[ubuntu-art] Count down banner design contest

Matthew Nuzum matthew.nuzum at canonical.com
Fri Apr 1 19:22:28 UTC 2011

Just a short reminder, we'll be picking a winner mid-morning (UK time) on
Monday! This is your last week to submit an entry. If yours is selected
we'll contact you later on Monday to let you know. Please make sure I know
how to contact you!

What to expect if yours is a winner:
 * We may have some minor tweaks to your design, for example if a logo is
used improperly or text needs changed
 * We'll want a full set of images
 * Ideally, ready to be published by Friday!

Keep the great contributions coming, I'm very pleased with what I've seen so
far and the decision will be tough. ;-)

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 11:28 AM, Matthew Nuzum <matthew.nuzum at canonical.com
> wrote:

> *Ubuntu 11.04 is just around the corner!*
> As in the past, we'd like to create a new countdown banner to share across
> the web. If you would like to make a highly visible contribution to Ubuntu,
> this is your chance.
> Just shortly after the Beta launch we'd like to launch a new countdown
> banner that says something like "28 more days until Ubuntu 11.04" Each day
> the banner will decrease by one until the release day, April 28th. On the
> 28th it will say something like "It's almost here" (or similar. Then when we
> do the release the slide will change to "it's here!"
> *How can you help?*
> Create a graphic representing what you think the countdown should look
> like. It is not necessary to create an entire set of images. Instead, do a
> couple to demonstrate your idea. The community and Canonical staff will
> choose the official banners and maybe give some guidance in case a change is
> needed to polish it up. Lets aim to *get submissions in by Monday, April
> 4th*. But don't wait until the end, release early, release often, so they
> say.
> *Guidelines*
> Detailed here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Website/NattyCountdownBanner but in
> essence:
> 180px wide by 150px high. No PHP or flash. We'd like to make a static,
> plain image available but if the community would like to make an animated or
> interactive, iframe based image using js and static content we will gladly
> consider it. The community seems to have enjoyed the animated banner from
> the 9.04 release cycle. (I know I did)
> Starting at the point of Beta Ubuntu changes from the code name of "Natty
> Narwhal" to "Ubuntu 11.04" it would probably be inappropriate to
> over-emphasize narwhal graphics.
> We have some other opportunities to contribute. If you would like to make a
> Facebook app, that would be awesome, ours is now out-dated. We could do
> more! Also, I think it would be great to design an Android Widget for user's
> home screens. We don't have to do these but we certainly can!
> Please attach your suggestions to the wiki page listed above. If you have
> questions or would like to discuss this, please email the Web Presence Team
> mailing list[1] or hop onto the IRC chat room, #ubuntu-website on freenode.
> I can't wait to see your ideas!
> [1] https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-website
> --
> Matthew Nuzum
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