(Locked) Envato's Most Wanted - $6,000 for Footage with Transparency


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THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER! WINNERS ANNOUNCED.

Envato's Most Wanted

We've put up $6,000 in prize money for Envato's latest most wanted file type - Footage with Transparency on VideoHive.

To celebrate, we’re running a “Best Item” contest where authors of all eligible Stock Footage items uploaded to the marketplace between April 30th and June 11th will have a chance to win awesome cash prizes.

What You Can Win

  • The Best 10 Stock Footage items with transparency will win $500 each

Plus:

  • $1,000 Grand Prize Bonus awarded to the very best item of the 10 winning items.
  • All winners will receive the much-desired "Won a Most Wanted Contest" badge.

What We’re Looking For

We're looking for high quality, flexible, and practical stock footage items that make use of transparency.  These items should be able to be easily and effectively composited with other video elements to create a convincing final product.

Footage items must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Footage must be pre-keyed and include an alpha channel.
  • The video preview must highlight the transparency of the clip using the standard checkered background.  The preview may also showcase it with other alternate backgrounds/scenes to help demonstrate compositing.
  • Entries must be actual filmed stock footage only.  Generated/rendered motion graphics clips are not eligible (exceptions may be made if they are highly realistic).
  • Judging will take into account the quality of the keying/transparency, how well it composites, how flexible and usable the item is, as well as general creativity/innovation.

Some examples of types of items we're looking for include:

It’s a Contest!

This Envato’s Most Wanted is a contest. And like any contest, you don’t want to be disqualified because you didn’t follow the rules. So as well as carefully following the procedure below, make sure you read them in full.

Here are the key details:

  • Upload your items to Envato Market on or after Thursday, April 30th and before the competition closes on Thursday, June 11th at 23.59 AEST time.
  • The winning files will get a share of $6,000.
  • All winners will receive the much-desired "Won a Most Wanted Contest" badge.
  • An author can enter as many items as they wish.
  • Multiple submissions from the same author must be different to one another.
  • An author can win a maximum of two (2) "Best Item" prize, for different items.
  • An author can win the "Bonus Grand Prize" as well as a "Best Item" prize for the same item.
  • Eligible footage must be pre-keyed and include an alpha channel.
  • Eligible footage must highlight the transparency of the clip in the video preview using the standard checkered background.
  • Eligible items must be actual filmed stock footage (exceptions may be made for highly realistic motion graphics)
  • Final eligibility of entries is determined by Envato staff.
  • Envato staff to judge "Best Item" prize winners.
  • Envato & judges retain the right not to award “Best Item” or "Bonus" prize(s) at their sole discretion if they deem appropriate levels of skill have not been met.
  • Prizes are payable only via PayPal or Moneybookers/Skrill.
  • Only new items uploaded to the site within the contest time period are eligible.
  • The entry deadline is based on the date of the final submission/resubmission leading to the item's approval on Envato Market. Not the date of final approval.

We’ll announce the winners a few weeks after the event closes, and send out the prizes several weeks after that. So, let’s get started!

How to Enter Your Items

What to Do After Your Items Are Approved

Once your items have been approved, do the following as soon as you can:

And that's it. Good luck!

Please Read Full Terms & Conditions Here


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oh yeah! I have footage of 100 !!


#3

Great Idea !


#4

http://videohive.net/item/balloon-holiday-transition/9997331
Good luck guys! =)


#5
TMGB said

http://videohive.net/item/balloon-holiday-transition/9997331
Good luck guys! =)

Nice item! However per the contest rules:

"Only new items uploaded to the site within the contest time period are eligible."
The contest is open through June 11th, so plenty of time to create tons of great new clips :)

Also please note the additional eligibility requirement as stated above:

"The video preview must highlight the transparency of the clip using the standard checkered background. The preview may also showcase it with other alternate backgrounds/scenes to help demonstrate compositing."

Best of luck!


#6

Nice contest :slight_smile: Good luck to all :slight_smile:


#7

Very very interested!!! good luck everyone! :slight_smile:


#8

Interesting news :slight_smile:


#9

Cool! Good luck to the participants! :smiley:


#10

Nice incentive… good luck to all :slight_smile:


#11

Nice :slight_smile:
Good Luck :slight_smile:


#12

Hi everyone!

I have questions about uploading file:

  1. I made eagle realistic footage in 3D, flying at an alpha channel. Can I give him an eagle for the competition?
• Entries must be actual filmed stock footage only. Generated / rendered motion graphics clips are not eligible (exceptions may be made if they are highly realistic).
  1. If the first question is “Yes.” Tell me please, through which partition to load the footage (Switch Upload Category)? Motion Graphics or Stock Footage?
•Submit your items to the appropriate subcategory within VideoHive > Stock Footage.

Thanks!


#13

Good News, Great Idea !


#14

Good News. Great Initiative. Great incentive. Good luck to all including me! :slight_smile:


#15

3 days to go and no entries at all?? Is it possible to hope for an extension of contest time?


#16
StockHunter said

3 days to go and no entries at all?? Is it possible to hope for an extension of contest time?

Jeez, you almost got me there :))) :stuck_out_tongue:

Deadline is 11th of June, not May :slight_smile:


#17

Haha :smiley: my bad, sorry


#18

Great idea! We will produce some cool real highspeed videos with alpha channel for this contest :slight_smile:


#19

Question about the competition:
Does this only apply to single pieces of keyed footage? What if we upload a pack of keyed footage? Does that qualify for it?

Thanks!
Nate


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Penguino138 said

Question about the competition:
Does this only apply to single pieces of keyed footage? What if we upload a pack of keyed footage? Does that qualify for it?

Thanks!
Nate

Yes, absolutely items that include multiple clips are eligible!

From our original announcement:

Some examples of types of items we’re looking for include:

Several of these reference items include multiple clips :slight_smile: