[UbuntuWomen] World Play Day Competition!
akgraner at gmail.com
Thu Apr 15 15:12:45 UTC 2010
On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 11:58 AM, Melissa Draper <melissa at meldraweb.com> wrote:
> Greetings all!
> Following the success of our International Women's Day competition we
> have a new competition!
> Firstly, some introductory reading for those who are not familiar with
> World Play Day: http://www.itla-toylibraries.org/wpdv.htm which is an
> initiative of http://www.itla-toylibraries.org
> A pivotal issue within computing cultures of today is the overemphasis
> on boys and men as the primary consumers of technology. Children learn
> by example and since the majority of media images consist of boys
> playing computer type games and girls playing with stereotypical
> princess type dolls; this contributes to the lack of involvement in
> science and technology by our young women.
> It hurts us all to have this subconscious of pigeonholing of our
> children, and to help counter this for Ubuntu's community, we would love
> to have a collection of examples of young girls (toddlers through to 12
> years old) playing with -- and loving, and being encouraged to pursue --
> Ubuntu. This would allow parents of girls to demonstrate that it really
> is ok to be intrigued by the shiny screens, blinking lights, tappity-tap
> of keyboards, and faint whirs of computer fans.
> The girls do not have to be alone in the photos, and photos taken prior
> to this announcement are eligible. We are not expecting any particular
> pose, but we would much prefer candid shots -- they say SO much more. We
> do prefer that the images come at a large resolution, in a standard
> format (JPEG, PNG) and not embedded in documents. Please email your
> photos (or links to flickr, etc.)
> to ubuntuwomen.competition at gmail.com by UTC 23:59 14th of May 2010.
> By submitting a photo, you acknowledge that it will be posted on the
> Ubuntu Women Website under the Creative Commons
> Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works  license, with special
> considerations for use within the Ubuntu Women and Ubuntu project
> (please see Photo/Model Release waiver). If you prefer that your photo
> to be posted under a less restrictive license such as Creative Commons
> Attribution  or Public Domain , then feel free to let us know when
> you submit. As this competition involves visual depictions of people, we
> will require that a "Photo/Model Release" waiver be signed for each
> person in the photo. A parent or guardian of minors must sign this
> waiver form for their children or charges.
> There will be two (2) prizes up for grabs. One (1) prize will be given
> to the photo that the community feels sells the "girls love computers"
> line the best. One (1) prize will be given to a randomly drawn entrant.
> Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager will be drawing this entrant in
> a videocast, and announcing both winners to the world on May 28th.
> We will celebrate World Play Day by announcing the two winners. The
> first of whom will be the popular voted Community Choice, and will
> receive a Dell Mini 10n (or equivalent net-book based on availability).
> The second winner chosen by random drawing will receive a Canonical
> Sponsored Ubuntu SWAG collection that includes: Mouse- pad, Silly putty,
> Recycled Ubuntu Notepad, Ubuntu pen, Ubuntu lanyard, Ubuntu pack of 3
> pin-badges and 1 Organic Circle of Friends Ladies T-shirt.
> Good Luck!
> p.s: Please pass this along to as many Linux-using parents of young
> girls as possible -- the more the merrier!
>  Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic -
>  Attribution 3.0 Unported -
>  Public Domain - http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain
>  To be a valid entry, your photo must have a Model Release Waiver
> accompanying it.
A pdf version of the Model Release waiver has been added to
- you can download the waiver by using the click here link or you
can print the wiki as is.
> Melissa Draper
> w: http://meldraweb.com & http://geekosophical.net
> Ubuntu-Women mailing list
> Ubuntu-Women at lists.ubuntu.com
Just me Amber.
There are lots of Linux users who don't care how the kernel works, but
only want to use it. That is a tribute to how good Linux is.
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