The Form Design Contest Starts Today: 7 Reasons Why You Should Join

The web is no stranger to design contests. These can be great for designers to earn prizes and get their work noticed. We’re launching a design contest to send 2014 out in style. Beyond having the upward potential of winning, there are numerous reasons to join the fun. Some might participate as an excuse to do a project for their portfolio. Others may be curious to see what all the excitement is about with our new Form Designer. Others still may have some spare time during the holidays. Here’s a full list of reasons to submit your best form design in the Jotform Web Form Design Contest.

1. Win a Cash Prize

The top prize is $7,500, with category prizes of $500 each.

2. Win Additional Prizes

We’ve partnered with a growing number of vendors who will offer their products or services to winners and/or applicants.

3. Learn our new Form Design Tool

Why would anyone care to learn a form design tool? Recall the last time you designed a form in your favorite design tool. Now envision clicking on said form? Nothing happens, because it’s an image file. Jotform’s core service is a form builder, and our design tool sits on top of it. By mastering our design tool not only do you get attractive forms, but they also work. It can match any website theme or look and feel that you like. Stores can be set up and integrated with your payment portal of choice. Contact info can be collected for mailing lists, job applications- just about anything. And with the advent of our new design tool, it looks however you want it to. In short, it will save you time and money with future clients. Our most basic package is fully functional, and free.

4. Sell designs in the Theme Store

As of this writing, the Theme Store is nothing more than an internal secret that I just spilled. Oops. Users will be able to design themes, set a price, and sell them to others. Of our ~5 million forms that have been built, ~30 percent have used themes. Mind you, these themes were built by CSS mavens. The new Form Designer allows and facilitates CSS trickery, but it’s main value is being able to match the design using the design interface. Users can point and click their way to the design of their choice. The designs are mobile ready by default, which always makes clients happy.

5. Notable Judges

Our list of judges is comprised of people from well-known companies, authors, editors, and internet enthusiasts. It can fun and rewarding, to have your work evaluated by heavy influencers in the web design world.

6. Nice Addition to your Portfolio

No one will know you created the form with our drag and drop form builder and point and click form designer. But it will look just as good. Attractive portfolio pieces help get jobs and clients.

7. Avoid Thanksgiving Craziness 🙂

The contest itself starts Tuesday, Nov. 4 and runs through Thursday, Dec. 4. Need a break from the relatives during Thanksgiving? Throw together a design. It doesn’t take long and can be a nice break from the excitement. There’s never a better time to join the Jotform family. Our world class form builder, now coupled with the most advanced form designer available, gives web designers and developers the tools they need to build forms for their sites. The contest gives users a chance to win, while learning a tool that will make them more successful with their clients. Join us! We’re looking forward to seeing your designs.

Aytekin Tank is the founder and CEO of Jotform and the bestselling author of Automate Your Busywork. A developer by trade but a storyteller by heart, he writes about his journey as an entrepreneur and shares advice for other startups. He loves to hear from Jotform users. You can reach Aytekin from his official website

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