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Psdtuts+ First Tutorial Writing Contest Announcement!


We'll be announcing the winner of the AudioJungle Wallpaper Design contest this Friday the 18th of July. Now it's time to launch the next contest as well. If you have a great tutorial idea you've been working on, then now is the time to pull it together. The first Psdtuts+ Tutorial Writing Contest is underway. We're accepting completed tutorials for a chance at publication and great prizes!

About the Contest

Time to sharpen your skills, break out your big box of ideas, and get to showing how to make great artwork in Photoshop. The first Psdtuts+ Tutorial Writing Contest has officially launched. If you've ever wanted your tutorial featured on Psdtuts+, well now is the time! Not only will the winner be published, but they'll receive great cash and membership prizes.

The idea for this contest was suggested by one of our members in the comments of the post, What Do You Think Would Make a Great Psdtuts+ Contest? Thanks for the suggestion Jerry. There are a ton of great ideas for contests in that post, and we'll likely use contest ideas generated by our members again. So, feel free to add any ideas you have there as well.

If you've ever wanted to write a tutorial for Psdtuts+, now is a great time to get involved!

How to Enter

To enter this competition send in your completed tutorial between July 21st, 2008 until July 27th, 2008. Use our Psdtuts+ Completed Tutorial Submission form for contest entries. Place the text CONTEST ENTRY before your author description in the *2-4 Sentences About You: form field. This will alert us that this is an entry for the contest.

The dates are limited so the contest doesn't effect our normal publishing schedule. It also gives you a week to come up with your tutorial ideas before we start accepting submissions.

We'll not be accepting Preview Submission for this contest, so do use the Psdtuts+ Completed Tutorial Submission form only. We'll still be accepting normal (non-contest) tutorial submissions during this timeframe as well.

You should review the Write A Tutorial Page for formatting information. Also, If you want to know more about what makes a great Photoshop tutorial, then review this article, 5 Important Criteria that Make a Great Photoshop Tutorial. If you need advice on writing a great Photoshop Tutorial, then review this article, How to Create Step-by-Step Photoshop Design Tutorials. Good luck!


  • First Place Prizes:
    • USD$400 in Cash
    • 1 year Psdtuts+ Plus membership (valued at $117)
  • Second Place Prizes:
    • USD$300 in Cash
    • 1 year Psdtuts+ Plus membership (valued at $117)
  • Third Place Prizes:
    • USD$200 in Cash

Terms & Conditions

  • By entering the Psdtuts+ Tutorial Writing competition, you consent to the terms and conditions found on our Write a Tutorial page. Also, we recommend reviewing the submission guidelines and formatting information found there as well.
  • Payment of all cash prizes will be made via PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, the prize will be made in the form of an Amazon gift voucher.
  • Entries must be received before midnight July 27th, 2008.
  • Plus memberships will be issued from the date of notification of the winners. They are not redeemable for cash.
  • Judging of the winners will be done by the editor and writing staff of Psdtuts+ in conjunction with the TUTS Manager. Our decision is final.
  • 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.

New Sponsors

We're not going to have additional Sponsors for this contest, as it's a short contest focused on writing content for the Psdtuts+ site, though we are looking for Sponsors for the next contest.

If you would like to sponsor the next Psdtuts+ contest then let us know. We'll consider adding you to the list. Let us know what you have to offer as a prize to members of Psdtuts+. Think of things that digital artists or designers could utilize. Use our Contact Form to let us know.

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