extremely tough decision that honestly came down to a few votes. So until next time...

To all of the winners: please email nettutsblog@gmail.com to receive your prizes.