#GetGutenbergReady Contest - win a share in $5,000 in prizes and an Envato Most Wanted badge

#GetGutenbergReady Contest.

To sum it up, Gutenberg is the future of WordPress. An upcoming content creation experience that will fundamentally change the landscape of WordPress as we know it today…

Making WordPress simpler, while empowering users - is a win-win that we should all be rooting for. So, are you on board?
– Rich Tabor, @ThemeBeans.

Nominate your Gutenberg optimized items for a chance to win a share in $5,000!

We’re looking for the best Themes and Plugins that are optimized for Gutenberg and showcases the diverse functionality that the new editor provides!

Envato’s Content Specialists will be selecting winners in both the Theme and Plugin categories, with a total prize pool of $5,000 up for grabs.

To be in the running, we are looking for authors to:

  1. Create blocks for Gutenberg that enhance or complement their existing items.

  2. Improve their items to take advantage of Gutenberg.

  3. Create new block plugins that enhance Gutenberg’s core feature set.

There are loads of resources out there to help authors optimize their items for Gutenberg.
We would strongly encourage you to check out the #GetGutenbergReady series on the Author Hub, which explores what Gutenberg means for WordPress Developers, how to #GetGutenbergReady and what tools and resources are available to you.

Here, we feature insights from ThemeForest Author Rich Tabor - a.k.a @ThemeBeans, and his experiences creating content using the new editor. Check out his latest Block Unit Test WordPress plugin, which helps authors to easily prepare their WordPress themes for Gutenberg.

We also feature top insights from our Envato WordPress Developer, @AaronRutley on the future of the WordPress landscape going forwards.

The #GetGutenbergReady contest will run over two months, so that you’ll have plenty of time to get creative and experiment with different ideas, designs and features (plus get any new items approved by the review team).

  • You can now nominate any new or existing items for the contest and enter as many different items as like!
  • For each entry, you will need to submit a new entry form describing how that item is optimized for the Gutenberg editor.
  • Your item/s must be approved and available on either Envato Market or Elements by the contest closing date (Friday August 24, 2018).

As always, please read all the important entry requirements outlined below:

How to Enter

  1. Create a new item, or select an existing item that you’ve optimized for the Gutenberg editor.
  • The item must meet the WordPress Submission Requirements for Gutenberg.
  • The item must be specifically optimized for Gutenberg, it cannot simply be an item that doesn’t break when used with the Gutenberg editor.
  1. Complete the contest Entry Form.
  • You must submit one entry form for each item that you’re nominating for the contest.
  • Your entry form needs to describe how your item is optimized for the Gutenberg editor. Your description will be considered when judging the entries.
  1. Submit your entry form/s by 11:59pm (AEST) Friday August 24, 2018.

  2. Read the full terms and conditions below.

  3. Optional extra (won’t affect judging results):

  • Post your item cover image(s) right here in our official contest thread (simply drag and drop your full size image into your post). Images should be 1920px x 1080px in JPG format.

Prizes & Judging

We have some amazing cash prizes up for grabs, with a total prize pool of $5,000 up for grabs!

  • $1,000: 1st Prize > Theme

  • $1,000: 1st Prize > Plugin

  • $750: 2nd Prize > Theme

  • $750: 2nd Prize > Plugin

  • $500: 3rd Prize > Theme

  • $500: 3rd Prize > Plugin

  • Honorable mentions > $100 each for up to 5 items (selected at the judge’s discretion).

All winners will also receive the elusive Envato’s Most Wanted badge on their Market profile.


Our judges will review the nominations based on the following criteria;

  1. The item has blocks or options created specifically for the Gutenberg editor.

  2. The item is optimized for the Gutenberg editor as you’ve described on your entry form.

  3. The item is presented well. This includes having concise and accurate titles and descriptions of your item.

  4. For Plugin entries, the Content Specialist and Reviewers judging will be looking for plugins that create the most useful and coolest/on-trend blocks.

  5. For Theme entries, the Content Specialist and Reviewers will be looking for themes that are specifically enhanced to work with Gutenberg. This may include ensuring your default blocks are styled well and that the theme styles are loaded in Gutenberg, or you build a specific block plugin for a theme that is enhanced to work with Gutenberg.

We’re looking forward to seeing all of the exceptional items that our talented WordPress community will create for this contest! Winners will be announced in September 2018.

If you’d like to continue the conversation, feel free to visit the Gutenberg forum thread.

Good luck!

Contest Terms & Conditions

We’re Envato - the promoter of this contest, and these are our contest terms - please read them!

  • The contest runs from Friday 29th June 2018 until 11:59pm, Friday 24th August 2018 AEST, Australian Eastern Standard Time. No entries will be accepted after that time.

  • To be eligible for one of the prizes, you must submit an entry form before the closing date of the contest (11:59pm, Friday 24th August 2018 AEST). If you are nominating more than one item, you will need to submit an entry form for each item.

  • If there are no eligible items submitted or we judge that there are no items that meet the quality standards required, then we may choose to not award a particular prize.

  • We will announce the winners on the Envato forums in September & contact the winners via email.

  • Prizes will be paid directly to the winner’s PayPal or Payoneer account within 30 days of receipt of payout information.

  • All decisions made about this promotion by the judges and the promoter are final.

  • All entries (Item Submissions) are governed by the terms of the Envato Author Terms.

  • Envato approved authors can enter this contest so long as they are over 18 years of age.

  • We’ll only use your information for the purposes of managing and administering this promotion - you can’t enter without giving us some information so we know who wins and how to get a prize to you! If the law requires it, we may report the prize winner and prize details to the relevant tax authorities. Please see our privacy policy for more information about how we deal with personal information.

  • Play fair! We reserve the right not to award prizes, to disqualify entrants, and to discontinue a contest if there is any illegal or fraudulent behaviour, and also to cancel the promotion if there are any circumstances that mean the promotion can’t be run as planned, this includes technical issues, hacking, natural disasters and anything else beyond our control. We also reserve the right not to award all prizes if there are not enough entrants we deem worthy of winning.

  • Entrants are responsible for meeting any tax obligations that come up as a result of this promotion. However, we may withhold any part of the prize money if the law requires us to.

  • You promise to us that any information that you give given to us is true and correct and your entry is your own original creation and work, and does not infringe the rights (including copyright) of any other person. You promise to indemnify us in relation to any loss or damage resulting from any breach of this promise whether it is on purpose or not.


Nice, I would love to join :wink:

Great Chance to Contribute. I love to Join as Well.


This is one of the most beautiful badge I have ever seen.

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I can optimizing website.
So, can i join in this competition ?


I am interest this contest I will make themes wordpress :slight_smile:

Great news!

Superb. Themeloop will join here with his first WP item on Envato. :tada: :dizzy: :heart_eyes:

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Gutenberg will ruin the basic principles of WordPress: Clean, Lean and Mean. I’m out of competition.


Great! Try to do.


Im in! :wink:

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Good luck to all, I hope someone will make an audio player

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Hi, I am confuse little bit. If I built addons (new custom blocks) for Gutenberg plugin. Can participate this contest?

im in

Nice one

I’m in

I’m in