AudioJungle is Giving Away Free iPods!


Our friends, over at AudioJungle are celebrating their 10,000th audio file submission. To spread the happiness, they’re raffling off some great prizes that you’ll definitely want to check out.

“AudioJungle is celebrating its 10,000th audio file! Our library of outstanding, royalty free, stock audio has now grown to over 10,000 items. We reached this huge milestone in the past couple of days and we would like nothing more than to celebrate this outstanding achievement, with you, our authors and customers!”

Competition Ends September 24th!

A big congratulation goes out to the AudioJungle crew. Great work!

Who Should Win US$3,500? Vote Now!

The recent collection competition generated over 3000 fantastic entries, and judging has been no easy task! Thanks to everyone who created a collection and entered. Here’s our top 10 entries. The one with the most votes will win US$3,500 to spend on their ultimate creative set-up!

Finalist 1: Life In The City

by ahmednaguib

“A collection about cities, modern buildings, industrial sounds, videos of a town in motion, or a building in color, you will find it here, brought and made by some of the greatest authors in their fields, enjoy!”

Finalist 2: The Eco-Friendly Collection – Web and Print

by idrawdesigns

“The Eco-Friendly Collection (Web and Print) is a compilation of items across the Envato Marketplaces that relate to going green and being environmentally friendly. Templates can be used as a base for websites and printed material that promote recycling, preserving nature, and anything that has to do with being eco-friendly. Sounds and flash animations can be used to accompany work created on the web.”

“Outside the Box” Competition

Today, in our forum, we discussed the possibility of a new competition which features unique designs that still retain a commercial feel. It was felt, by some, that a large majority of our templates are a bit “one note.” Ultimately, it comes down to what sells best. Generally, templates that are too “artsy” don’t perform extremely well. Having said that, there is definitely a market for custom “outside the box” templates that will still appeal to a large audience.

Before I officially launch this competition, I’d like the community to have as large a role as possible in this one.

  1. How would you prefer that we judge these themes? The goal is to make as many sales as possible. If the designs are too strange, no one will purchase them. We must remember this.
  2. Assuming we offered $1500 in cash prizes, how would you like this to be divided. Top 3 … Top 10?
  3. Should we limit the category to site templates only? I don’t feel that PSDs should be accepted for this competition. An amazing Photoshop design that is monstrously difficult to convert to HTML/CSS is worthless.

If you’re interested in participating in this competition, please take a moment and let me know your thoughts! I want the community to have a large and deciding roll this time — should be fun!

Referral Competition: Winners Announced!

During the first week of May, I announced that, in addition to the 30% bonus that all referring members receive, we’d also reward the top 5 referrers of the month with a $200 bonus.

I was so glad to see so many of you participating. This contest was unique in that you can’t lose, to a certain extent. Except for a small handful of you, EVERYONE received referral commissions. So congratulations to you, and please continue making the sporadic tweet/blog posting in promotion of your templates and ThemeForest! Now…to announce the winners!


Win $3500 to Spend on the ULTIMATE Creative Setup!

Today Envato is very excited to bring you our BIGGEST competition yet! This is an awesome chance to win $3500 in cold, hard cash to spend on the ultimate creative set-up. You’ll also win up to 30 of your favourite Envato Marketplace files and a year of Tuts+ membership. And best of all it’s dead easy to enter, read on to find out how.


Show Your Love: Referral Competition!

We’re going to try something a bit different for this month’s contest! I want you to promote ThemeForest – most notably your template offerings – in any way that you can. At the end of the month, we’ll reward the top 5 referrers with $200 each, via Paypal!

How Do I Enter?

Each author has his own referral account. When a new user visits ThemeForest via your unique url, you’ll earn 30% of his or her first deposit! This is a year-round agreement that we have. BUT – to spice things up a bit more, we’re also going to give an extra $200 cash prize to the top five referrers between now and May 31.

To enter, you MUST email with your ThemeForest username. Once you do so, I’ll mark your current stats, and send you a confirmation email. Once that’s done, you’re free to be as creative as you like!

How Can I Promote My Templates?

There are dozens of way to promote your themes.

  1. Make a posting on your blog.
  2. Add a ThemeForest banner to the sidebar of your website.
  3. Don’t be obnoxious, but inform your followers of your themes on Twitter, Myspace, Friendster, and Facebook!
  4. Add a link to your profile as your email signature.
  5. Upload more templates!
  6. Write a tutorial for Nettuts+ or “In the Woods”. Then, use your author bio to link to your ThemeForest page!

Any I missed? If so, leave a comment for the rest of us. Remember – even if you don’t refer enough people to earn a space in the top five, you’ll still earn 30% of any new users’ deposits… year round!

30 Percent Incentive

Get Started! The Clock Starts…Now!

  • Step 1: Email with your username.
  • Step 2: Review our “Referrals” page to retrieve your unique URL and ThemeForest banners.
  • Step 2: Use your UNIQUE referral url to promote your themes.
    Referral Links
  • Step 3: Check back on June 1st to see if you’re a winner! We’ll choose the five authors/buyers who bring in the most visitors who deposit funds.

Good luck!

$1000 Miscellaneous/Joomla Competition!

New month – new competition! I’ll be frank – we’re not receiving many submissions to our “Miscellaneous” and “Joomla!” categories. I’ll be changing that. This month, we’re offering a $200 cash bonus to the first five accepted templates into either of these categories.


$300 Referral Contest!

Hi, everyone. It’s a new month. That means we have a new contest to promote! This one will be a bit more simplistic and traditional. All you have to do is create a quick blog post on your website!


$900 for Submitting Shopify Templates

Hi everyone. This is a quick reminder that we still have $900 to give away! The next nine authors who have their Shopify template accepted will receive $100 each. To add even more incentive, authors can win multiple times!


Winners Announced! The Most Incredibly Outstanding Templates.

As most of you know, ThemeForest hosted a fierce competition in January. Our authors competed against one another to win $300 – as well as some helpful promotion on our sister-site, NETTUTS.

After much thought and deliberation, the winners have been selected! Trust me when I say that this wasn’t an easy task – by any means! The quality of the templates this month has far surpassed anything that ThemeForest has previously seen. So without further ado, here are the best ten site templates of January, in no particular order. A huge congratulations goes out to the winners.