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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

Envato's Most Wanted

We’ve partnered with Pagewiz: Creators of the incredible landing page creation platform to offer up an incredible $14,000 in prizes for Pagewiz Landing Page Templates on ThemeForest. This is our largest bounty ever!

Be one of the first 20 “Original” Pagewiz Landing Page Templates uploaded and approved and we’ll hand out $250 per template.

We’re also running a Best Item Contest where authors of all Pagewiz Template’s submitted between November 21st and January 23rd have a chance to win the following cash prizes:

Best Category Prizes

The Best Pagewiz templates that are considered to be within these 12 categories win $350 each.
  1. $350: Best Multi Purpose Landing Page.
  2. $350: Best eBook Landing Page.
  3. $350: Best Affiliate Landing Page.
  4. $350: Best Startup Landing Page (product launch or feature announcement).
  5. $350: Best SaaS Product Landing Page (with a price comparison chart).
  6. $350: Best Event Registration Landing Page.
  7. $350: Best Course Registration Landing Page.
  8. $350: Best Real Estate Landing Page.
  9. $350: Best Nonprofit Landing Page.
  10. $350: Best Consultant Landing Page.
  11. $350: Best Travel Landing Page.
  12. $350: Best Fitness / Gym Landing Page.

Extra Bonus Prizes

Along with the best category prizes authors will also be considered for the following bonus prizes:

$800: Peoples Choice Bonus Prize

Pagewiz is also offering a Peoples Choice Bonus Prize. Pagewiz’s staff will pick 5 templates from 5 different authors, and will add them to their Facebook page. The most “Liked” author will win!

$1,000: Top Expert Prize: The Most Effective Landing Page Templates Pack

Best template based on the best converting principles.A pack should consist of a minimum of 4 different variations of a single design. Prize judged by Dr. Karl Blanks, Chairman & Co-Founder, Conversion Rate Experts

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Karl is a scientist with a PhD from Cambridge University, England. He is the Chairman and co-founder of Conversion Rate Experts (CRE), an international consultancy that scientifically optimizes the profitability of web businesses. CRE’s client portfolio includes Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Lloyds Banking Group, GQ, and Sony.

$1,000: Top Expert Prize: The Best Conversion Centered Landing Page Template Design

Best template based on the best converting mobile principles. Prize judged by Mr. Brian Massey, Conversion Scientist, Conversion Sciences

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Brian Massey is the Conversion Scientist at Conversion Sciences and he has the lab coat to prove it. He is the author of Your Customer Creation Equation. His rare combination of interests, experience and neuroses were developed over almost 20 years as a computer programmer, entrepneur, corporate marketer, international speaker and writer.

$1,000: Top Expert Prize: The Best Mobile Centered Landing Page Template Design

Best template based on the best design principles. Prize judged by Mr. Michael Aagaard, Senior Conversion Optimization Consultant, ContentVerve.com

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Michael Aagaard has dedicated most of his waking existence to optimizing websites and decision-making processes. His hands-on approach and enthusiasm have made him a popular international speaker on the topic of conversion optimization. When he’s not paching the CRO gospel, Michael spends his time helping clients improve conversion rates out of his office in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark.

$1,000: Top Expert Prize: The Most Creative and Conversion Oriented UX Landing Page Design

Best template based on the best design principles. Prize judged by Mr. Josh Miles, Principal & Founder, Miles Design

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Josh Miles is principal and founder of the award-winning branding firm, Miles Design. Josh is a frequent conference speaker, and the author of Bold Brand – The new rules for differentiating, branding, and marketing your professional services firm. Josh lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two ridiculously cute kiddos.

To Help You Get Started

To help you get started, Pagewiz has setup special access for ThemeForest authors! Head over to the sign-up page: http://go.pagewiz.com/envato to get started!

Once you are approved, you’ll get a free and unlimited Pagewiz account to display your templates. Their support team is available at support@pagewiz.com for any comments/questions.

It’s a Race & Contest!

