As some of you have asked, we have decided to start a wallpaper contest. We’ll give you two months to send your proposals (so deadline is May the 25th).
We (Antergos devs) will make a first cut, then it will be you who will choose the best images that will be included in our iso and added to our antergos-wallpapers package (so they will be added as default wallpaper images to our distro). All creators names will be added in the antergos-wallpapers package.
The number of chosen images will depend on the number of submissions as well as their quality.
Submissions must adhere to the Creative Commons ShareAlike 4.0 license.
Note: We think this type of license will give us freedom to add the wallpapers to our distribution. We’re open to choose another type of license, though.
We’ve created a flickr group for you to send your submissions:
Our contest rules:
It is important to note Antergos is shipped to users from every part of the globe. Your images should be considerate of this diversity and refrain from the following.
No brand names or trademarks of any kind.
No illustrations some may consider inappropriate, offensive, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous.
No sexually explicit or provocative images.
No images of weapons or violence.
No alcohol, tobacco, or drug use imagery.
No designs which promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against groups or individuals; or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
No religious, political, or nationalist imagery.
Your image should strive for subtlety and poetry.
Regardless of the role or inspiration, the desired result of the successful submissions will render feelings which may be described as light, bright, or cheerful.
Avoid high frequency images. ( A soft focus is one way to achieve this )
As the name suggests, visually, it should settle into the “background” of the activity scene.
Design should (but it is not mandatory) accommodate GNOME Shell top bar.
The final dimension should be 2560 x 1600 pixels.
Avoid text, it calls for attention too much and will likely look bad when scaled. Plus it can’t be translated easily.
Be careful with small patterns, they might become uneven when scaled.
Consider how the wallpaper will interact with the panels, icons and windows.
Show restraint in your use of color tone and contrast. The wallpaper sets the scene for other elements, it is not the main act.
P.S. This is the first time we open a contest like this one. Please, feel free to give your point of view, we are open to suggestions.