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Maybe Envato is searching indie tracks with vocals specifically; It’s interesting to know if tracks containing just “Heys, Uhs and Ohs” are qualifying for this contest. They won’t win the best lyric that’s for sure :)

We’re looking for music with vocals & lyrics with this event, so simple non-lyrical or background vocals wouldn’t be eligible here. You can of course certainly still submit songs like this to AudioJungle!

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Fun competition guys. :) Probably a long shot, but what about indie tracks with spoken word vocals like this one – https://soundcloud.com/martinemes/musicality Does it have commercial potential? Would it be acceptable on AudioJungle?

Hey Toivo, we wouldn’t consider that track as having vocals & lyrics, so unfortunately wouldn’t be eligible for this event

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Excited for this contest! But I do have to echo a few other people in asking—can you give maybe give some examples as a guide? Before I found out about the contest I was actually beginning to work on a project that could be considered Indie Rock, but borders on “Indie Pop”. I was sort of going for a Florence and the Machine type of vibe rather than something harder like Arctic Monkeys. Indie Rock seems to be such a wide genre, Arctic Monkeys, London Grammar, Florence and the Machine, The Fleet Foxes, MGMT, Bastille, Passion Pit, Of Monsters and Men, and Mumford and Sons; you get a lot of different styles. Some that are more pop, some that are more electronic, some that are more folk and some are more traditional rock, and some are just a mixture, but they’re all typically lumped into the Indie Rock category. So I guess what I’d like to know is if AJ is looking for a broad Indie Rock sound that embraces pop or folk influences or are you going for something more strictly rock?

Yep broader is fine. The only direction we have is essentially “rock with a bit of extra attitude, experimentation, quirkiness, and more alternative style”. I’d say to be “rock” it probably should use guitar in some way too. The rest is up to you :)

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http://videohive.net/item/balloon-holiday-transition/9997331 Good luck guys! =)
Nice item! However per the contest rules:
“Only new items uploaded to the site within the contest time period are eligible.”
The contest is open through June 11th, so plenty of time to create tons of great new clips :)

Also please note the additional eligibility requirement as stated above:
“The video preview must highlight the transparency of the clip using the standard checkered background. The preview may also showcase it with other alternate backgrounds/scenes to help demonstrate compositing.”

Best of luck!

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THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER! WINNERS ANNOUNCED SOON.

Envato's Most Wanted

We’ve put up $5,000 in prize money for Envato’s latest most wanted file type – Indie Rock Music on AudioJungle.

Indie Rock music is a fast growing and popular genre, and we know many of you in the community have felt it’s deserved some special attention for some time now.  While Indie Rock music is certainly not new to the marketplace, we’re excited to say that the Indie Rock subcategory is now officially live on AudioJungle! 

To celebrate, we’re running a “Best Item” contest where authors of all eligible Indie Rock items uploaded to the marketplace between April 30th and June 11th will have a chance to win awesome cash prizes.

What You Can Win

  • $1,500: 1st Place Prize
  • $1,000: 2nd Place Prize
  • $750: 3rd Place Prize
  • $500: 4th Place Prize
  • $250: 5th Place Prize

Plus:

  • $1,000 Bonus Prize for the song with the “Best Lyrics”.
  • All winners will receive the much-desired “Won a Most Wanted Contest” badge.

This means that an Indie Rock track with killer vocals & lyrics has the opportunity to win up to $2,500 for a single song!

What We’re Looking For

We’re looking for awesome Indie Rock music with vocals and lyrics.  What is indie rock exactly?  You could think of it like rock with a bit of extra attitude, experimentation, quirkiness, and more alternative style.

Music items must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Eligible songs must be 2 minutes or longer.
  • Eligible songs must have sung vocals & lyrics.
  • Eligible items must also include the instrumental version of the song.

Additionally please keep in mind our standard guidelines on submitting music with vocals & lyrics, including:

  • All vocals/lyrics should be in English.
  • Native English accents only please.  Songs with noticeably poor grammar, diction, or intelligibility will not be accepted.
  • Songs with excessive or overly complex vocals deemed to significantly diminish commercial utility will not be accepted.
  • Lyrics must be included as text in the item description.

For the “Best Lyrics” bonus prize we’ll further be considering things such as structure, rhyme and meter, narrative/story, catchiness, originality, and how well the lyrics fit with the music & melody.

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 them in full.

Here are the key details:

  • Upload your items to Envato Market on or after Thursday, April 30th and before the competition closes on Thursday, June 11th at 23.59 AEST time.
  • The winning files will get a share of $5,000.
  • 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 the ”Bonus Prize” as well as a “Best Item” prize for the same item.
  • Eligible songs must be a minimum of 2 minutes in length.
  • Eligible songs must have sung vocals & lyrics.
  • Eligible items must also include the instrumental version of the song.
  • Final eligibility of entries is determined by Envato staff.
  • Envato staff to judge “Best Item” prize winners.
  • 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 or Moneybookers/Skrill.
  • 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!

How to Enter Your Items

Note on recategorization of existing items:
As part of the subcategory launch, we’ve already recategorized an initial group of existing tracks from “Rock” into “Indie Rock”. If you have any other item(s) you feel also belong in “Indie Rock”, please let us know by filling out the form here, and we’ll move it over for you. Please note that existing AudioJungle items are not eligible for this Most Wanted event.

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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THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER! WINNERS ANNOUNCED SOON.

Envato's Most Wanted

We’ve put up $6,000 in prize money for Envato’s latest most wanted file type – Footage with Transparency on VideoHive.

