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Announcing the Winners of Our Template Design Contest!

Posted By Rebekah Henson On May 30, 2012 @ 8:08 am In Email Marketing | 4 Comments

We gave you new drag-and-drop message editors for broadcast [1] and follow up [2] messages. Then we invited graphic designers to create new templates to use in our new editor.

We received several submissions to our email template design contest [3] and we’re ready to reveal the winners! All three winning templates are available both in AWeber accounts (in the email template library) and as HTML code that you can download to use anywhere you’d like.

Without further ado, let’s meet our winning designers and their templates!

Third Place: Scott Braun


Download the HTML [5]

Our third place design comes from Scott Braun of Krazed Kat Creative [6].

Scott says that this “soothing yet playful” theme “would make a quite attractive newsletter” for a small business to send to their subscribers.

According to Scott, this template’s best feature is “the sense of well being it exhibits” to “invite business with the power of positive.” Give your newsletters a positive spin by downloading the template from the link on the right.

Second Place: Keni Thomas


Download the HTML [8]

Keni Thomas [9], a graphic designer from Philadelphia, is our second place winner. His template is perfect for a “quick snippet broadcast” with the most vital information up top and links to past content readers may have missed at the bottom.

“The thought process behind this template was to create something that could house many offers or articles in one bite-sized email,” Keni says. A business could announce their current sale at the top, and link to past sales with the buttons included at the bottom.

Grand Prize Winner: Alex Henken


Download the HTML [11]

And the grand prize goes to (drumroll, please…) Alex Henken [12], who has been coding and designing emails for about 14 years.

Alex’s approach to this template was to keep things simple, modern and versatile. “When I approach a new template design,” he says, “simplicity is always key.” That’s because not all email clients will display a template the same way. The simpler the template and the simpler its coding, the better your message will look across the board. “It was my goal to design the template around very basic HTML principles that I absolutely know will work cross-client, while still boasting a clean and modern aesthetic.”

Alex designed the winning template to fit any business’s content needs, and makes it easy to organize any offers, articles or other content you have. “Regardless of who you are or what your business aims to achieve,” Alex says, “this template is ready to go, requiring very little customization from the end user.” It’s built for fresh, easy design that showcases your important information.

You can find Alex’s template in our template library if you’re using the new message editor. Not an AWeber customer? Don’t worry, you can still get your hands on this template by clicking the download link on the right.

Which One Will You Use?

Which winning template is your favorite? How do you see your own business using these templates? Don’t forget to check out all the other templates available [13] in the new drag-and-drop message editor!

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[1] broadcast: http://www.aweber.com/blog/email-marketing/drag-and-drop-email-design-its-here.htm

[2] follow up: http://www.aweber.com/blog/email-marketing/drag-it-drop-it-done.htm

[3] email template design contest: http://www.aweber.com/blog/email-marketing/email-template-contest.htm

[4] Image: http://www.aweber.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/screen3.jpg

[5] Download the HTML: http://www.aweber.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/its-spring-1.zip

[6] Krazed Kat Creative: http://www.krazedkat.com

[7] Image: http://www.aweber.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/screen1.jpg

[8] Download the HTML: http://www.aweber.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Todays-Special.zip

[9] Keni Thomas: http://kenithomas.wordpress.com/

[10] Image: http://www.aweber.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/screen2.jpg

[11] Download the HTML: http://www.aweber.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/freshidea.zip

[12] Alex Henken: http://www.alexhenken.com/

[13] all the other templates available: http://www.aweber.com/email-template-gallery.htm

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