[ubuntu-uk] How about a Competition .... Prior to the Show.

Jono Bacon jono at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 21 12:10:23 BST 2006

On Thu, 2006-09-21 at 12:00 +0100, Alan Helmore-Simpson wrote:
> > > The competition requires you to recreate the Ubuntu Shipit CD Cover ( 
> > > the one with the Five people on it ) using members of your local Linux 
> > > User group.
> > I like this idea; you could perhaps raise prize money by requiring a
> > small fee for entry. (Assuming there were enough entries to make it
> > worth it.)
> > 
> Nik,
> I like the idea too, and I think Adam's supplemental idea about a small
> entry charge is a good one. Perhaps you should through it open to the
> whole (Global) community and Jono Bacon could run it by the folks at
> Canonical for some sponsorship? I also think you could do a nice big A0
> poster with a bunch of the covers, for use at expo's and the like? I
> imagine the folks in the marketing group would be happy to help.

Personally, I don't think you should charge - if there is a charge,
no-one will enter. If the primary aim is to get great content from the
competition, you need the barrier to entry to be non-existent,
particularly as entering involved a reasonable amount of effort (i.e.
not just ticking a box).

As for sponsorship for the loot, I will see what I can do, but I can't
promise anything. :)

Could someone mail me with what kind of prizes you would expect?


Jono Bacon
Ubuntu Community Manager
www.ubuntu.com / www.jonobacon.org

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