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Design a cool MX-3000 layout... and you could win $5,000!

Universal Remote Control Inc. MX-3000
Universal Remote Control Inc.

I would like to congratulate everyone who entered the Universal Remote Control Inc. MX-3000 Design Contest! Our judges have been slaving away for weeks over a hot remote, determining the best and most creative designs from the plethora of entries. Finally, we can step back and survey the results... and you’ll find them on this page!

But first, before we get to the winners, a little bit about the contest. Everyone was tasked with creating an original color graphical layout in Universal Remote Control Inc.’s MX Editor software package. The Grand Prize winner would be evaluated on many aspects, including originality (how unique the design and graphics are), layout (button placement and ergonomics) and quality (overall “fit and finish” of the file). Second prize winners would be awarded unique recognition for their work, such as categories for “Originality”, “Best Animation”, “Best Use of Sound”, “Funniest” etc.

The goal? $5,000 cash, an MX-3000 color touchscreen remote control, plus the MRF-300 multi-zone basestation for the grand prize winner, total value of $6,198. Ten second place winners each receive an MX-3000 and MRF-300 valued at $1,198 – all prizes provide by Universal Remote Control Inc.!

The submission stage of this contest ran from February 1st, 2005 to May 1st, 2005. The full original contest rules can also be viewed.

And now what you’ve all been waiting for... the winners!


Test Patternz

Star Frontier


The Grand Prize winner is Robbie Clark, who wins $5,000 cash, an MX-3000 and MRF-300!

Robbie Clark's "Test Patternz" is officially awarded the Grand Prize, but we felt that his trio of entries should be collectively showcased here for their attractive, entertaining and witty nature! The judges all liked his entry #1, "Test Patternz", but several liked #2, "Star Frontier" as well, plus everyone’s children voted for #3, "Bubblez". We think Robbie’s a creative genius! We hope that his daughter enjoys the taste of the MX-3000 as well as her other remotes (and of course her new college fund)!

Alphabetically by author name.

Metal MX-3000

Dave Beck wins an MX-3000 and MRF-300!

Elaborate and impressive graphics. Clean, machine-like images delight the user.

Black & Blue

Noel Blackman wins an MX-3000 and MRF-300!

The best Main Menu, and a very attractive look throughout.

Simplified Elegance

Stephen Bond wins an MX-3000 and MRF-300!

This configuration could be the custom installer’s best friend! It's very easily customized and looks great on the actual MX-3000.


Mark Cherry wins an MX-3000 and MRF-300!

Lots of interesting and colorful animation in this activity-based configuration.


Timothy Dieffenbaugher wins an MX-3000 and MRF-300!

This enthusiastic configuration promotes the owner's enthusiasm for his car (at least we hope he owns the car)!


Sean Flanagan wins an MX-3000 and MRF-300!

Quick navigation and a great look for this comprehensive user interface.


Andrew Fox wins an MX-3000 and MRF-300!

Mesmerizing blue buttons with a clean attractive look and easy ergonomics.


André du Fresne wins an MX-3000 and MRF-300!

NOW AVAILABLE! An impressive tour-de-force of variable use. André created beautiful, stunning animations in this unique configuration.

Movie Mania

Brad Griffin wins an MX-3000 and MRF-300!

Most imaginative use of sound and lots of fun animations.

...And The Kitchen Sink

Andrew Logie wins an MX-3000 and MRF-300!

NOW AVAILABLE! Vibrant colors and easy to find and use, this configuration is a winner.

You'll need to download and install the latest version of MX Editor to view these files.

That's not all folks! There are a lot more MX-3000 contest entries to check out!

View and download all 41 entries from our file areaNext Page

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