MotionElements (http://www.motionelements.com), an online marketplace for royalty-free microstock has just announced its first ever After Effects templates online submission contest in the form of the Call for Motion Heroes Challenge.
The contest is open to all Motion Graphics Artists worldwide. The Call for Motion Heroes Challenge has a contest theme category on each of its iterations. Artists are invited to submit and publish qualified After Effects templates under this category to join the contest. Participants have a variety of ways to win on the contest such as being among the first to publish approved templates or having the most number of qualified/approved templates during the contest period.
Besides getting rewarded for winning submissions, all approved submissions are published to the MotionElements market. The Artists retains ownership of his/her template but gets 50-70% commissions for every sale of his template, effectively generating a passive source of income.
The contest was announced on 1 September 2013 and is ongoing. Submission period officially closes on 15 October 2013, and winners will be announced a week after.