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Psdtuts+ and ThemeForest Presents: Portfolio Themed WP Design Contest!

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We have the next all new Psdtuts+ Design Contest to kick off this month. We're partnering with ThemeForest for this one. Give us your best portfolio themed blog design. The winning entries will then be converted into WordPress themes, sold on ThemeForest and YOU get the earnings!

Up for grabs are numerous cash prizes, video game consoles, and 1-year memberships to Psd Plus. This is going to be a great contest! Learn all about the contest and how to enter at the jump!

Congratulations to the Winners!

These are the preliminary results. Finalizing the winners is contingent upon review and approval of final PSD source files. Once the files are approved and the designs are coded by Html Rockstars we'll be posting news of the finalized themes. Thanks to everyone who entered!

About the Contest

This is a joint contest with ThemeForest, which is quickly becoming the premier location to purchase or sell site themes and designs. Submit your best portfolio-style Wordpress theme design. Wow us with your talent and creativity!

To enter, design a portfolio theme in Photoshop, and if selected, we'll get our friends HTMLRockstars to convert it to a valid WordPress theme. In addition to the prizes up for grabs, you'll also benefit by earning from 40-70% of each sale on ThemeForest!

Keep in mind you could design the most elaborate portfolio in the world, but if it isn't practical and usable, nobody will buy it. Work on making a highly usable design that also stands out creatively, which will lead to success. Here are some examples of some great, and high-selling, portfolio themes that have a professional design:

Read on to find out more about Judging Criteria, How to Enter, Prizes, Terms & Conditions, and learn about our Sponsors. Entries are open between now and the September 28th. So, get your entries in before the end of September 28th, 2009 Eastern Standard Time. Get creative with this contest and have some fun!


Contest Judging

We will be judging this contest based on a few criteria:

  • Practicality and professionalism of design.
  • Originality and artistic direction.
  • Attention to detail and level of pixel perfection.
  • Adherence to the Terms & Conditions of the contest.

How to Enter

To enter the competition, contestants must submit any number of portfolio site designs into the Psdtuts Flickr Group. Be sure to utilize the following directions:

  • Submit your design via the Psdtuts Flickr Group, tagged with "portfoliowp."
  • Submit a JPG image that is the size of your PSD file.
  • Include in the description of your Flickr entry any stock or source images you have used including URLs to those images.
  • You must be able to provide us with a copy of the PSD file if you win.


Terms & Conditions

  • Entries must be submitted to the Psdtuts Flickr Group pool before midnight September 28th, Eastern Standard Time.
  • Entries into the competition must be entirely your work. If you use stock images in the composition, you must have an appropriate license to use the image and place a link to the image used in the description of your item within the Psdtuts Flickr group.
  • Plus memberships will be issued from the date of notification of the winners. They are not redeemable for cash.
  • ThemeForest credit will be issued to a username provided by the winners. This prize is not redeemable for cash and can only be spent on those sites.
  • Judging of the winners will be done by the editor and writing staff of Psdtuts+ and ThemeForest in conjunction with the Tuts+ Manager. Our decision is final.
  • Winning designs will be built into a WordPress theme and will be submitted for sale on ThemeForest under the winner's nominated marketplace account. If accepted, the file must remain up for sale on ThemeForest for at least 6 months from the date of upload to the site.
  • ThemeForest will review any winning submissions and winning files will only be accepted for sale if they fulfill the site's quality requirements.
  • Staff or regular writers of Psdtuts+ are not eligible to enter. Occasional contributors (i.e. people who have had less than 2 tutorials published on the site) are eligible to enter.
  • Marketplace staff are not eligible to enter this competition.


Thanks go to HTMLRockstars for providing the PSD to Wordpress services for the winning designs!

HTMLRockstars provides PSD to HTML service in just 3 days, for only $149. They take your existing design and transform it into valid, high quality, hand-coded markup. They also offer templating/skinning of the hottest CMS, Shopping Carts, and Blogging platforms such as WordPress all from your PSD. With semantic markup, microformat inclusion, documented CSS / HTML, and a money back guarantee, HTMLRockstars offers one of the most feature complete packages available.

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