[ubuntu-art] Ubuntu 12.04 Countdown banner competition

Matthew Nuzum matthew.nuzum at canonical.com
Thu Mar 15 15:44:58 UTC 2012

Hello everyone, I'd like to thank all that have participated, there were
many great submissions and a winner and two runner-ups were chosen. I've
contacted each of them and once I get word back then I'll announce the

As a change from previous years, anyone who has a complete set of banners
will have them hosted by Canonical. We'll feature the winner and the two
runner-ups on the ubuntu.com website and the other selected winners will be
featured on the wiki, including links to put onto your website in order to
use the banner.

Those of you who were not contacted by me personally to be chosen as a
finallist are welcome to create a complete set and attach it to the wiki
(or link it from the wiki) by Monday.

Thank you all for participating!

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 12:06 PM, Matthew Nuzum <matthew.nuzum at canonical.com
> wrote:

> *Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 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 (about 30 days before release) we'd
> like to launch a new countdown banner that says something like "30 more
> days until Ubuntu 12.04 LTS" Each day the banner will decrease by one until
> the release day, April 26th. On the 26th 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!" (remember to include the apostrophe in "it's"!)
> *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,
> March 12th*. But don't wait until the end, release early, release often,
> so they say.
> *Guidelines*
> Detailed here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Website/PreciseCountdownBanner 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.
> Starting at the Beta release Ubuntu changes from the code name of "Precise
> Pangolin" to "Ubuntu 12.04 LTS" it would probably be inappropriate to
> over-emphasize pangolin graphics.
> 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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Matthew Nuzum
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