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Envato's Most Wanted: Directory & Listing Themes


Periodically, our the Envato Marketplaces offer up opportunities which are known as Envato's Most Wanted.

These contests usually offer significant rewards for users, developers, designers, and more who are able to deliver the highest quality work possible that also meets the criteria for the contest.

For example, right now, the Directory & Listing Themes is offering a bounty of up to $10,000!

Not bad, right? But, as with any good contest, there are there are details.

The Terms of Directory and Listing Themes

Straight from the event details:

We’ve put a $10,000 bounty on the heads of Envato’s most wanted file type – WordPress Directory & Listing Themes on ThemeForest. How do you collect? We’re running a Best Item Contest (voted by Envato staff). Authors of all WordPress Directory & Listing Themes submitted between May 26th – August 8th.

Of course, this raises the question as to what the submissions really entail, doesn't it? Check this out:

  • $2,000: Most Innovative / Original Directory Theme
  • $2,000: Best Business Directory Theme
  • $2,000: Best Classified Theme
  • $2,000: Best Job Board Theme
  • $2,000: Best Social Directory Theme (eg. dating, reviews)

Knowing the audience that we have here in the Tuts+ Code community, I have no doubt that there is plenty of talent would are able to deliver for this contest, and who have a strong chance to actually pulling through.

With that said, there are some features to be considered when submitting your work:

WordPress themes must have the following features to be considered:

  • Listing & Members Management.
  • Payment Options & Memberships.
  • Search & Filtering.
  • Location / Maps (if applicable).
  • User Reviews.

Any extra features that fit within a Directory & Listing theme will help with winning the Category prizes! For example: BuddyPress & Forums, Multilingual, SEO, Social Networks, etc.

Nothing too bad, is it?

Where Do I Learn More?

If you're interested in learning more, then be sure to check out the event page - it has all of the information that you need to know to get involved in the contest.

Note that this is a new cross-promotional effort between the Marketplace Team and the Tuts+ Code sites in order to help bridge the gap that exists between the skills you guys and girls are learning here on the site, and an attempt to help put them to real-world practical use not only in day-to-day work, but in opportunities to win some series cash.

So even if this particular contest doesn't work out with your schedule, don't worry - there are more Envato's Most Wanted events coming this way in the coming weeks.

As usual, don't forget to leave any questions, comments, and/or feedback in the comments below - and good luck to all of you!

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