WordPress Themes and Plugins Competitions

Two WordPress competitions are taking place simultaneously one is for WordPress Plugins and another for WordPress themes. There is more than $1000 in Prizes to be won, more than the prize money this gives an opportunity for WordPress users to contribute and give back something to the WordPress community. There is a time period of 2 months, so you have a lot of time to decide and work on your Theme and Plugin. I am personally looking forward to the Theme Design Competition and hope to see some really cool themes, since I have exhausted my list of WordPress themes for my monthly “Best WordPress themes” series.

The WordPress Theme Design Competition


  • First prize. The Contest champion will win US$500.
  • Second prize. The Contest second-place winner will win US$300.
  • Third prize. The Contest third-place winner will win US$200.
  • Runner-ups. The Contest runner-ups will receive honorariums.

An Official Site has been setup you can see it here. you can also read the Rules for entering the competition on the official site.

Here is a brief summary of of the submission rules

  1. Designs will be created for the Sandbox theme, version 0.9.x
    1. All designs will be limited to style sheets (CSS) and images (no theme PHP mods)
    2. Submissions must be in full accordance with Submission Procedures (below)
  2. Designs must be wholly original, sole works of the submitting designer(s)
    1. Designs must be released with GNU General Public License or compatible license
    2. Designs may not be included for judging if deemed offensive or inappropriate
  3. Submissions must be submitted by 12:00 AM (UTC), Sunday, July 29, 2007
    1. All submissions are final, i.e. , you may not later resubmit a revised version
    2. Designs may only be released publicly after submissions close
  4. Results will be announced at 12:00 AM (UTC), Monday, August 6, 2007
    1. Judgments shall be considered final and complaining left to a minimum
    2. Winners shall receive cash awards at verified PayPal accounts within 48 hours.

I am also keeping a watch on the Plugin competition. I have decided to take part in the WordPress theme competition and make a Free WordPress Theme. I want to give 100% of my time and energy to this theme with the few hours of free time that I have everyday after work. Expect me to post less on the blog in the coming month.

10 Responses

You have one of the most beautiful and functional WordPress Themes out there. Congratulations. Thanks for bringing the contest information over here.

Hey there thanks, and thanks for dropping by :D

The theme you use here is one of the best ones I’ve ever seen. If/when it becomes Adsense/SEO ready I will be the first one to use it. (hint hint: Please make this available and Adsense/SEO ready)

I can’t wait to see what you come up with for the contest!
Let me know if I can help you with anything, Arpit!

Hey dennis thanks :D …. I get at least 2-3 mails per week asking me if my theme is available as a download :). I need some people to test the theme before I release it so I might need your help :D

You just ask and I’ll help you the best I can :-)

I can’t blame people for asking, on the other hand I can’t blame you for not releasing it.

Thanks man it nothing much . you’ll just need to install it and give me feedback on how easy it is customise install modify, and the colours

You can count on me!

Thanks man :D

By the way, if you have a few minutes at some time. I am considering changing to another theme. I just wrote about it on my site. It would be great if you could take a look at it and tell me what you think about it.

Is there a way to nominate my wordpress theme that i have customized to any wordpress theme awards? Check out http://www.punkdudez.com . Thank you.