To celebrate, we’re running a “Best Item” contest where authors of all eligible Stock Footage items uploaded to the marketplace between April 30th and June 11th will have a chance to win awesome cash prizes.

What You Can Win

  • The Best 10 Stock Footage items with transparency will win $500 each

Plus:

  • $1,000 Grand Prize Bonus awarded to the very best item of the 10 winning items.
  • All winners will receive the much-desired “Won a Most Wanted Contest” badge.

What We’re Looking For

We’re looking for high quality, flexible, and practical stock footage items that make use of transparency.  These items should be able to be easily and effectively composited with other video elements to create a convincing final product.

Footage items must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Footage must be pre-keyed and include an alpha channel.
  • The video preview must highlight the transparency of the clip using the standard checkered background.  The preview may also showcase it with other alternate backgrounds/scenes to help demonstrate compositing.
  • Entries must be actual filmed stock footage only.  Generated/rendered motion graphics clips are not eligible (exceptions may be made if they are highly realistic).
  • Judging will take into account the quality of the keying/transparency, how well it composites, how flexible and usable the item is, as well as general creativity/innovation.

Some examples of types of items we’re looking for include:

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 them in full.

Here are the key details:

  • Upload your items to Envato Market on or after Thursday, April 30th and before the competition closes on Thursday, June 11th at 23.59 AEST time.
  • The winning files will get a share of $6,000.
  • 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 two (2) “Best Item” prize, for different items.
  • An author can win the ”Bonus Grand Prize” as well as a “Best Item” prize for the same item.
  • Eligible footage must be pre-keyed and include an alpha channel.
  • Eligible footage must highlight the transparency of the clip in the video preview using the standard checkered background.
  • Eligible items must be actual filmed stock footage (exceptions may be made for highly realistic motion graphics)
  • Final eligibility of entries is determined by Envato staff.
  • Envato staff to judge “Best Item” prize winners.
  • 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 or Moneybookers/Skrill.
  • 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!

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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At Last !! I had a rant about this a while back http://videohive.net/forums/thread/app-mock-up-kits-note-to-creators/157578?page=1&message_id=1196526#1196526

Can we see the entries on a separate page or do we just keep our eyes peeled ? We have just took our App video needs to market for some custom work, we are creating 3 videos for 3 different Apps and its a real disappointment when there is nothing worth buying in this marketplace. I buy HTML files, Images, etc etc from Envato, but the Video templates !! they are awful, unusable, its a shame as i know its super clever and hard work but when the end result misses the point of why a potential buyer would need it, its just poor storyboarding. App Demos must be the poorest selling genre of templates in a world thats obsessed with Apps and the mobile web.

I’ll try and stay positive that this competition brings in some quality but I will be surprised if i see it.

I should be a judge and you know it !! lol

Hey Mark, thanks for chiming in! Direct feedback is always appreciated, especially from buyers like yourself, and I’m sure authors would be very keen to hear anything else you’d like to add on what you’re specifically looking for with these types of projects.

There’s no separate page for viewing ongoing contest entries, but authors will post them here in this forum thread as they are submitted. I’m sure they’d appreciate any constructive advice you may have for their items.

I do hope we’re able to get some App Promo Video projects that meet all of your needs!

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Hello! I would like to clarify! The project must be unloaded until May 26 or it should be in my portfolio until May 26? Design verification time is taken into account in the timing? Thank you!

“Upload your items to Envato Market on or after Tuesday, March 31st and before the competition closes on Tuesday, May 26th at 23.59 AEDT time.”

So I’m sure review time for items submitted near or exactly on May 26th at 23.59 AEDT will be taken into consideration :)
Thank you very much encouraged! Still i want to hear the answer from team too. The market work a lot of people from all over the world. And Google translator can produce double translation. Would be a offensively to do project 2 months and not get into a competition) :)))

Yes, that’s correct. As stated in the announcement: “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 always wait to make sure any final entries have finished processing through review before any judging begins.

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Eric, how much time AJ give to the authors for these changes? I think, it must be minimum a few months, because some portfolios are really big..
Same here. While i apprechiate the step forward with the ID content policy, it’s not realistic to let authors go trough a complete portfolio track by track to make this changes.

Hey guys, I realize an automated update process for authors would be ideal here, however that’s unfortunately not available at this time. Additionally as some have pointed out not all authors have every single one of their items registered, or necessarily want to place the required HTML snippet at the very top of the item description, so being able to update on an individual item basis has it’s benefits.

In the interest of clarity and a consistent experience for AudioJungle buyers, we’d ask that you do your best to update your items within one month’s time. As others have already done & pointed out even for a relatively large portfolio it should only take a few hours altogether.

That being said if you have a very large portfolio (100-200+ items) that is entirely registered with YouTube Content ID, message me directly and I’ll see if there’s anything I can do to help.

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Hi this is my entry: http://videohive.net/item/flat-app-promo/11073220

Hey @Premiumilk! Great start, but your project doesn’t currently meet all the eligibility requirements for this event:

The template must make use of gesture indications (e.g. tap, double tap, scroll, swipe, pinch & zoom, etc). These can be animated or real/filmed hands, or any other pre-animated graphic representation.

Remember apps are meant to be interactive and used in many different ways, and so the app promo videos we’re looking for here need to be able to effectively showcase this. While using some static screenshot placeholders can be okay at highlighting basic app features, they don’t really let you show how the app actually works or is used. By making use of gesture indications, the promo video will be able to better help buyers showcase how people can really use and interact with their app.

Still plenty of time to update your item or create something new if you plan to enter!

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