Nov 18

Win a Share of $1,000+ in our Cinemagraph Contest

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:43 — julie

We’re running a Cinemagraph contest where we want you to create Cinemagraph images and we’ve got over $1,000 worth of prizes up for grabs courtesy of PayPal and Flixel!

What’s a Cinemagraph?

Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs. Cinemagraphs, typically published in an animated GIF format, can give the illusion that the viewer is watching a video.

Here are some great examples of cinemagraphs created by the pioneers of the cinemagraph format, Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg. Check out their Tumblr blog, Ann Street Studio to see much more of their amazing photography.

Cinemagraph by Ann Street Studio

Cinemagraph by Ann Street Studio

Cinemagraph by Ann Street Studio

How Do I Enter

    • Use your best creative powers to create a cinemagraph based on our theme: What makes you happy? It could be a person, a place, an object, or something you do.
    • Not sure how to create a cinemagraph? Check out our tutorial on Tuts+. You can also use software such Cinemagraph+ and Cinemagraph Pro from Flixel.
    • You may create a maximum of 3 entries.
    • Your entries must be 660px wide images in GIF format.
    • Before you enter, you must complete our registration form. This form will ask for your name, your Envato Market username, and your e-mail address associated with your PayPal account so that we can expedite prizes to all winners.
    • Post your GIFs in our official contest thread.
    • Entries must be submitted no later than 9am (CST/US) on December 8, 2014.
    • See full terms and conditions below.

What Can I Win?

We have some amazing prizes up for grabs! A big thank you to our generous prize sponsors of this event: PayPal have very graciously donated $750 (deposited into your PayPal account) and we’ve also got 3 copies of Flixel’s Cinemagraph Pro (valued at $99 per copy) to give away, which incidentally won a 2014 Apple Design Award.

Thank you to our sponsors of this event, PayPal and Flixel

    • Grand Prize
      • $500 PayPal prize (deposited into your PayPal account)
      • Flixel Cinemagraph Pro (for Mac)
      • Won a Contest community badge
    • Runner-up
      • $200 PayPal prize (deposited into your PayPal account)
      • Flixel Cinemagraph Pro (for Mac)
    • 3rd place
      • $50 PayPal prize (deposited into your PayPal account)
      • Flixel Cinemagraph Pro (for Mac)

High Resolution Cinemagraphs from Flixel

If you’re wondering what Cinemagraph Pro can create, take a look at some of the incredible, high resolution examples it can produce (click each image to jump to the full size version):


Envato staff will select and announce all winners on December 12, 2014 via the Envato Market blog. Judges will be looking for a combination of creativity, originality, and technical execution. All entries should be based on our theme - “What makes you happy?”

Terms & Conditions

We’re Envato – the promoter of this competition, and these are our promo terms – please read them!

  • All community members are eligible to enter so long as they are over 13 years of age. If you’re under 18 please get your parent or guardian’s permission to enter.
  • Anyone who enters must complete our entry form and provide a valid PayPal email address. The email address must be the same one that you use to access your PayPal account.
  • Envato staff may enter but are not eligible for any prizes.
  • Each community member may submit a maximum of 3 entries during the contest period.
  • All entries must be posted to our official contest thread prior to 9am CST (US) on December 8, 2014. No entries will be accepted after that time.
  • Winners must have a valid PayPal account in good standing to receive a prize. Prizes are not transferable in any way.
  • The promotion will be judged by a panel of judges from Envato. All decisions made about this promotion by the judges and the promoter are final.
  • Winners will be announced by December 12, 2014 and individual winners will be contacted via e-mail.
  • Entrants may only win a total of one prize.
  • The prizes are: $500 to be deposited into your PayPal account for the Grand Prize Winner, Flixel Cinemagraph Pro (Mac), and a ‘Won a Competition” community badge. $200 to be deposited into your PayPal account for the runner-up and Flixel Cinemagraph Pro (Mac). $50 to be deposited into your PayPal account and Flixel Cinemagraph Pro (Mac) for third place. We will contact all winners via e-mail to confirm you have won. We will then inform PayPal of your e-mail address that is linked to your PayPal account. If your PayPal address is valid and in good standing, we will then deposit your prize money into your PayPal account.
  • You grant us an ongoing worldwide, royalty-free non-exclusive license to use your entry for the purposes of managing this promotion, for any promotional activity we do.
  • We’ll only use your information for the purposes of managing and administering this promotion – you can’t enter without giving us some information so we know who wins and how to get a prize to you! Please see our privacy policy for more information about how we deal with personal information.
  • Play fair! We reserve the right not to award prizes, to disqualify entrants, and to discontinue a contest if there is any illegal or fraudulent behaviour and also to cancel the promotion if there are any circumstances that mean the promotion can’t be run as planned, this includes technical issues, hacking, natural disasters and anything else beyond our control.
  • This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer or coupon.
  • Entrants are responsible for meeting any tax obligations that come up as a result of this promotion.
  • You promise to us that any information that you give given to us is true and correct and your entry is your own original creation and work, and does not infringe the rights (including copyright) of any other person. You promise to indemnify us in relation to any loss or damage resulting from any breach of this promise whether it is on purpose or not.
  • PayPal is not responsible for the promotions offered by Envato Pty Ltd and you should read the Terms & Conditions carefully before you take part in this promotion. The PayPal service is provided by PayPal Australia Pty Limited (ABN 93 111 195 389) which holds an Australian Financial Services Licence, number 304962. Before deciding to sign-up for or use the PayPal service you should consider the Combined Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure Statement, available at

Quick Summary

  1. Read our rules and terms and conditions (above).
  2. Complete our registration form (required).
  3. Create / submit upto 3 cinemagraphs, make sure they have a width of 660px.
  4. Post your entries in our official contest forum thread.
  5. Get your entries in by December 8. Winners announced on December 12!

Good luck!

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