This Envato’s Most Wanted is a race & contest. Like any contest, you don’t want to be disqualified because you didn’t follow the rules. So carefully follow the procedures below, and make sure you completely read the Full Terms and Conditions. Here are the key details:
  • Submit your items on or after Friday, November 21st and before the competition closes on Friday, Jan 23rd at 23.59PM AEDT time.
  • The winning themes will get a share of $14,000.
  • Pagewiz staff & Top Experts (special guests!) will vote on bonus prize winners.
  • The first 20 items must be new / original items. Conversions on existing items will not be eligible for a ‘First 20 items Prize’.
  • Multiple submissions from the same author must be different from one another.
  • An author can enter as many items as they wish.
  • An author can only win two (2) of the first 20 race prizes.
  • An author is allowed to convert an existing portfolio items for the Best Category, and Top Expert Prizes.
  • All templates must have a mobile version.
  • An single item can win one (1) race prize, one (1) category prize and multiple Top Expert prizes.
  • All winners will receive the much-desired “Won a Most Wanted Contest” badge.
  • Final eligibility of entries for prizes are determined by Envato staff.
  • Prizes are payable only via PayPal or Moneybookers/Skrill.
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.
  • Post your approved entries in this thread.
It’s as simple as that! Good luck!

PLEASE READ FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS HERE

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

We reached our deadline and this event is now over!!

This particular Envato’s Most Wanted is now over. We typically wait a week to make sure any held/resubmitted items are processed before establishing the full set of winners. We’ll then announce all the winners and winners will receive their prizes in about 2-3 weeks from today.

If you’ve recently submitted an item and its in the review queue please message me to let me know (don’t worry about the forum link). Once your item is approved be sure to sign the entry form!

Good luck! :)

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

Reviews are taking too much time to be approved. What if we upload today or tomorrow?

Submitting is a good idea no matter when. Instapage and Envato will be promoting this category to give it a great shot at receiving sales, sales you will only have access to if you submit. Now, submitting items in the last week always runs a risk, but if your item is submitted before the deadline and is then approved even after the deadline (no soft reject) then you are good to go :)

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

Hi everyone! Absolutely amazing work so far, I’m blown away at how good some of these are :)

Can’t believe we are in the final days of this competition! You’ve got until 21st November 23.59pm AEDT to get your entries in.

Be sure you have read the initial announcement carefully to ensure you have met all the requirements for submission. Did you remember to make a mobile version for each of your templates?

For those who have had their items approved, please make sure you have submitted your Most Wanted Entry Agreement. If you’ve recently submitted to the review queue or do upload near the end of the contest please message me & let me know. Good luck!

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

Can we enter the contest with already existing products once support for iThemes Exchange has been added to our products?

Great question! You can submit Exchange versions of existing items and qualify for the three $1000 prizes but only new items will be eligible for the ten $400 prizes.

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

Drupal Modules - CodeCanyon.net

We’ve put a $6,000 bounty on the heads of Envato’s most wanted file type – Drupal Modules.

How do you collect? Be one of the first 10 to have an Drupal Module uploaded and approved.
  • What’s the reward? We’ll hand out $250 per Drupal Module.
We’re also running a Best Item Contest where authors of all Drupal Modules submitted between November 19th 2014 and January 21st 2015 will have a chance to win the following bonus cash prizes:

Best Drupal Module

  1. $1,000: Best Back-End Enhancement Module
  2. $1,000: Best Front-End Enhancement Module
  3. $1,000: Best Marketing/Engagement Module

As an extra bonus prize we are offering an extra $500 to the author who submits the most Drupal Modules during the contest.

What We’re Looking For

Best Back-End Enhancement: These are modules that make it easier to manage your Drupal site! For example : Page builders, media management, back ups, importing, feeds, content panels, user access, analytics, reporting, etc.

Best Front-End Enhancement: These are modules that add features or functionality on your Drupal site! For example: sliders, translation, galleries, forms, filtering, etc.

Best Marketing/Engagement: These are Modules that help improve the exposure to your Drupal site! For example: SEO, social, advertising, tracking, subscriptions, affiliates, newsletters, lead generation, chat, etc.

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 the terms in full!

