unfortunately we found it isn't at the quality standard required to move forward.


I recently received a rejection notice for my after effects template, “The History Documentary Trailer,” and I’m writing to inquire further about the reasons behind the decision. I truly value the Envato team’s feedback and would like to better understand the specific areas that need improvement.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could provide more detailed feedback on these points. Understanding the specific aspects that fell short of your standards would immensely help me in enhancing my work for potential future submissions.

I am genuinely committed to improving my skills and producing professional-quality projects. Any specific feedback, tips, or suggestions you can offer would be incredibly valuable to me. Your insights would not only help me with this particular submission but also aid in shaping my approach to future template creations.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully.

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Here is the message from the envato team’s feedback:
“Thank you for taking the time to submit your item. Unfortunately this item does not meet our quality requirements and cannot be accepted at this time.
The item does not meet our minimum design, animation, and technical requirements. We strive to accept professional quality projects, and unfortunately this submission doesn’t quite meet that criteria.
When reviewing projects, in addition to overall quality of design and execution, we take into consideration the flexibility, usefulness, appeal to a broader audience and broadcast readiness of the file. Unfortunately we don’t feel as though this project meets the standards we have set for these criteria.
We look forward to seeing more of your work.”

Hey, I’m not an Envato team member, just a video templates author.

At first glance, you can animate and design, as the animations are smooth and the designs look pleasing and balanced., I don’t see glaring issues there.

In my opinion, your template was rejected cause it’s too simple, too repetitive and just repeats all the same techniques, styles and animations used in all the other “history / documentary” style templates created years ago. Like brush reveals, some ink elements, some faintly shown text fading out, and those iconic, lol, transitions. Since this category is very competitive, simply doing the same thing as others already did will not be good enough.

So overall you lack innovation and originality, and you did not research the market before submitting your project or were completely ignorant of what’s in the market already.

What to do? Research behance motion design category, see how others creatively approach similar topics and get inspiration from the best to later bring similar creative thinking and approaches to your own projects.

I hope this helps and best of luck! :smiley:

“I hope this helps …”

NO, Thanks :slight_smile:

So much for your chatgpt promises :smiley:

Your project is amazing, original and unique, and Envato hurt themselves by rejecting it. Is this what you wanted to hear? Does this help?

I personally like it, I would buy this 100%

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I like it too! :wink:

But it’s not about me or you liking it, it’s about the projects conrete qualities like originality, style, animation type etc and them meeting Envatos and current markets criteria for getting approved. Especially for this specific history documentary category the competition is very high and so your project needs to be exceptional. The authors project isn’t exceptional and so it was rejected.

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Probably you are right I am not doing this type of work I just wanted to say that is cool!

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“Does this help?”

NO, Thanks :slight_smile: