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ScaleNine.com is proud to present the ScaleNine "Skin to Win Challenge", sponsored by Adobe and EffectiveUI.

We're looking for the best themes for Adobe® Flex™ and we've got some great prizes to give away to the top three entries - including a Macbook AIR, tickets to Adobe MAX and Adobe software!

If you haven't created any skins yet for Flex this contest is a great way to get up to speed on using Adobe Creative Suite 3 and Flex Builder to customize Flex and AIR applications. If you're already a skinning expert then this contest provides you with an opportunity to win some great prizes, get recognized within the Flex community and get your theme featured on ScaleNine.com!

Be sure to check out the full list of prizes, the judging criteria and contest rules, then get skinning and submit your entry! The contest closes on Friday, October 10th, 2008, with winners announced by Friday, October 17th, 2008.

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General Rules

This contest is all about creating a custom theme for Flex. Here's a general list of rules to go by. For the full run-down, be sure to read the Terms & Conditions.

  • Entries must be completely unique. Judges will be looking at level of creativity, quality of execution and completeness.
  • If you already have a theme featured on ScaleNine.com, you can enter it into the contest, but it must be compatible with Flex 3.
  • You can enter as many themes as you like.
  • Entries must be compatible with Flex 3.
  • All submissions will be shared through ScaleNine.com.
  • Entries must be received by Friday, October 10th, 2008 at 11:59pm EDT.

Prizes

First Place

The winner of first place will receive:

(1) MacBook Air laptop with Solid State Drive (SSD)
(1) Ticket to Adobe MAX 2008 - Europe or North America
A feature on Adobe Developer Connection
(1) copy of Adobe Flex™ Builder™ 3 for Mac or Windows
(1) copy of Adobe Creative Suite® 3 Master Collection for Mac or Windows.
Second Place

The winner of second place will receive:

(1) Ticket to Adobe MAX 2008 - Europe or North America
(1) copy of Adobe Flex™ Builder™ 3 for Mac or Windows
(1) copy of Adobe Creative Suite® 3 Master Collection for Mac or Windows.
Third Place

The winner of third place will receive:

(1) copy of Adobe Flex™ Builder™ 3 for Mac or Windows
(1) copy of Adobe Creative Suite® 3 Web Premium for Mac or Windows.
Spot Prizes

The judges will award additional spot prizes to non-winning entries that they believe deserve particular recognition for effort. Each spot prize winner will receive a copy of Adobe Flex™ Builder™ 3 Professional.

*See the official rules for prize details.

Judging

Below is the criteria used to judge the winning entry, as well as the list of judges who will pick the winners:

Judging Criteria
Visual Design of Flex theme (50%)
Overall quality and completeness of Flex theme (25%)
Innovation or uniqueness of Flex theme (25%)

We’ve chosen experts from Adobe and EffectiveUI to pick the winners. The judges are as follows:

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Sponsors

Thanks to the following sponsors for their generous support: