Did I miss an announcement? If you go to your account and then downloads you now see hosting at dreamhost and printing by uPrint – wasn’t aware of that is it new? And honestly – nice idea but it’s just an affiliate account for TF linking to a normal signup – would of been best I think to of had some special offer or special TF welcome page – more integration.
Perhaps we need to take it upon ourselves to create a proper web design awards organization.I think it would be cool if there was an annual “Envato Awards” ceremony. Various categories for all the different marketplaces. Of course, we would need to prevent authors from voting for their own files
I’m all for that – free entry – judging by peers and envato staff and just $295 for your trophy and anyone who wishes to be a sponsor it’s $10k – oh and acceptance speeches should be 2 words only
As epicera stated the Webby’s although “legitimate” still charge for nominees – and I’m sorry that results in what has happened over the past few years with the Webby’s – same people / agencies etc voted every year because THEY PAY – you will note that when it started there were 15 categories – now? over 100 and that’s for one reason – more money.
Their rules are also ridiculous for an INTERNATIONAL award:
“While non-English speaking Websites are not explicitly forbidden, sites must be accessible to our predominantly English speaking judges.”
That statement alone tells you it’s not global.
Oh and btw – the Webby Awards are not owned by AOL at all, they are just a paying “partner” just like I said, the whole thing is simply a money machine. It’s run by a corporation called Recognition Media who own more “pay for entry” award systems – here is everything you need to know including who owns, how it works and criticisms:
Also a good read over at The Wall Street Journal:
Personally I think it’s useless – you know which award is best – happy customers – they paid YOU to make it!
It is standard practice for webby awards to charge for nominees – no offense to you mate but it’s a canvasing letter – this is why the webby awards are a joke – if you have to pay to be included it’s all dependent on if you pay – nothing like being chosen or voted for like it should be.
Basically it means you can pay to get an award, and that is ALWAYS a bad idea.
Besides, he’s a flash developer, so that’s a no no.
Haahaha what is that supposed to mean? I’ve developed flash on mac systems for about 10 years? That’s just an uneducated response.
Best person for the job imo.
ooooh exciting – now if I can just get my theme finished in time with all the videos and documentation this will be the first competition I entered on Themeforest – stoked right now and can’t wait to see the entries – just hope I manage to hit the time frame!
Good luck everyone!
I hail from Burnley, Lancashire but have lived in Ohio, USA for 10years – lovin it! Sorry Britain (still miss my food tho!)
meh! I got demoted on my earnings badge