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AmandaHackwith says

This month, our competition focuses on a very special contingent of our community—our buyers and what they do with our files!

One of the amazing things about our authors is they turn out some really amazing, versatile files that have endless possibilities in use. Have a file you love? Used a GraphicRiver file in something special lately? We want to know about it! Show us your best use of a GraphicRiver file and we’ll be handing out prizes to the coolest entries! And what’s more, the author of the winning file will win promotion and a prize too!

The Competition

We are looking for examples of how you have used files purchased here at GraphicRiver. Used icons in a web site design? Textures in a graphic? Isolated object in a layout? Font in a business card? Illustration in a flash animation? We want to see it! Your use of any file purchased at GraphicRiver, past or present, is eligible. Don’t have a file to use? Now’s a great time to grab that awesome asset you’ve had your eyes on and whip up something creative!

How to Enter

To enter, please post to this forum thread with an image or link to an example of how you used a item off GraphicRiver between now and midnight, July 23rd, 2010 (U.S. Central time). Please also include a link to the GraphicRiver file. If you have a story about how you used it or how it worked out for you, we’ll love to hear it! Please see the rules below for entry content and use.

Note: For the purposes of this contest and in this thread ONLY , we’re suspending the moderation rules about links. However, spammy or off-topic links will still be moderated appropriately.

The Prizes

This time, the prizes up for grabs are a great mix for any designer or fan of Envato files. Free stuff!

Grand Prize Winner

* $100 in marketplace credits, good for buying more great files!
* One free copy of the up-coming Birthday Bundle, with files valued at $400!
* 3 months subscription to FreelanceSwitch, Envato’s premium freelance job board and freelance news site—get new jobs to use those files in.
* Winning item & entry featured on the GraphicRiver Tumblog, twitter, and other resources.
* A shiny new “Won a Competition” badge, for all to admire and envy!

Author of file used in Grand Prize Winning Entry

*Not only will the winning item & entry be featured on the GraphicRiver Tumblog, twitter, and other resources, but the author of the file used will also win a FREE copy of the Envato 4th anniversary Birthday Bundle! Over $400 worth of files!

Runners Up

*3 entries chosen as runners-up will also receive a free copy of the Birthday Bundle!

Fine Print

* To be eligible to win, staff will verify that entries have purchased a LEGAL version of the GraphicRiver file by GraphicRiver user account. If staff can not verify legal purchase, entry will be ineligible to win.
*Envato staff and employees are ineligible to win.
* Entries depicting adult content, including but not limited to nudity, violence, or drug use are ineligible.
*Entries must follow the legal use of the file according to license purchased.
*We’ll be tweeting some of the coolest entries—if you do not wish your entry project to be shared, please do not enter it.
* Winners will be chosen at the discretion of the Site Manager and with the assistance of the Envato team. All decisions are final.

If you have any questions on the competition, please ask in this thread and I’ll be glad to answer them. Good luck!

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Raincutter says

Yay! A new competition. Too bad I can’t take part in it. But I’m sure this will be one of the coolest comp of GR. We’ll get to know more about where the buyers use our files and hopefully I’ll see one of my files here too. :) Thanks for the info Amanda.

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giommprint says

Hey! Checkout the page I made as a Print-Ready Checklist for designers to use when submitting a file for Printing at www.mmprint.com:

http://www.mmprint.com/print_ready_checklist.cfm.
Also made 3 landing pages for Digital Printing, Printing for Non-Profit Organizations, and Printing for Churches

I used the following files from graphicriver.net
http://graphicriver.net/item/armonia-web-banners/53157
http://graphicriver.net/item/50-cool-matte-icons/37836 (camera and recycle icons)
I purchased these in the 2009 Birthday Bundle.
tweetme @mmprint
Birthday Bundles Rock! 8-)

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agodesa says
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PixelBuffet says

Cool competition, it will be really interesting to see GR files in use.

Also, edited the fine print – think this makes more sense:
To be eligible to win, staff will verify that entries have purchased a LEGAL version of the GraphicRiver file by GraphicRiver user account. If staff can not verify legal purchase, entry will be ineligible to win, publically shamed, banned from the community and then attacked by penguins.

:p

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ColorX says

Cool competition :)

can we submit more than one entry ?

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Raincutter says
Cool competition, it will be really interesting to see GR files in use. Also, edited the fine print – think this makes more sense:
To be eligible to win, staff will verify that entries have purchased a LEGAL version of the GraphicRiver file by GraphicRiver user account. If staff can not verify legal purchase, entry will be ineligible to win, publically shamed, banned from the community and then attacked by penguins.
:p

Whoah! What’s wrong with the penguins? You didn’t fed them? :p

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InterantMedia says

Files
http://graphicriver.net/item/balloons/103248
http://graphicriver.net/item/pressed-letterpress-photoshop-styles/53753

Used for
http://www.interantmedia.nl/media/Feestproject.png

We made this very simple cover for someone of our team. He had to use it for a project. The only thing what the customer said was that it had to be simple. Well, it is. Feestproject is Dutch for ‘Party Project’. We had to find a perfect image of a balloon and it was very difficult to make by ourself because we don’t have the skills to make something like a balloon. We found it at GraphicRiver and also the Letterpress was very handy to use. So, we bought both :)

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ArikB says

Guys this is GR only. AJ items don’t count. :)

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sevenstyles says

Yeah this will be fun. I am always intrigued to know how others are using my files.

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