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ColorLabs Project Offers Design Content - Win $3500.00!

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 07:07 AM PST

To our readers that are also WordPress designs, if you are interested in trying to win $3500.00, you may be interested in a new design contest that is being run by ColorLabs Project.     Here is some information about the contest:

How can I participate in the contest?

To participate in the contest, you must submit a theme concept to ColorLabs Project. It's not a theme, it's just a concept. Here are some technical requirements of the concept:

  • The theme concept is intended for Wordpress. That's rule number one. But the great news is: there is a broad possibility of amazing stuffs we can create with Wordpress.
  • We believe that there are numerous ways to present a theme concept, but to participate in the contest, your theme concept must be created in Photoshop format.
  • The theme concept must cater the 1024 X 768 user's screen. Therefore, considering the margin and borders, the maximum width of the design is 980 pixels.
  • To participate in the contest, you need to publish a blog post and tell a bit of your story about the contest. You should also give a linkback to this post.
  • Designs must be submitted in JPG or PNG format to contest [at] colorlabsproject [dot] com. You also have to tell us the background story of the concept: what inspired you, how you designed, what the design is all about. Designs are not only about shapes, colors, or patterns. They should have insightful story that complete the whole as one. In the story, please also mention your full name and any URL you would like to be linked to if you win.
  • If you use any stock/source images in the designs, please submit them as well and mention the URLs in the story above. Please make sure that those images have extended usage licenses that allow the distribution of the design.
  • Designs must be submitted before 14th February 2009, midnight (GMT+7).

The competition is divided into two phases:

  1. Qualification Round: ending February 14, 2009.
    In this round, participants are only required to submit the front-page of the theme concept in PNG/JPG format. In the end, there will be 12 theme concepts that will be selected to compete in the final round.
  2. Final Round: February 14, 2009 - February 21, 2009.
    In this round, finalists are required to submit the inner pages of the theme concept along with the source files (PSD files). Source files will be assessed to determine the core quality of the design.

The contest is divided into 3 (three) categories:

  1. Category A: General Blog/Lifestream and Photo/Videoblog
    Theme concepts participating in this category should include general elements for standard personal/lifestream blogs or photo/videoblogs.
  2. Category B: Business Blog/Portfolio
    Designs competing in this category should include several basic elements of business/portfolio blogs. They should be able to market products/services or function as a showcase site.
  3. Category C: Newspaper/Magazine
    Theme concepts participating in this category should include main elements of an online newspaper/magazine, particularly: headline, featured posts, multiple post listings, and ad spots.

The winner from each category will receive US$ 1000 and additional US$ 500 will be awarded to the best of the three. So it'll be US$ 1500 for the best of the best and US$ 1000 each for the rest two winners. All winners will be interviewed and featured in ColorLabsProject. One contestant may submit more than one design and he/she may win more than one category as well.

Designs are assessed by a special team from ColorLabs Project. Three main factors that we will put into considerations are (1) the background story of the concept, (2) how well the theme concept presents the site's content to the viewer, and (3) how far it transforms Wordpress into something stunning yet well-functioning as a website.

We will then make the winning theme concepts available as official ColorLabs Project themes and we will credit the contestant for the design.

Click here to find additional information and the Terms and Conditions.

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