With all the ups and downs of past WordPress theme competitions people are asking themselves when we are going to have another great one like the ones held by Alex King. Well, Thomas, from The Undersigned is hoping to make that happen, and in my nosey reporter mode, I went to hunt down more details about what is going to happen with his long mentioned theme competition.
It seems like the competition could be waiting for the big release of WordPress 2.1 and the buzz that such a release would create. New themes, for a pretty new and upgraded WordPress. There is still no word yet on when WordPress 2.1 will be finalized and sent out into the world, but I think they are getting close fast.
Anyone know when the next major Jazz related event in history comes up, as Matt Mullenweg loves to time his releases for such events.
Another bit of information I have been able to find out, and this is only a rumor as of now, but it seems like the contest could be fully backed and supported by Automattic, the company that Matt created for WordPress, bbpress, Akismet, among other things, which would mean that there would be an air of security and professionalism as well as support from the developers, that no other contest has seen.
I don’t know about you, but I look forward to this new contest, and hope that the rules created live up to what Thomas has said before.
Only new themes can be submitted, only themes not based on a previously released themes (K2 mods etc) will be accepted, and semantic code and cross browser capable themes will be weighed a lot to.
Keep checking back at The Undersigned for any more details that come up, hopefully we will hear more on this soon.