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Our 1 Year Anniversary, and a Huge Competition

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Believe it or not, we are rapidly approaching our one-year anniversary! What better way to celebrate than to raffle off some prizes and host our biggest competition yet? Most notably, we have a $2000 RAGE server to award, courtesy of Media Temple! This is a competition you don't want to miss out on!

The Competition

I want you to create the most fantastic ThemeForest template you're capable of. We'll be choosing the five best submissions between now and April 21 (anniversary). You're free to submit a sleek HTML/CSS website, WordPress template, or a complete Joomla site!

What Will I Win?

We have bunches of prizes to award to the top five winners.

5th Place

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

4th Place

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

3rd Place

  • $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

2nd Place

  • $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

1st Place Champion:

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

If you're chosen as the 1st place winner, your profile and template will be featured on the front page of ThemeForest!


  1. Your template will be included in a round-up of this competition's winners. This article will be featured on both Nettuts+ and "In the Woods".
  2. As a result, your work will be exposed to over 40,000 RSS subscribers!

Don't forget that your theme will also enjoy plenty of sales on, of which you'll receive a minimum of 40% per sale!

How Many Sales Will I Make on ThemeForest?

It's obviously difficult to say. However, you may rest assured that, if your template is professional and well-crafted, you'll do quite well! In fact, we're having to create new "sales" badges because some members have surpassed our expectations!

Meanwhiles I'm making a new marketplace badge for people who've sold $250,000+ .. because we're about to get our first one. Amazing stuff!

- Collis Taeed (via Twitter)

How Do I Enter?

  1. Create a unique template (HTML/CSS, WordPress, Joomla, or Miscellaneous Category)
  2. Submit it to ThemeForest
  3. Once the template has been approved, email and include a link to your item. When you do so, enter "Anniversary Competition" as the "subject".
  4. On April 21, the winners will be announced!

How Will the Winners Be Chosen?

The judges and I will be asking ourselves the following questions when choosing the winners.

  1. Is this item aesthetically pleasing?
  2. Has it been coded well? Does it follow best practices.
  3. Is it marketable? We're looking for fantastic templates that will prove to profitable for both you and us. Will this item appeal to the masses?
  4. Does it stand out among other similar templates? Is it unique?

Terms and Conditions

  • You WILL NOT be entered into the competition unless you email with a link to your template, after it's been accepted.
  • Entry is open to any reader who is NOT a paid staff member.
  • Any approved file uploaded between NOW and 11:59PM April 20, 2009 (Central Standard Time) is eligible.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the winners within a maximum of thirty days.
  • The five winners will be selected solely at the discretion of Nettuts+ and its staff.
  • All decisions are final.
  • For questions and/or concerns, contact the Nettuts+ editor:
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