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ShaneFreer Envato team says

We reached our deadline and this event is now over. Winners announced soon!

Envato's Most Wanted

We’ve put a $8,000 bounty on the heads of Envato’s most wanted file type – Church Themes on ThemeForest. How do you collect? Be one of the first 10 to have a WordPress Church Theme uploaded and approved. What’s the reward? We’ll hand out $500 per WordPress theme item.

We’re also running a Best Item Contest (voted by Envato staff). Authors of all WordPress Church Themes & submitted between, January 23 and March 13 will have a chance to win the following bonus cash prizes:  

  • 1st: Best Church Theme: $1,500 + Featured File of the Week
  • 2nd: Best Church Theme: $1,000 + Featured File of the Week
  • 3rd: Best Church Theme: $500

Typically a church will look for a theme that allows them to showcase their various ministries, highlight their staff and discuss their beliefs and history. Because of this it’s important to include in your theme the functionality or templates that allow for various pages. Themes must have the following features to be considered:  

  • Events Calendar & Events Listing.
  • Sermon Browsing / listing (supporting media such as video embed, pdf, mp3, doc, ppt, etc).
  • Media Gallery.
  • A Page Builder or templates for customisable pages. For example: Showcasing Staff & Teams, “What We Believe” Page, Listing of Ministries, etc.

Any extra features that fit within a Church theme will help with winning the bonus prizes! For example: FAQs, KnowledgeBase, Locations, BuddyPress / Forums, Surveys, Photo & Video Galleries, Fundrasing & Donations, Google Maps, Multi-lingual options, etc.

Here are some examples of the type of files we’re looking for:  

It’s a Race and Contest!

This Envato’s Most Wanted is a race and 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:  

  • Submit your items on or after Thursday, January 23rd 2014 (AEDT) and before the competition closes at Midnight on Thursday March 13th 2014 (AEDT).
  • The winning files will get a share of $8,000 of prizes! That’s 10 x $500 plus bonus prizes of 1 x $1,500, 1 x $1,000 and 1 x $500s.
  • All submissions during the event are eligible for the Bonus Prizes, not just the first 10 winners.
  • Themes must include the minimum features to be considered (see above)
  • Envato staff to vote on entries/winners.
  • Final eligibility of the themes will be determined by Envato staff.
  • An author can win a maximum of one (1) $500 prize for having one of the first 10 submissions.
  • We will accept all “Place of Worship” themes including Churches, Mosques, Synagogues, Temple, Monasteries, etc.
  • An author can only win 1 “Bonus” prize.
  • Prizes are payable only via PayPal or Moneybookers/Skrill.
  • All winners will also receive the much-desired Most Wanted Bounty Winner badge.
  • Bonus prize winners will also receive a “Won a Contest” badge.

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

How to Submit 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.
  • You must post a link to your item here in order for it to be eligible for the contest.

It’s as simple as that! The first 10 files to be uploaded (and subsequently approved) based on the above requirements win. Good luck!

Please Read Full Terms & Conditions Here

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Astoundify says

Woot! Can’t wait to get started on this one :)

We’ve got a few ideas how we can make a game changing WordPress theme for Churches.

Good luck everyone!

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kailoon Envato team says

This one is going to be interesting :)

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nagaemas says

I’m in for this one ;)

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uouapps says

Hi, we were thinking of doing a Mosque/Mosk theme would this be compatible with the contest or is it exclusively for Churches ?

Thanks for your feedback Cheers

UOU Apps

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ShaneFreer Envato team says

Hi, we were thinking of doing a Mosque/Mosk theme would this be compatible with the contest or is it exclusively for Churches ?

Thanks for your feedback Cheers

UOU Apps

Yes thats fine. We will accept all “Place of Worship” themes including Churches, Mosques, Synagogues, Temple, Monasteries, etc.

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zacomic says

Can i work one for Adobe Muse?

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TemplateMela says

We are in ! We had many Church Customers in the PAST :)

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elysesimone says

This is going to be great. I am watching this space for some great themes. Good luck to all!

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ShaneFreer Envato team says

Can i work one for Adobe Muse?

We’re specifically looking for WordPress themes for this event. Good idea though! I think you’d be the first to do a Church theme for Muse :)

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