It states that the preview image must be one seamless image. Does this mean i have join all my individual photos from preview app into one single photo? P.S I have already submitted my theme. Will this requirement affect my submission? @EricSchwartz
Each article template screenshot must be a single seamless image. So if you have 6 article templates, you’ll need to have (at least) 7 screenshots: 1 showing the app menu styling, and 1 for each included template. Depending on how you capture the screenshot for each template, you may need to stitch images together.
If you have an issue resubmitting by the deadline due to the updated preview image requirement, contact me via my profile page.
Hey everyone, in reviewing the submitted items we made some needed minor revisions to the submission requirements, namely basic preview image formatting, and as part of that we conducted a re-review of all approved themes. Authors with previously approved themes were personally notified ahead of time. While we assessed the situation pending items have been held in the queue longer than usual, so thanks so much for your patience!
@Studio164a Yep, eligibility is based on submission date, so items hanging out in the queue are still okay. If you have any issues with your theme(s) relating to the revised submission requirements please feel free to contact me via my profile page.
This is the last weekend to submit your TypeEngine themes for the contest, so good luck to all and happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the U.S.!
Awesome contest, our first Ghost theme has just been approved http://themeforest.net/item/ghostwall-clean-theme-for-ghost/6071837 Thanks Envato and ThemeForest
Thanks for your entry! Based on the item submission date, this theme will actually be part of the first Ghost “Most Wanted” contest. Winners will be announced soon, and best of luck!
Does the theme that it is based on need to be a blog theme or can it something like a landing page?
In conditions the template must be already exist. I want be sure can i get contest with this template? please take a look. http://themeforest.net/item/fabulous-parallax-responsive-one-page/4740165
Yes! Your Ghost theme can be based on any of your existing ThemeForest designs, be it WordPress, PSD template, site template, email template, landing page, etc. If you think it’s got what it takes, make a blog out of it! Of course your existing blog designs are an obvious place to start.
Keep in mind that converted Ghost themes should have a strong aesthetic connection to the original item design. e.g. Simply copying an existing item’s color scheme does not count. They should feel cohesive, as if they are part of the same web identity/branding. Envato Staff will have final say on whether a theme is eligible for a “converted” item prize. I’ve added this to the announcement as well to help clarify.
Awesome, hopefully this should increase the quality a lot as it won’t just be a mass of templates! – Got a good idea, not sure how I’ll execute it yet. Do you get the badge for submitting or being one of the 10 best use – I won’t be able to get the first 10
- All winners will also receive the much-desired Most Wanted Bounty Winner badge.
- “Best Use” prize winners will also receive a “Won a Contest” badge.
Only converted themes based on your existing (non-Ghost) website theme/template designs are eligible for the first 10 x $200 bounty prizes.
“your existing” – it means: submited and accepted before 11.11.2013?Or does it mean that it could be possible to submit for example WP theme during this contest first and Ghost theme later?
The existing theme/template must be one of your approved items on ThemeForest prior to submitting the Ghost theme. There is no date restriction on the existing ThemeForest item. So yes, if you have a WordPress theme get approved tomorrow for example, you could still make a Ghost theme out of it and submit it for this contest. Don’t forget this part of the bounty is a race!
So for new items (Not converted but from scratch) You can only earn a bounty if it’s genre specific or using masonry / responsive etc?
Hey FlatKing, that is correct. I have updated the announcement “key details” wording to hopefully make this even clearer:
- Only converted themes based on your existing (non-Ghost) website theme/template designs are eligible for the first 10 x $200 bounty prizes.
- All items submitted during the contest time period (either original or converted) are eligible for both of the “Best Use” prizes (10 x $500 total).
Altogether that’s 20 possible chances to win a prize! Look forward to seeing your submissions
Hi Eric, a quick couple of questions please. Today I’ve submitted a theme, basically for the previous competition. Right now it is still in review queue. According to the competition rules it was submitted before 12 PM Central US. So, terms say “submitted”, not “approved”. If the theme gets approved, it should be considered as a valid entry for the first competition, right? If so, how would I be able to announce it on that competition’s topic since it’s locked now?
It’s a bit unsettling as I am not sure if it makes it there… Could you please shed a bit of light on the matter?
Thank you and regards,Alex
Hey Alex, that is correct, your theme has been submitted prior to the first contest ending, so if approved it will be entered and eligible for the first contest’s prizes. Don’t worry if you weren’t able to post your item link the the contest thread, as long as it meets all the eligibility requirements and you’ve filled out the Most Wanted Entry Agreement, you’re good to go!
To be clear, any Ghost themes submitted (and subsequently approved) prior to November 11th at 12pm Central US time will be considered for the first contest, and any Ghost themes submitted (and subsequently approved) after that time (and before December 16th at 12pm Central US time) will be considered for this “Part II” contest.