Here are the key details:

  • Submit your items on or after Wednesday, November 19th 2014 and before the competition closes on January 21st 2015 at 23:59PM AEDT time.
  • The winning files will get a share of $6,000 of prizes!
  • All winners will receive a “Won a Most Wanted Contest” badge.
  • Multiple submissions from the same author must be different to one another.
  • An author can enter as many times as they wish.
  • An author can win two (2) of the First 10 prizes.
  • An author can win multiple ‘Best Item’ prizes (for different items).
  • An author can win a “Race” prize and a ‘Best Item’ prize for the same item.
  • If “Most Items Submitted” prize is a tie, the prize money will be shared equally.
  • If only one item is entered to the ‘Best Item’ contest, this does not automatically mean it wins a prize.
  • Winners are voted on by Envato staff.
  • Final eligibility of prizes are determined by Envato Staff.
  • Prizes are payable only via PayPal or Moneybookers/Skrill.

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:
  • For an entry to be eligible authors must complete the Most Wanted Entry Agreement and choose the category you wish to enter.
  • You must post a link to your item in this forum thread

Good luck!

Please Read Full Terms & Conditions Here

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

iThemes Exchange Add-ons - CodeCanyon.net

We’ve put a $7,000 bounty on the heads of Envato’s most wanted file types – iThemes Exchange Add-ons.

How do you collect? Be one of the first 10 to have an Exchange Add-on uploaded and approved.
  • What’s the reward? We’ll hand out $400 per Exchange Add-on.
We’re also running a Best Item Contest where authors of all Exchange Add-ons submitted between November 17th and January 23rd 2015 will have a chance to win the following bonus cash prizes:

Best iThemes Exchange Add-ons

  1. $1,000: Best Back-End Enhancement Plugin
  2. $1,000: Best Front-End Enhancement Plugin
  3. $1,000: Best Marketing/Engagement Plugin

What We’re Looking For

Best Back-End Enhancement: These are plugins that make it easier to manage your online store! For example: inventory management, order management, accounting and reporting, payment gateways, etc.

Best Front-End Enhancement: These are plugins that make it easier for customers to browse and buy! For example: product display, checkout, wishlist, product search and filtering, etc.

Best Marketing/Engagement: These are plugins that help get customers in the door and make the sale! For example: coupons, discounts, referrals, gift vouchers, lead generation, newsletter, chat, social, etc.

To Help You Get Started.

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 the in full! Here are the key details:
  • Submit your items on or after Thursday, November 17th and before the competition closes on January 23rd 2015 at 23:59PM AEDT time.
  • The winning files will get a share of $7,000 of prizes!
  • All winners will receive a “Won a Most Wanted Contest” badge.
  • An author can win two (2) of the “First 10” prizes.
  • An author can enter as many times as they wish.
  • An author can win multiple ‘Best Item’ prizes for different items.
  • Multiple submissions from the same author must be different to one another.
  • All entries will be considered for the “Best Item” prizes including the First 10.
  • Winners are voted on by Envato staff.
  • If only one entry is submitted to a ‘Best Item’ category, this does not automatically mean it will qualify to win the prize.
  • Final eligibility of prizes are determined by Envato Staff.
  • Prizes are payable only via PayPal or Moneybookers/Skrill.

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: Good luck!

Please Read Full Terms & Conditions Here

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

Hi everyone! As we approach the end of this event, I want to encourage all authors to continue to submit your awesome works. I also want to remind everyone that to be eligible all landing pages must have a matching mobile version.

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

Hi,

I submit my first item in themeforest and it is instapage landing page by I don’t know if I can submit my template to the competition or no, my theme is not in the 15 categories in the competition thread. So can I select any category?

Here is my entry: http://themeforest.net/item/ogra-landing-page/9426077 Regards

Welcome to Envato! Great job on your first submission. I would say you could enter this one into the “Best Start-up / Business Launch Template”

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

Hello Instapage!!

What’s the status about these issues? You have not replied to this? Did you read this?


Instapage Builder Feedback

I just completed designing landing page in Instapage. Overall I like the simplicity. Although, I have found some issues/constraints in the builder. So I have noted that below. Please have a look and fix those if possible to make your Builder even More Awesome.

I have also sent these to support as well.

