First PhotoshopDesign Contest:
Deadline August 26, 2004
If you have access to
my tutorials you can enter the Contest!
Send design entries to
firstname.lastname@example.org as .jpg attachments
Following is the
full information & instructions...
|If you are in the PSDer ezine you'll be receiving a similar
email. I am running a Photoshop Design Contest. As a paid student of
mine, you will compete against other customer/students in a parallel
contest. It's a great chance to show off your PS skills. The
deadline is coming up soon and you get to win some cool stuff. Here
are the complete details....
by now I'm sure you've enjoyed the Photoshop training and increased
your level of real world design skills. I'm glad to be a part in
helping increase your Photoshop effectiveness. Now it's time to show
everyone what you've been up to in Photoshop! You've heard a lot
from me, now I want to hear from you!
Are you ready to enter the first PhotoshopDesign Contest? Here's
your chance to compete with 1,000's of other Photoshop Designer's
from around the world! You don't have to be the best designer yet
(...one of the top awards is for "MOST IMPROVED" Photoshop
Designer.) Read this whole email if you're interested...it's free to
enter and everyone who enters will receive more free downloads.
I'd like to showcase YOUR Photoshop design work on the
PhotoshopDesign.NET website (over 50,000 unique visitors/month). I'm
going to be developing a user gallery which will show off my
'students' best work (that's YOU)!! This gallery will be an ongoing
project and will start with the First PhotoshopDesign Contest!
The level of training you've received from me has been world class
and you should be ready to charge for your design services (if you
aren't already). Make sure to enter this contest and you can start
getting recognition for your work.
If you are receiving this email or reading this statement, you can
submit up to 4 designs (in any genre) of your choice that you have
created. (All work must be originally created, but yes you can use
stock photography). Of all of the submissions received from
customers by the deadline of August 26, I will choose 2 students who
will each receive a lifetime supply of PhotoshopDownloads and the
Upcoming AdvancedPhotoshop.com Training (when it is released in
about 7 weeks).
Student is my term for paying customer such as you who has received
my full training program. You are competing against other students.
I am running a similar contest for my PSDer subscribers (they are
competing against other subscribers and not you as a customer).
Here's the thing; I expect more from you b/c you have my full
The top awards are: 1. Best of Contest: Student
2. Most Improved Designer: Student
All winners will be announced and featured on the site. Everyone's
work who is entered will ultimately be featured in the gallery (upon
my editorial review). You will automatically be entered for best of
contest award but if you want to also vye for "Most improved
designer" then make sure to send an example of your work "BEFORE"
your training from me/PSD.NET and an example of your design work
"AFTER" learning from the tutorials (they can be different designs).
This way I can see the level of improvement you've received from my
Winners will be announced on August 31 and their designs will be
prominently featured on the website. So what's next?.....
Send me your best new Photoshop work (4 designs/files max as 72
resolution .jpg's ). I will assume & expect that your work has been
strongly influenced in part by my teachings so you can qualify for
the prizes and showcasing on the website.
You can enter by replying to this email or sending an email to
email@example.com (when you are ready) and attaching
your .jpeg images. (maximum image size 600 X 800 @ 72 resolution)
Make sure the email says PhotoshopDesign Contest (or something of
that sort so I know you're entering).
Enter by the deadline of August 26th, but the earlier the better. By
entering you agree to the conditions listed in this email. The
earlier you get your work in, the better for the contest. Entries
will be judged by me and my puppet kermit.
Why am I doing this? Because it's fun for everyone, yes but it also
gives me a chance to see what kind of effect I'm actually having on
people and it gives you a chance to share your work with 10,000's of
viewers/month! I'll even include a link to your website (& email)
next to your work if you want. Feel free to include a small .jpg of
yourself if you want your picture next to your work (photo no larger
than 200 X 200...I'll create an action to make them all smaller).
You're encouraged to include a testimonial as to how the Design
tutorials have helped you improve your Photoshop skills. Feel free
to include any statements as to how you did what you did to get the
end design result you came up with as well as what kind of influence
the PSD.NET tutorials and my training have had on you (= more
By submitting an entry/s you understand that your work must be
original creations (designed by you) although may be heavily
influenced by the tutorials ((you can even use source files from the
PSDLoad ezine or the 2,000 images bonus CD) just for this
contest--yes it's ok) or other sources such as magazines, posters,
etc. The more original the better; be as creative as you want and
design in any genre. Have fun with it or enter work you've already
created (from your psd.net training). You must use Adobe Photoshop
I have the right to now showcase any entry/s on the final gallery.
You retain intellectual copyright to your design and you grant
permission to allow me to use your work, name, email address, photo
of yourself (if submitted) and website link on any of my websites (photoshopdesign.net,
discoverphotoshop.com, basicphotoshop.com, photoshopdesigner.com,
advancedphotoshop.com, photoshopdownloads.com..) I will not resell
or redistribute your work outside of showcasing or listing it on my
You also understand that I may show your work & statements to
prospective customers (on the sites) as an example of the quality of
training that I have given.
Let me know if you don't want your email address or name to appear
next to your work. Remember you can submit up to 4 entries (.jpg's).
You can submit them at different times up until the deadline of
Remember to include some kind of statement about how
PhotoshopDesign.NET training has helped you along your way! The more
brown-nosing (and ironically, accurate) you can be, the more I may
feature your work! Who said life is fair?! Because you probably
would be speaking the truth (I hope) anyways.
Make sure you market your Photoshop talents (if you're in it for the
money) because with all of the training you should be ready to rock
and roll...so as a customer/student send in your best new work and
compete with my other students for recognition and prizes!
Adobe Certified Expert, Photoshop CS
Send entries to:
firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment (.jpg)
p.s. If you're going to be @ PhotoshopWorld East Orlando on
September 1st and they call my name up this time for a Guru Award
(3rd time's a charm?!) just yell out "BOOYAH" when I go to the stage
so I know you're there. And if you are there and entered in the Guru
awards and win you better let me know so we can share your good news