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EricSchwartz
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can I submit 2 variations of the same song (long, short version, in the same item of course) both with and without lyrics?

So 4 versions total? You can have up to 5 in a single music item, so sure!

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this work for apple motion users?

Sorry, After Effects items only for this event :)

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Well Do we need more lyrics than “happy birthday” ?

Nope, not really! Shorter “jingles” or catchy songs with simpler lyrics are all perfectly okay here :)

There are absolutely no genre or length restrictions here, so you can create just about anything you want! From a shorter kid-friendly jingle to a full on pop billboard style hit, whether upbeat and energetic or slow and sentimental, or anything else in between, just so long as it’s about birthdays it’s all up to you

You may of course want to come up with your own unique twist on simply “happy birthday” to give it a bit more personality, but that’s up to you and what works best for your song(s).

Perhaps just a few more words might help (the traditional Happy Birthday has a whopping 6 words after all) ;)

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Hey everyone, don’t worry as I said we know the footage queue is a bit long right now, we’ll be waiting for all the entries to come through before we proceed :)

The important thing is just to fill out the entry form as soon as your item is approved on the market.

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We reached our deadline and this event is now over!

This particular Envato’s Most Wanted is now over. We typically wait a week or so to make sure any held/resubmitted items are processed before starting the judging. We’ll then announce all the winners, and the winners the will receive their prizes a few weeks after that (please do not contact us about status of prizes).

If you have an item in the review queue please message me to let me know, and once it’s approved add a link to this thread. Don’t worry, we know the review queues are a bit longer than usual right now and we’ll make sure your submissions get processed.

If you have had an item approved on the market and haven’t already done so, be sure to sign the entry form. Good luck! :)

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EricSchwartz
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We reached our deadline and this event is now over!

This particular Envato’s Most Wanted is now over. We typically wait a week or so to make sure any held/resubmitted items are processed before starting the judging. We’ll then announce all the winners, and the winners the will receive their prizes a few weeks after that (please do not contact us about status of prizes).

If you have an item in the review queue please message me to let me know, and once it’s approved add a link to this thread.

If you have had an item approved on the market and haven’t already done so, be sure to sign the entry form! Good luck! :)

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EricSchwartz
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Does brush animation counts in? Such as this one: http://videohive.net/item/paint-brush-transition-reveal-pack/8079190

Yes, something that has a hand painted look would count as well.

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Hi! I have a question! “Hand Drawn” style should be 100% After Effects (shapes or vector)? Or may be used a real hand-drawn techniques, not After Effects… as it was in my project. There all hand-drawn elements it was is rendered in Quicktime + Alpha… http://videohive.net/item/whiteboard-explainer-cartoon-toolkit/8987314 ?

Hey FlicFlac, ideally your template items will be as editable/customizable as possible, but if your After Effects project uses some rendered elements that’s perfectly okay here, as long as the project has a hand drawn style :)

However items made only of rendered motion graphics clips should be submitted to the Motion Graphics category, and wouldn’t be eligible for this particular event.

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I forgot to ask: what about length? It’s 2:00 mins as always?

Nope, no length requirements this time. From announcement:

There are absolutely no genre or length restrictions here, so you can create just about anything you want! From a shorter kid-friendly jingle to a full on pop billboard style hit, whether upbeat and energetic or slow and sentimental, or anything else in between, just so long as it’s about birthdays it’s all up to you :)
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We’ve put up $7,500 in prize money for Envato’s most wanted file type – Hand Drawn Templates on VideoHive.

We’re running a “Best Item” contest where authors of all eligible “Hand Drawn” After Effects items uploaded to the marketplace between June 4th and July 30th will have a chance to win awesome cash prizes!

What You Can Win

  • $2,000 – 1st Place Prize
  • $1,500 – 2nd Place Prize
  • $1,000 – 3rd Place Prize

Plus:

  • $750 Bonus Prize for the best “Logo Reveal” type item.
  • $750 Bonus Prize for the best “Slideshow” type item.
  • $750 Bonus Prize for the best “Explainer Video” type item.
  • $750 Bonus Prize for the best “Tool Kit” type item.
  • All winners will receive the much-desired “Won a Most Wanted Contest” badge.

What We’re Looking For

We’re looking for After Effects templates of all kinds created in a hand drawn style.  And not just elements that are hand drawn, but great use of animations and effects that help the project feel hand drawn as well.

Here’s some examples of existing hand drawn items in the style we’re looking for:


But don’t let your creativity stop there!  We’re eager to see what kinds of new and exciting hand drawn projects you come up with next :)

It’s a Contest!

This Envato’s Most Wanted is a contest. And like any contest, you don’t want to be disqualified because you didn’t follow the rules. So as well as carefully following the procedure below, make sure you read the in full.

Here are the key details:

  • Upload your items to Envato Market on or after Tuesday, June 4th and before the competition closes on Tuesday, July 30th at 23.59 AEDT time.
  • The winning files will get a share of $7,500.
  • All winners will receive the much-desired “Won a Most Wanted Contest” badge.
  • An author can enter as many items as they wish.
  • Multiple submissions from the same author must be different to one another.
  • An author can win a maximum of one (1) “Best Item” prize.
  • An author can win both a “Bonus Prize” and a “Best Item” prize for the same item.
  • An author can win multiple “Bonus Prizes”, but only for different items.
  • Eligible items must be done in a “hand drawn” style.
  • Final eligibility of entries is determined by Envato staff.
  • Envato staff to judge “Best Item” prize winners.
  • The quality and authenticity of the “hand drawn” style will be a key criteria in the “Best Item” judging.
  • Envato & judges retain the right not to award “Best Item” or “Bonus” prize(s) at their sole discretion if they deem appropriate levels of skill have not been met.
  • Prizes are payable only via PayPal, Moneybookers/Skrill, or Payoneer.
  • Only new items uploaded to the site within the contest time period are eligible.
  • The entry deadline is based on the date of the final submission/resubmission leading to the item’s approval on Envato Market. Not the date of final approval.

We’ll announce the winners a few weeks after the event closes, and send out the prizes several weeks after that. So, let’s get started. To be in the running, follow our procedure to the letter.

How to Enter Your Items

What to Do After Your Items Are Approved

Once your items have been approved, do the following as soon as you can:

  • Complete the Most Wanted Entry Agreement. By doing this, you agree to keep any winning entries online for a minimum of two years.
  • Post your approved entries in this forum thread.

And that’s it. Good luck!

Please Read Full Terms & Conditions Here

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