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HubSpot Themes Challenge 2020: Prize Announcements (Updated)

Prize Announcements

Note: Due to an entry being disqualified, this post was updated on December 18, 2020 with the revised list of winners.

On September 15, we launched our first themes hackathon with over $30,000 in cash prizes. Since that time, teams around the world have accepted the challenge to build website themes and list them in HubSpot's Asset Marketplace. After a rigorous scoring process involving nine separate judges, we are thrilled to announce the official results of the competition.

If you participated in this challenge, we recognize the tremendous effort that went into submitting an entry. Whether you win a prize or not, we hope that having an asset in the marketplace is a financially rewarding investment for your team.

Without further ado, here is an overview of the judging process, and a list of the prize winners.

Brief Overview of The Scoring Process

To keep this challenge as objective as possible while encouraging best practices, separate judging panels reviewed themes in three different categories:

Design & Usability
Comprehensiveness
Technical Optimization

Each panel included three separate judges (9 total). After reviewing themes, individual judges could award up to 25 points based on pre-set criteria. This means each theme could receive a maximum of 75 points per category and 225 points across all categories combined.

Scoring System

The theme that received the highest combined score across all judges and categories won the grand prize: Best Overall Theme. After that, the top two themes in each category won first and second place category prizes. For more details on the judging process and criteria used review this post.

Grand Prize Winner


Best Overall Theme

Scoring 185 out of 225 possible points across all three categories, the “Best Overall Theme” is: Power Theme

Power Theme HeroLearn more about this theme: 

View a live demo of Power Theme here

View the Power Theme marketplace listing here

View an overview video by the creator here:

 

Category Prize Winners


Best Designed Theme

Scoring 68 out of 75 possible points, the “Best Designed Theme” is: Master Theme

Master HeroLearn more about this theme: 

View a live demo of Master Theme here

View the Master Theme marketplace listing here

View an overview video by the creator here:


Second Best Designed Theme

Scoring 67 out of 75 possible points, the “Second Best Designed Theme” is: Growthplate

Growthplate HeroLearn more about this theme: 

View a live demo of Growthplate here

View the Growthplate marketplace listing here

View an overview video by the creator here:

 

Most Comprehensive Theme

Scoring 69 out of 75 possible points, the “Most Comprehensive Theme” is: Magazine Theme

Magazine HeroLearn more about this theme: 

View a live demo of Magazine Theme here

View the Magazine Theme marketplace listing here

View an overview video by the creator here:


Second Most Comprehensive Theme

Scoring 62 out of 75 possible points, the “Second Most Comprehensive Theme” is: Aurora Premium Pack.

Aurora Hero

Learn more about this theme: 

View a live demo of Aurora Theme here

View the Aurora Theme marketplace listing here


Most Comprehensive Category: Honorable Mention

While the Complete Website Theme by aStack did not win an official award, it came very close to doing so. We want to call out that it was an excellent entry scoring 61 out of 75 possible points in this category. 

aStack Hero

Learn more about this theme: 

View a live demo of this theme here

View the marketplace listing here

View an overview video by the creator here:

 

Most Technically Optimized Theme

Scoring 64 out of 75 possible points, the “Most Technically Optimized Theme” is: Epic ROI Theme

Epic Hero ImageLearn more about this theme: 

View a live demo of Epic ROI Theme here

View the marketplace listing for Epic ROI Theme here

View an overview video by the creator here:

 

Second Most Technically Optimized Theme

Scoring 63 out of 75 possible points, the “Second Most Technically Optimized Theme” is: MojoFlex Theme

MojoFlex HeroLearn more about this theme: 

View a live demo of MojoFlex Theme here

View the marketplace listing for MojoFlex Theme here

View an overview video by the creator here:


Bonus Prize Winners


Best Free Theme

Scoring 167 out of 225 possible points across all three categories, the “Best Free Theme” is: Buddy Theme

Budy Theme HeroLearn more about this theme: 

View a live demo of Buddy Theme here

View the marketplace listing for Buddy Theme here

View an overview video by the creator here:


Conclusion

This officially concludes the HubSpot Themes Challenge 2020. Special thanks to everyone who made this event happen, especially to the judges and asset marketplace team who worked many late hours. 

If you participated in this contest, even if you didn’t finish your entry, please help us improve by taking two minutes to complete this short hackathon survey. Then keep an eye out for future hackathons and events coming soon!

DISCLAIMER: This list is subject to change pending Sponsor’s verification process of all winners listed above.

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