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Movable Type Theme Contest

By Jun Kaneko
Posted June 14, 2010, in MT5.

We invite you to enter the Movable Type Theme Contest 2010. Movable Type 5 allows you to create and share your innovative web designs by creating a single theme file. There are thousands of beautiful websites built upon Movable Type 5 already, and now it's time to show off and share your achievements !


The winners of the contest will be determined by the contest judges. The winners will receive:

  • 1st place : Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium
  • 2nd place : iPad Wi-Fi (16GB)


In order to participate, please observe the following rules:

  • Convert your original, beautiful web design to a Movable Type 5 Theme,
  • Read this tutorial and the technical details,
  • Make sure that the theme can be installed and applied correctly on the latest version of Movable Type 5,
  • Make sure that the design looks good in modern browsers (Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3.6+, Safari 4+, etc.),
  • Make a theme file available for downloading in the .zip format,
  • Demonstrate your design at the online demo site,
  • Select a distribution license of your theme,
  • Note any plugins that are required to utilize your theme.

Deadline and Schedule

We will accept your application until the September 9, 2010. The winners will be announced at the end of October. Please submit your theme on the following form:

The Movable Type Theme Contest has an official twitter account. You will probably see a lot of tweets in Japanese since this contest is also a part of Movable Type Conference in Tokyo held on July 31st. But our English-speaking members will be answering your questions.

We look forward to seeing your great themes!



Kim Strosky

Kim Strosky on July 19, 2012, 2:33 a.m. Reply

Are you going to make new contest similar to this one?


Racquel on July 31, 2012, 9:53 a.m. Reply

Where we can see the winners themes?


alteril on September 5, 2012, 2:57 a.m. Reply

A friend of mine has put together some really good MT themes, it would be great if we could check out what the people who entered came up with.

Carmen Jones

Carmen Jones on September 10, 2012, 6:12 a.m. Reply

Where can I find a betting or a gambling theme for Moveable type 5.2?

George Coen

George Coen on October 19, 2012, 2:49 a.m. Reply

I vote for Tim Apnel’s site. It has stylish and clean design.

Craig Chopra

Craig Chopra on October 24, 2012, 3:52 a.m. Reply

I want to participate in such competition. When are you going to make another one? I believe I have a very good chances to win the price :)

Viktor Carembew

Viktor Carembew on November 12, 2012, 7:27 a.m. Reply

Make another competition. I want to participate too :) No worries about the prizes. The fact that your design is among or the best would be enough.

Peter Peterson

Peter Peterson on November 28, 2012, 4:50 a.m. Reply

It is useless to put such news on the site and never update it with the information who was the winner and where we can see his or hers design. I am really curious to see that design.

tai-iwin moi nhat

tai-iwin moi nhat on December 17, 2012, 8:10 p.m. Reply

This article has many benefits for me, very happy for that.We hope you will have many items or more. Thanks