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onsdag 11 juni 2014

Wallpapers! Vote for your favorite!

This post was written by Sogatori who has been a rock during this process. I want, before we continue to just have a massive High Five and "You rock!" sent to Sogatori for being such a stand-up dude during this entire process. 

The Wallpaper Contest!

We’re glad to announce that the contest has been a success with over 50 submitted wallpapers.
After the submission phase closed on June 6th, a jury of 3 (1 VDG member, 1 forum member and 1 plasma developer) selected their favourite wallpapers.
The submissions ranged from photographs to artwork. Those who want to take a look at all the submissions that didn’t make it into the finale can do so by looking at our deviantart group and this forum thread. It was no easy task to select the wallpapers for the finale, considering how many great submissions we received. We would like to take the chance again to thank everyone who has taken part in this contest. You are the people who make the KDE community what it is. It’s a pleasure to work with you all.

Now though it is time to move on to the next phase of the plan: The greater KDE community now has the chance to vote for their 3 favourite wallpapers out of the 15 nominees. The winning wallpapers will be shipped with the first release of Plasma Next. Additionally the creators of those 3 wallpapers will receive a copy of the book “Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual” by Timothy Samara, an excellent introduction to the basics of the world of design.
You can vote here. Simply rate the individual wallpapers on a basis of 1 to 5 stars, where 1 star is the worst and 5 stars the best rating, and submit your ballot by clicking the “submit ballot” button at the bottom.
The vote will end 2 weeks after this blogpost has been published.

(Jens Addendum: ok so if you want to talk about the wallpapers and not just vote - please do so in the community thread! The more talky-talky the better! Also, IF by chance on person gets two of the three highest votes one book will go to Number Four on the list (because what are you going to do with TWO books? Better to spread the love around)

6 kommentarer:

  1. what if we put all those wallpapers in plasma-next?

  2. Voted ! Cannot wait for KDE (frameworks) 5.

  3. Thanks for the link. Didn't vote as half of the images are my submissions and I forgot about them. Seems 2 of them in the final 3.

    Since I'm not a programmer or coder. Nice I can give something back to the world of Linux. And hope my images are enjoyed as wallpaper is always a good feeling. Tho they seemed to be snagged from my flickr account without me knowing they were selected for KDE Next. Half of them I wouldn't have submitted myself but each to their own tastes I guess.


    1. Den här kommentaren har tagits bort av skribenten.

    2. I'm disappointed that folks would submit stuff that is not their work despite explicit instructions to the contrary. Still if you don't mind that your work might be among the winners then yay!

      Still, it doesn't sit right with me the way it went down. Thanks for your graciousness. And I'm sure we'll do this again in the next several months. :-)