It is time to launch the first contest on andreasviklund.com, and it is of course a web design contest. The challenge is to design either a HTML/CSS template or a WordPress theme for the andreasviklund.com CSS template gallery or WordPress themes archive.
The contest runs until October 30th, after which I will review the entries together with a small team of other designers and developers to find the winners. The results will be published on andreasviklund.com in the beginning of November.
1st prize: A Samsung Series 5 Chromebook + 1 year of free hosting from Svenska Domäner AB (a Linux Business package).
2nd and 3rd prizes: 1 year of free hosting from Svenska Domäner AB (also Linux Business packages).
If you don’t want to enter the design contest but still want a chance to win a prize, then post a link to this blog entry from your site. I will write the URLs of the five sites which send the most visitors on small papers, put the papers in a bowl, close my eyes and draw one winner which will also win a 1-year hosting package.
If needed, I will update this page with clarifications and additions to the terms. If you have any question or comment, post a comment or write me an e-mail.
To enter the competition, e-mail your entry before the last day of October in a .zip file to firstname.lastname@example.org with “andreasviklund.com design contest” as the subject line. Include a short description of yourself and your design, and your postal address (for knowing where to send the first prize should you win it). You will get a reply from me within 24 hours, confirming that I have recieved your entry and that it has been entered into the contest.
The purpose of this contest is to bring in fresh ideas and new influences into the template and theme galleries of andreasviklund.com. It is an effort to provide more variation in terms of design, while still keeping the code quality high and the skills required to use the material on a level where as many users as possible can find it useful. I am hoping that I will be able to present the work of several talented designers once the contest is over, and I am sure that the entries will end up being used by site owners and bloggers all over the world.
Designers, I’m hoping to hear from you soon! Good luck!
This article was written by Andreas Viklund
Web designer, writer and the creative engine behind this website. Author of most of the free website templates, along with some of the WordPress themes.