Tuts+ Marketplace Tutorial Competition: $1500 Cash and Additional Prizes

Want to know how you could win more than $1,000 worth of prizes for having your tutorial accepted on the Tuts+ Marketplace? We’re looking for marketplace author submitted content showing us how you made your high quality Envato™ marketplace items. We’ve got some awesome prizes lined up for numerous winners and are looking for your tutorial submissions to the Tuts+ Marketplace. Are you ready to win some top-notch prizes?


What’s this Contest All About?

Are you an Envato marketplace member? Have you been making high quality themes for Themeforest? Are you a high selling Flash Guru on ActiveDen? Have you demonstrated your graphic chops beyond reproach on GraphicRiver? Coded up some super useful scripts on CodeCanyon? Modeled some complex objects for 3dOcean? Killed it with your tracks on AudioJungle? Or Smashed it with your video on Videohive? Well then, now it’s time to show everyone how you made it.

In short we’re looking for tutorials showing how you’ve created marketplace items. It is not required that you show how to create the entire marketplace item, you’re free to show how to make some element of the file or a simplified version. You can use one of your files as a basis for your tutorial, but it does not have to be a complete walkthrough of how to create it.

Only high quality tutorials are accepted into the Tuts+ Marketplace, and only the best of those will win this contest. So pull out all the stops. You can submit either written or screencast (video) content, or mix them together.


Tutorial Entry Examples

Wile you do need to use one of your marketplace items as a basis for your tutorial, it does not have to show how to create a marketplace item in it’s entirety. Here are a few examples:

  • If you’ve created a well crafted flyer or business card template on GraphicRiver, then show how you to set up a template like that or a simplified version of it. Did you use Photoshop or InDesign? Walk us through the process in your tutorial, and show potential readers how to set up high quality graphic files.
  • Consider a popular WordPress theme on ThemeForest that you’ve made. You could show how to create a portion of that theme, such as a modified version, or less featured version. This is a tutorial that would appeal to quite a few readers. Consider what made that theme high quality and what readers could learn from it, and walk us through the creation of the main points.
  • Or, a CodeCanyon author could write a tutorial about how to build a less-featured version of one of his most popular items. A tutorial on a topic like “How to Build a Hugely Popular Premium WordPress Plugin from Scratch,” would likely turn heads.
  • There are some awesome items on all the marketplaces, which many readers would love to learn how to make. Before entering ask yourself, what can people learn from this? How did I make it? What workflow did I follow? What techniques did I use? And how will this really benefit others looking to grow there skills?

What Are My Chances of Winning?

Quite high and the prizes we’ve lined up are great. The higher quality the item you’re showing how to create, the better instruction you provide, and the more detail you provide, the higher your chances of winning are. Even if you’re not a winner, all entrants are eligible for acceptance into the Tuts+ Marketplace, upon passing the review process.


1st Place Receives

2nd Place Receives

3nd Place Receives

How Do I Enter?

Submit your completed tutorial to the Tuts+ Marketplace via the upload instructions between November 23rd (Eastern Standard Time) and December 7th (Eastern Standard Time).

Note: When entering be sure to leave a submission comment for reviewers noting the item you’re basing your tutorial on in the marketplaces, and include a link to it.

Contest Guidelines

  • Tutorials showing how to create marketplace items (this includes simplified version or elements of these items) that have been submitted to any Envato marketplace prior to November 23rd, 2010 are eligible to enter.
  • Tutorials must be submitted to the Tuts+ Marketplace between November 23rd (Eastern Standard Time) and December 7th (Eastern Standard Time) to be eligible.
  • We will pick the winners from among accepted tutorials that pass the review process.
  • Only existing marketplace authors who have not been part of our Tuts+ Premium program are eligible to enter. And those that are not employed by Envato.
  • All cash prizes will be paid via PayPal.

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