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The First Psdtuts+ Contest Launches!

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We are launching the first contest here on Psdtuts+. We have some great submissions coming in regularly to the Psdtuts+ Flickr Group. We'd like to honor some of these top submitters by showcasing their work on the Psdtuts+ Web site and give a prize away to the entry that stands out from the crowd.

About the Contest

The theme this first month is Learning and Applying Your Knowledge. There is no limit on subject matter. We'll be looking at how you take techniques learned from any tutorial here on Psdtuts+ and apply it in your own work.

Consider the stages of learning. Usually, you do the tutorial and apply the techniques on a similar image. You learn from it. Then you step back and think about how you can use these techniques to create a unique project. You work to personalize what you've learned. Then you create an awesome design.

Feel free to mention the inspirational tutorials on Psdtuts+, specific techniques you learned from them, and how you creatively applied these techniques in your Awesome Entries.

We have plans to to offer something similar to this contest every month. Depending on the success of this contest, we'll keep this going. So, let us know what you think!

How to Enter

All submissions to the Psdtuts+ Flickr Group from now until the end of May are eligible. There is no limit on the number of entries you can submit.

Posting submission to the Psdtuts+ Flickr group:

  • Create your Awesome Entry.
  • If you don't have a Flickr account, then sign up for one.
  • Become a member by going to Psdtuts+ Flickr group. In the top, right-click Join This Group
  • Upload your submission to your Flickr account and place it in the pool Psdtuts+

If for any reason you do not want your submission to the Psdtuts+ Flickr Group to be considered in this contest, that's fine. Leave a comment under your submission indicating so. Otherwise, we're assuming everyone would like to get showcased or be the lucky winner. We want this contest to enhance an already thriving community. This contest is only one facet of the Flickr Group. Someone may want to continue to use the group to get feedback on their work, for example. And that's great too.


You have from now until the End of May. So the last day for all submissions is May 31st, 2008.

First Prize

We will be choosing one exceptional entry that will receive the prizes listed below.

  • 1 year Psdtuts+ Plus membership
  • $100 Cash to a PayPal account OR Amazon voucher
  • Entry Showcased on Psdtuts+

Second Prize

  • Complete Vector or Texture Set, of winner's choice, from GoMedia's Arsenal
  • Entry Showcased on Psdtuts+

Third Prize

  • $50 in FlashDen Credits
  • Entry Showcased on Psdtuts+

Showcasing Top Work

We will also select works that are great and showcase them on the Psdtuts+ Web site. Keep in mind the theme for this month and good luck. You may see your work featured on the site.

Choosing a Winner

The staff at Psdtuts+ will be choosing the winner. We'll be looking for those that use creativity, good design, interesting concepts, personality, and utilized this month's theme to its fullest. We will announce the winner and showcase the top work during the first week of June. Good luck to everybody!

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