=> No option to see grid system. It is easy to place elements if grid is visible. Also When we move elements, snap to the grid line should visible, may be in separate color. not green line.

=> No option to increase the Total Page Width? Who is using a 960 width now?

=> Cannot adjust Form Input Height.

=> No Integration option is available for designers? Atleast a email lead generation to instapage itself would be good. I also see that many options are hidden for designers builder. eg: SEO, Analytics, Conversion Goals etc.. Are you sure we don’t need these options?

=> Cannot duplicate multiple elements (need to copy each element separately, this causes mis-alignment)

=> Also cannot duplicate by holding “Ctrl” or “Alt” while dragging the element. This is a normal standard in every Applications. So please add it.

=> No Grouping option. (Its hard to shift + click everytime if we have 10+ items) So, Ctrl+G Should be grouped together selected elements. That way it can be moved easily.

=> No way to change the position of form error message. Its always on right and Its hide behind my Submit button as I have a horizontal form.

=> There is no class or ID for elements. It would be easy if its there to control using custom JS and CSS.

=> There should be an option for Adding Container div or Holder div. Same kind of option is hidden under shapes.

=> Clicking on Ctrl+Z (undo) suddently going to Page top, It should stay where we were.

=> Styling of Text elements does not stay same when copied (Ctrl+V) from outside. All styling gone, and we have to do it again.

=> No option to give custom font sizes. That dropdown should also work as textbox.

=> No Font-weight option in Text editing panel. suppose I have added open sans font, they provide 4 variations. light, regular, bold, black. But in text editing panel only “B” – Bold option is available.

=> Need an option to Drag elements in Add new. like: Paragraph, Headline, Button. Because clicking on that will place that element some where in the page. not where we really want. Again we have to drag that element from there to place it correctly. So why don’t we drag and place it for first time? Click option can keep for basic users.

=> Editing page sections. I thought there is no option to add background color for page sections. because I only see background image option there. Then I realized The “Color” means background color. It makes confusion. “Color” means foreground color of an element/text. So that option Should say “Background color”. please…

=> Opening new tab for each preview is not a good idea. I like the revision idea, but this makes hard by closing the preview tab and opening the tab again. So, Unless requested, The Preview tab should show the latest revision by

refreshing. That way we dont need to close and open. You can simply remove the revision number from the URL. Eg xxxxxx/42/A/ to /xxxxxx/A/

=> No option to add border radius for images.

=> Undoing accidently deletes styles added in Custom HTML/CSS option. As that is hidden by default, There is no indication that the content deleted. We will come to know that after adding so much option, that make impossible to Redo. You should add something to avoid that.

=> No Idea, Why Page Section ID is like this #page-block-8u961agsmde4gqfr ? Seems like a dynamically builded ID, But difficult to style those. It can be simply say #page-block-3. So its easy to customize.

=> Can’t navigate with in the page with button links. Like #page-header should go to that section. I tried addind script in jquery but it is taking me to another page. Any way to navigate with in the page? like one page website?

=> It would be better if color picker shows the Recently picked colors. That way I dont need to copy paste a color code every time.

=> When I click mobile version, Its just a blank document. The template content is not defaulted in mobile. I saw some of your atricle says you can copy / paste things from Desktop to mobile. But, Instapage does not support copy paste Multiple elements. So do you want me to copy and paste 500+ elements and repeat the same thing I did on desktop? That would be huge time consuming. Please have an option to copy the entire layout from Desktop to mobile. Anyway we are not developing new Template, Just rearranging for mobile. So please add that feature. It will literally save 3-6 hours.

=> Saving option—> When click save, the blue bar is appearing says ‘saving’ and it disappears. so we tend click other action like preview or add new. But suddenly the blue bar appears again and says saved. ??? That blue bar should stay there untill its saved. Appearing twice is not really good.

=> Save and preview button should have the text beside it. not just icon. The reason is these two are the most using buttons. If you add labels, we get more space to click.

=> You should work on mobile preview page, Its looks like stretched zoomed out.

These are the issues I found now. Please do the needful.

You have provided some valuable feedback. The best path of action here is to submit their support team so they can get them addressed properly.

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