Linux at 21: A new Linux Foundation t-shirt contest

Linux at 21: A new Linux Foundation t-shirt contest

Summary: Got design chops? Love Linux? Want to go to LinuxCon in San Diego or Barcelona, Spain later this year on the Linux Foundation's dime? Read on.

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Here's last year's winning t-shirt design.

The Linux Foundation, in honor of Linux's 21st birthday is having another t-shirt competition. So, if you really love Linux, can make cool t-shirt designs (That leaves me right out), then this contest is for you!

This year the theme is "Inspired by Linux" and calls on people from around the world to create a design with that in mind.

You can find the complete rules here, but to cut to the chase, it needs to be an original design.

It has to be in a file that can be no larger “than 640x480 (.jpg, .png, .gif) and must be under 1MB in size. The winner will be required to provide a vectorized version (.svg, .eps, .pdf) of their design to print on the T-shirt.  It may be in any colors you like.”

In addition, “In your description, please tell us how Linux inspires you and explain the inspiration behind the design. The design can depict literally or figuratively the events or ideas that get you pumped up for Linux. Let Linux be your muse.”

For some added inspiration, here's the Inspired by Linux video:

You have until June 8, 2012 at 11:55 PM Pacific Time to get your designs in so get cracking!

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  • Linux at 21: A new Linux Foundation t-shirt contest

    Remember what a flop this contest was last time they tried it? Me too. If they want to run a contest they should run one where the contestants compete to try to make linux actually usable. They can judge on UI design, overall friendliness, security, the most bugs squashed. These are the major improvements linux will need if its ever going to make it in the real world. Sorry but a t-shirt just doesn't cut it and they will soon find this out when developers turn their backs to this contest.
    Loverock Davidson-
  • Linux Foundation's dime?

    [i]Want to go to LinuxCon in San Diego or Barcelona, Spain later this year on the Linux Foundation???s dime?[/i]

    I would feel too guilty taking half their money.
    toddbottom3
  • Linux at 21: A new Linux Foundation t-shirt contest

    Kudos Linux Foundation
    daikon
  • The joy of contests

    I'm sure the foundation will pick a winning entry that reflects the judges view of the image they'd like to present to the world.

    Yet,

    Once the judges have spoken, no one will be satisfied. Just a normal thing and not limited to Linux either.

    All I can say is, good luck with the judging, ignore the pundits and push forward. You can't please everyone.

    I hate contests like this. The judges always lose.
    Cynical99