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Announcing MacThemes Theme For a Week Contest
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Komisar
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Jul 25, 2007, 12:45 PM
 

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Like a phoenix, rising from the ashes of its deceased former self, so did MacThemes emerge, re-branded as MacThemes 2. The site's been going along excellently in recent months, with tens of thousands more hits a month, and it's all thanks to you, readers. We've given you a renewed commitment to deliver news, reviews, previews, and interviews highlighting everything going on in the Mac theming universe, with the promise of even greater things in store.

So without further ado, we're ecstatic to announce the MacThemes Theme For a Week Contest. With over 13,000 elements to theme in OSX the grueling task of creating and producing a theme takes the right kind of artist. That's why we decided to shake things up a bit. Instead of a long, drawn out development period, with little interaction from users and meager rewards at the end, the Theme For a Week Contest, as its name implies, lasts a week, with a (mock-up) development process as clear as glass and rewards fit for a king (of Macs).

First up is the timeframe. Entrants will have one week, starting today, July 25th, at 12 pm EST and ending following wednesday, August 1st at 12 am EST. In this time, they (hopefully you as well) must create and email a mock-up based on a template provided on the rules page. However, this is not a mock-up contest, and as such, all mock-ups must be able to be properly produced in Themepark, and contest prizes will not be awarded until the theme is completed. Read the full rules and pick up your template on the Rules Page of our Contest Mini-Site, designed by Philipp Antoni, if you're interested.


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For those of us who know that winning's what matters, we've assembled a jaw-dropping jumble of rewards for the one lucky winner and the two runner-ups. MacThemes has been working for weeks to craft the ultimate prize package comprising of over $1,000 of Mac shareware and goods, including an exclusive beta invite and a fantastic limited edition signed art print. The full list:

iClip - ($29) by Inventive
Appzapper – ($12.95) by Austin Sarner & Brian Ball
Disco – ($29.95) by Austin Sarner
Exces – ($14.95) by SeoSoft
Delicious Library – ($39.95) by Delicious Monster
WriteRoom – ($25.95) by HogBay Software
Enigmo 2- ($19.95) by Pangea Software
VoodooPad – ($29.95)
Upcoming MacHeist Bundle– Unknown
Print – ($50) (Only for first place) by David Lanham
CoverSutra - ($20.66) by Sophia Teutschler
Wallet – ($14.95) by Waterfall Software
DiscLabel – ($32.95) by SmileOnMyMac
Awaken – ($8.95) by Embraceware
iStopMotion Pro – ($500) by Boinx Software
-- Express for 2nd and 3rd places
Soulver – ($17.95) by Acqualia Software
Picturesque – ($19.50) by Acqualia Software
Frenzic Guru Bundle – ($24.95) by IconFactory
Coda - ($79) (Only for first place) by Panic
FontCard – ($17) by Unsanity
FruitMenu – ($10) by Unsanity
Labels X – ($10) by Unsanity
Menu Master – ($10) by Unsanity
Mighty Mouse – ($10) by Unsanity
Shapeshifter – ($20) by Unsanity
Silk – ($10) by Unsanity
WindowShade X – ($10) by Unsanity
Xounds – ($10) by Unsanity
Chat Transcript Manager - ($20) by Unsanity
A license and beta spot for Pixelmator – ($49.95) by Pixelmator

And even better, all three winners' themes will be developed individually by three of our interface gurus.

And who will be deciding who gets these delightful bundles? Why, only some of the biggest names in the Mac community:

David Lanham
Anthony Piraino
Wolfgang Bartelme
Cian Walsh
Joel Kohlmann
Jason Harris
Austin Sarner
Phill Ryu
Johnny Komisar
David Forgash
Philipp Antoni
You can read the judge page for more about each judge.

So, 1 week to craft a theme and 1 winner who'll take home the gold.
Will it be you?

Take me to the contest...
     
eyevaan
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Jul 26, 2007, 07:43 PM
 
Ooohhhh! Swweeet.... is it fair to submit files from the last one that desparately need updating? [ahem] ProLCD and Latium [/ahem] just kidding. I am looking forward to seeing the results pages of the requests.
     
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Oct 5, 2007, 02:10 AM
 
So now that there's a winner, how long before we see a beta of Aeroesque?
     
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Oct 5, 2007, 11:08 AM
 
AquaPro looks sweeeeet.
     
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Oct 6, 2007, 10:25 AM
 
All of the winners' themes are all working betas, we should have at least one done before the end of the month.
     
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Oct 7, 2007, 07:08 AM
 
Too bad all will be broke when 10.5 lands.
     
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Oct 7, 2007, 09:54 PM
 
MacThemes posted an update yesterday.
     
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Oct 8, 2007, 12:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
Too bad all will be broke when 10.5 lands.
apparently, and this is a quote from an admin at macthemes:
'Shapeshifter will continue to keep working with 10.5 as it is with 10.4, so I don't see what the deal is with the upcoming OS release. Sure themes will need to have minor updates, but nothing Earth shattering.'

oddly they did not show anything to prove this statement.
     
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Oct 8, 2007, 05:54 AM
 
Esp since 10.5's gui uses different files than the ones it patches. And in different ways.

But hey, if they get it to work. Good on them. I don't see it being as stable as it was on 10.4. And that isn't saying much.
     
   
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