Deke's Techniques: Prizes and Patrons

Welcome to Deke's Techniques: The Challenge, in which contestants compete to win a Treasure Trove amounting to more than $27,000 in software, gear, coveted subscriptions, and gift cards.

Our terrific sponsors for Deke's Techniques: The Challenge

Over the course of all three contests, there will be a total of 7 finalists and 3 Grand Prize winners. Check out our sponsors and the list of prizes for each category below. And good luck with your video technique!

Our terrific prizes:

Adobe Wacom Intuos Large prize 3
Adobe Creative Suite 6
Design & Web Premium 

Adobe's Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium Includes: Photoshop CS6 Extended, Illustrator CS6, InDesign CS6, Dreamweaver CS6, Flash Professional CS6, Fireworks CS6, Acrobat X Pro, Bridge CS6, Media Encoder CS6.
Wacom Intuos 5 Touch Professional Pen Tablets
Wacom Intuos: The ideal choice for professionals and anyone with a serious creative passion in photography, art or design.
lynda.com Online Training Memberships
lynda.com helps anyone learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Members receive unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials.
Fotolia 6-Month
Subscriptions

Fotolia is devoted to offering affordable creative imagery--including millions of royalty-free images, vectors, illustrations and video footage clips. Win 25 downloads per day or 50 per month.
Alien Skin Software
Alien Skin Software makes Photoshop plug-ins for photographers and graphic designers. Advanced math and cutting edge research is distilled into simple tools that render beautiful pictures.
TechSmith
New Camtasia Studio 8: With the new generation of Camtasia Studio, you’ll be able to easily produce interactive, professional, and creative videos faster.
   
onOne Software
Perfect Photo Suite 6.1 is the fastest and easiest way to retouch, stylize, enhance, finish, and enlarge images. Works with Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture or standalone.
The Official Deke's
Techniques
Laptop Sleeve
A limited-edition cozy for your favorite mobile device with Deke's own branded design. It bears the immortal words: "Make the world a better place, create cool stuff."
Deke's Techniques: The Challenge Poster
A collectible artifact commemorating the contest, on recycled matte measuring 12.5 by 17.5 inches. Autographed.
     
dekeOnline's gift to Grand Prize winners and Finalists 
Grand prize winners receive a $500 gift card and finalists receive a $100 gift card for some shopping fun on Amazon.com.
Astute Graphics
Innovation to match your creativity from Astute Graphics, including the Illustrator award-winning plug-ins VectorScribe, DrawScribe, Phantasm: CS, and SubScribe.
 

Anything Goes Grand Prize Package
Over $6,800 in Value:

  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium
  • Wacom Intuos Large Pen Tablet
  • lynda.com Online Software Training: Annual Subscription
  • Fotolia Daily Subscription for 6 Months, 25 Downloads per Day
  • TechSmith: New Camtasia Studio 8 for PC or Mac
  • OnOne Software Perfect Photo Suite 6
  • Alien Skin Software: Exposure, Blow Up 3, Snap Art 3, Bokeh 2, Image Doctor 2, EyeCandy 6
  • Astute Graphics: VectorScribe Studio and Phantasm CS Publisher
  • The Insanely Cool Deke's Techniques Laptop Sleeve
  • Deke's Techniques: The Challenge Autographed Poster
  • $500 Amazon gift card from dekeOnline

The Photoshop & Illustrator Challenge Grand Prize Package
Over $6,300 in Value:

  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium
  • Wacom Intuos Medium Pen Tablet
  • lynda.com Online Software Training: Annual Subscription
  • Fotolia Daily Subscription for 6 Months, 25 Downloads per Day
  • TechSmith: New Camtasia Studio 8 for PC or Mac
  • OnOne Software Perfect Photo Suite 6
  • Alien Skin Software: Exposure, Blow Up 3, Snap Art 3, Bokeh 2, Image Doctor 2, EyeCandy 6
  • For Illustrator Challenge Only from Astute Graphics: VectorScribe Studio and Phantasm CS Publisher
  • The Insanely Cool Deke's Techniques Laptop Sleeve
  • Deke's Techniques: The Challenge Autographed Poster
  • $500 Amazon gift card from dekeOnline

 Finalist Prize Packages for Each Category
Over $1,100 in Value:

  • Fotolia Daily Subscription for 6 Months, 50 Downloads per Month
  • lynda.com Online Software Training: One Month Subscription
  • TechSmith: New Camtasia Studio 8 for PC or Mac
  • OnOne Software Perfect Effects
  • Alien Skin Software: Eye Candy 6
  • Astute Graphics for Illustrator & Anything Goes Finalists: DrawScribe Designer
  • The Insanely Cool Deke's Techniques Laptop Sleeve
  • Deke's Techniques: The Challenge Autographed Poster
  • $100 Amazon gift card from dekeOnline