An amazing contest to participate in!

Just create an original wallpaper in Adobe Fireworks, send it (along with your contact info) to FireworksZone, and you are in!

Fireworks wallpaper contest

First prize is a retail version of Adobe CS4 Web Premium, USD 200.00 in cash, plus a chance to write a tutorial for Adobe Devnet | Fireworks!

Full details can be found here:

…but for your convenience, I will re-post all of them below:

Theme Fireworks Zone is holding a design contest. Use your imagination and design/illustration skills to create wallpapers using Adobe Fireworks. Size: 1280×960 pixels. The theme is open, with one wallpaper per contestant.
Who can compete? Everybody can participate as long as the artwork is a source PNG file (editable Fireworks PNG), which means you require the use of Adobe Fireworks.
Your submission must contain contact information and a short, one or two line biography, along with the artwork.
The contact information must include at least one of the following: home address, phone, or email address (preferably all of them). If you like, include your website URL so we can include it with your biography, if you are selected as a winner or runner-up.
Period From mid October 2009 — till December 1, 2009.
Artwork The artwork must be original and created specifically for this contest.
Formats accepted: Adobe Fireworks source file PNG, in vector format.
Submissions should be emailed to webmaster(at) with the following subject: “Wallpaper Contest — 2009
Converting Text to Paths Because every computer has a different set of fonts installed on it, you should never assume that the client has the particular font you used available. It is often illegal to deliver font files with your logo, so it is important that you convert all your text to paths, curves or outlines. This step will convert all fonts into a vector shape, and will not allow you to edit the text any further. In Adobe Fireworks, simply select the text you want to outline and go to Text > Convert to Paths.
Judging Criteria Creativity & Originality; Graphics skill
The judges A panel of judges will be selected. Each member will be part of the webdesign industry, fireworksgurus, Fireworks users and/or evangelists.
1st Prize $200,00 (payable through Paypal) + 1 copy of Adobe CS4 Web Premium + T-shirt. Additionally, Adobe we will invite the winner of the contest to work with the Adobe Developer Connection (Fireworks Developer Center) to write an article highlighting his/her inspiration and steps for creating the winning art.
If the winner declines this opportunity, the invitation would be extended to the runners up.
2nd Prize $100,00 (payable through Paypal) + Fireworks book + T-shirt
3rd Prize $50,00 (payable through Paypal) + Fireworks book + T-shirt
Prizes Prizes will be awarded to winners at the end of the competition’s period. The top 3 wallpapers will be published on Fireworks Zone.
Sponsors Adobe and Fireworks Zone sponsor this contest.
Downloads To participate, you will need to have installed Adobe Fireworks CS4 (earlier versions are acceptable, too).
If you do not own a retail version of Adobe Fireworks CS4, you can download a full-functional 30-days trial version from
(Windows and Mac versions are available).
We also strongly recommend to you to upgrade your Fireworks CS4 version with the latest update (, which can be downloaded from

If you have comments or questions, don’t hesitate to contact FWZ, which is organizing the contest!

In just two weeks, you could be the proud owner of Adobe CS4 Web Premium Suite — by simply creating a nice wallpaper in Fireworks!

So hurry up, as deadline for participants is December 1st, 2009!

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