10 Sep

[Results] Community wallpaper contest

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The results are in!

I’d like to start with addressing some of the issues with running this type of contest. We try to communicate the rules for this contest as clearly as possible, for example, you cannot even join the Flickr group without accepting the rules. However, we cannot force people to read terms and conditions, so we try to warn contestants if they aren’t following the rules in order for them to correct their submission before deadline. Unfortunately we cannot force people to read their emails either, so we always have a few popular submissions that get disqualified. This contest was no different, we’ve had a few problems with wallpaper sizes and of course — licensing issues. 
With that being said, full contest results can be seen here, and down below are the five wallpapers that will be included in Lubuntu 14.10, a big congratulations to you all:
 Sunset Over Lake by Andrei Daniel Ticlean
 Turn Back by Kari Wagner
 Void by Marxco
 DragonFly4 by Earl Lunt
 Colori D’autunno by Quellicol1000
I would also like to thank our friend Guillaume at Picompete for helping us host this contest. He’s been helping us for years now, and we really appreciate everything he’s done for us. It’s a trustworthy service that we really recommend if you wish to host similar contests like this. Guillaume is also a big fan of open source and Linux, and he has offered to help other distributions if they ever need to host a poll.
http://picompete.com/contest/1441/lubuntu-14-10-community-wallpaper-contest/
24 Aug

Community wallpaper contest

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It’s that time of year when Lubuntu asks the community to contribute an artistic touch to the distribution.

We know… We’re late… But here we go again!

Please feel free to join us at Flickr and upload your favourite creation, that’s right, one submission per user this time.

Submissions are accepted until 4th September 23:59:59 UTC+01:00, and the polls will open shortly after that. The polls will be open until 9th September, and the top five wallpapers will be included by default in Lubuntu Utopic Unicorn.

Please make sure to follow the rules, as failing to do so will get you disqualified.

Again, sorry for the late announcement. We actually had another concept in mind for this release, but unfortunately it will have to wait.

Good luck to all contestants and please help us spread the word :).

11 Mar

[Results] Community wallpaper contest

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The results are in and the winners are… or rather, the winner is:

Cleide Isabel! She managed to grab the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place with her photos: ‘Vista Do Fitz Roy’, ‘Vale’, ‘Arvore’, ‘Daisie’ and ‘Copan02’.

http://picompete.com/contest/results/1311/lubuntu-14-04-community-wallpaper-contest/

Congratulations! Full results and statistics can be viewed over at Picompete by clicking here.

A big thank you goes out to Guillaume (the owner of Picompete) who once again helped us host our community contest. Guillaume is not only a supporter of Lubuntu but also a supporter of open source, and he welcomes other open source projects to use his service free of charge.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest by either submitting wallpapers or voting. We really enjoy letting you all be a part of Lubuntu in some way and that’s why we do this contest. Thank you all for your continued support!

06 Mar

Ubuntu community survey 2014

Another year, our fellow (and Ubuntu member) Nathan Heafner prepared the Ubuntu community survey, a simple and quick test  (no more than 2 minutes, trust me) whose results will help a lot to the entire community of those (like us!) who make Ubuntu and its flavours more secure, useable and beautiful. You’ll be asked about your preferred desktop (I’m sure it’s LXDE for Lubuntu), web browser, if you prefer using a mail client or not, if you want a startup sound, etc.

Please, feel free to answer these questions here.

03 Mar

[Poll] Community wallpaper contest

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Ladies and gentlemen, cast your votes!

The poll that will decide our additional wallpapers for Trusty Tahr is now up and running. To cast your vote head here and choose your five favorite wallpapers.

The poll will continue until March 11th, and the top five contributions
will be included in Lubuntu 14.04 and packaged into the Ubuntu
repositories.

 Spread the word and good luck to all contestants!

http://picompete.com/contest/1311/lubuntu-14-04-community-wallpaper-contest/
15 Feb

Trusty Tahr artwork last sprint

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We’re about to “freeze” the artwork for this upcoming release, the Trusty Tahr. In a few days we’ll present the Community Wallpaper Contest so anybody should upload his own creation.

You can read here all the details of this artwork release. Also, I will upgrade the download links in this blog (sorry, can’t handle everything so fast) so other Linux (not Ubuntu) may use it. More information to come. Stay tuned!

12 Mar

Community wallpaper contest results

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Alexander Andjelkovic, from the Lubuntu Artwork Team, announced the results of the Community Wallpaper Contest for the 13.04 release of Lubuntu. The results for our wallpapers contest are in, and can be viewed in detail at Picomp.

The winners are:

1. ‘nature’ by wakarii (80 Votes)
2. ‘Frost Glas’ by Tylana (74 Votes)
3. ‘Simple. Fast. Lubuntu.’ by Julian Fernandes (72 Votes)
4. ‘Squares’ by Ray O Sullivan (71 Votes)
5. ‘Fish 2’ by AmmarkoV (66 Votes)

If you want to download any of these finalists or whatever in this contest you’ll need to go to the Flickr pool.