2012 Theme Contest
Howdy folks. I'm getting started on planning a theme contest in March of this year, and thought I would let the community weigh in on it. That's what this is all about, using the community to help populate the Marketplace with high quality themes.
Some initial thoughts are:
Theme can be Free or Paid, but one copy must be submitted to contest demo site for community voting.
Features? (Menus, Blocks, Integrations)
Submissions will only be accepted during the month of March.
Themes must install and function correctly to be accepted. Any issues will disqualify that submission.
Must be in the PRB by day X
Must include custom blocks
Must NOT be a port of an existing theme
Nice to haves: (These will get you bonus points.)
Should include HTML5 elements
Should be responsive
Should include custom templates for
Scoring/Judging: Based on 100 pts?
Judges rate 30/20/30/20 ? (based on the "Scored by" order from above)
Judges consist of non-entrant community members and outside parties.
Community-based voting on theme contest demo site.
Submissions will be taken the entire month of March
Community voting will open April 1st (results are private so to not contaminate the voting/judging)
Judging will also commence April 1st
Prizes: (Here's where YOU come in.)
1 year FREE VPS hosting (1 site, 1 domain)
Possible core add-ons
Possible core swag
Possible community developers add-ons (Pretty please!)
Donated digital gift certificates
Anyway, please get me some feedback. Also, if any of you fine developers could pledge to donate some prizes, that would be excellent.
I'd look for ways to encourage quality over quantity this year.
CEO - concrete5.org
Can I also suggest adding some games to the test site. Maybe that will help draw voters in and you can have a little games contest on the side.
Thanks for donating!
These each have a block for the game and a block for the scores, so the theme test site could have (for each theme) either one page with a game and score, or spread the game and score blocks across pages so that each theme has each theme has a mini site so anyone playing the game has to visit at least 2 pages within the theme.
Not sure about the development on this last idea, but another way would be to limit play to one attempt at a game per theme, so if they want to have 3 attempts at a game, they have to view it under 3 themes. Maybe you could hack the controller for the game block with an on_load event so that it triggered a theme switch each time the block was rendered.
Personally I would score something well for maximising the first while minimising the second.
I think it should be at least HTML5, CSS3 and Responsive.
everyones a judge!
Also will ad a couple of paid add-ons to the prize!
An official page and announcement on concrete5.org is forthcoming.
Stay tuned for any updates, here, there and from @c5addicts on Twitter.
P.S. Any developers who want to donate prizes to the contest, now is the chance! You'll get mad props and links to your profile from what's probably going to be the hottest site on the Internets soon.
I will donate a license for ProBlog, ProEvents, ProNews, Easybutton, and Quicklinks.
I'll donate copies of Social Share, Page List Thumbnail Views, Page List Plus and Popular Pages to all winners.