(Locked) Envato's Most Wanted - $7,500 for App Promo Videos


Envato's Most Wanted

We've put up $7,500 in prize money for Envato's most wanted file type - App Promo Videos on VideoHive.

We’re running a “Best Item” contest where authors of all eligible App Promo After Effects items uploaded to the marketplace between March 31st and May 26th will have a chance to win awesome cash prizes!

What You Can Win

  • $2,000 - 1st Place Prize
  • $1,500 - 2nd Place Prize
  • $1,000 - 3rd Place Prize


  • $1,000 Bonus Prize for the best App Promo "toolkit" type item.
  • $1,000 Bonus Prize for the best use of included video footage.
  • $1,000 Bonus Prize for the best use of gesture emulation.
  • All winners will receive the much-desired "Won a Most Wanted Contest" badge.

This means that creating an awesome app promo template built with flexible and modular “toolkit” style components, realistic gestures, and high quality keyed & tracked video footage has the opportunity to win up to $5,000 for a single item!

What We’re Looking For

We’re looking for After Effects templates that do an outstanding job of mocking-up and promoting mobile apps. Templates made to be used for app commercials and demos, and truly able to showcase what the app can do.

Here are some eligibility criteria to keep in mind:

  • We're not looking for templates simply with spinning iPhones here. These are not iPhone commercials! The templates must be designed to promote the app, not the device. How well the template is able to highlight and effectively present the app itself will be a key criteria in judging.
  • The template must make use of gesture indications (e.g. tap, double tap, scroll, swipe, pinch & zoom, etc). These can be animated or real/filmed hands, or any other pre-animated graphic representation.
  • Any included device footage must be pre-keyed and motion tracked for easy screen image/video replacement.
  • The main promo sequence must be a minimum of 1 minute in length. Shorter alternate versions may also be included.

Additionally, we recommend that you:

  • Make the template as flexible and customizable as possible. Things such as including alternate device skins will help your project's universal appeal.
  • Show a demo of your template working with a real app. Make sure you have proper permission for any assets included in your item preview, or you could always just make up your own.
  • Remember that the end user will likely add narration/voice over to the video, so keep the timings and transitions at a nice and natural pace.
  • Keep it real! There's nothing worse than a flurry of fake body parts flying around the screen. If you don't have the equipment or access to capture a good pair of hands, that's okay, an illustrated version or more graphical gesture indicator can also look good and work well.

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 the in full.

Here are the key details:

  • Upload your items to Envato Market on or after Tuesday, March 31st and before the competition closes on Tuesday, May 26th at 23.59 AEDT time.
  • The winning files will get a share of $7,500.
  • 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 one (1) "Best Item" prize.
  • An author can win a "Bonus Prize" as well as a "Best Item" prize for the same item.
  • An author can win multiple multiple "Bonus Prizes" for the same item.
  • Eligible items must be a minimum of 1 minute in length.
  • Eligible items must make use of gesture indications.
  • Eligible items must make sure any included device footage is pre-keyed and motion tracked.
  • Final eligibility of entries is determined by Envato staff.
  • Envato staff to judge "Best Item" prize winners.
  • How well the template is able to highlight and effectively present the app itself will be a key criteria in the “Best Item" judging.
  • 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 week or two after the event closes, and send out the prizes two or three weeks after that. So, let’s get started. To be in the running, follow our procedure to the letter.

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!

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Great !

Super B !!

Nice idea… Good luck for all…

Very interesting !

Good News!

Wow great contest! Can we use plugins like Element 3d?

cool idea

Awesome contest and great prizes! Thanks guys, I’m in! :bigsmile:

Wow. That’s interesting!

Good luck to everyone! :slight_smile:

Very Cool! I will start working on something.

could audiojungle authors provide music to the template? if so i’ll be happy to be a partner of some VH author! :slight_smile:

wow interesting news ,great prizes

Nice! Good luck to everyone! =)

Great competition to kickstart my new venture as an author on Envato. Good luck to all!

Yay! good luck guys :smiley:

good luck for you all :smiley:

Awesome, i just don’t have clear one thing, whats means: ¨…device footage is pre-keyed…¨

  • Thanks!

Nice!!! Goodluck Everybody!!