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The 2011 Linux.com Store T-shirt Design Contest

Developing and submitting code are not the only ways to contribute to Linux. Contribution to the Linux community comes in all forms, which includes submitting your creative design for the annual Linux.com Store T-shirt design contest.

This year, the T-shirt Design Contest will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Linux by soliciting designs that represent the impact of the operating system on computing, business and/or culture.

The winning design will be used for the official LinuxCon T-shirt, which means every attendee at this year’s event will receive the T-shirt. That’s a lot of people wearing your design.

Objective

These guidelines are general on purpose: show what a 20th Anniversary of Linux T-shirt should look like. It can look back at 20 years of innovation; it can focus on today’s celebration; or it could illustrate what the future holds for the operating system. Or, all of the above.

If you’re looking for inspiration, watch the recently released “Story of Linux” video produced by The Linux Foundation.

Prizes

The winner of this year’s contest will receive even more fame than last year’s winner Said Hassan. The winning design will be used for the official LinuxCon T-shirt, which means every attendee at this year’s event will receive the T-shirt. That’s a lot of people wearing your design. The T-shirt will also be available in the Linux.com Store as the official 20th anniversary of Linux T-shirt. Talk about famous. Yeah, that’s you.

The Top Five designs will be announced and hosted on Linux.com beginning the week of 5 June 2011 for two weeks of community voting. The winner will be revealed late June/early July and will be awarded travel to Vancouver, B.C. to attend LinuxCon and the 20th Anniversary Gala in August.

Rules

  • The 2011 Linux.com Store T-shirt Design Contest is open to anyone.
  • The design file must be no larger than 640×480 (.jpg, .png, .gif) and must be under 1MB in size.
  • Please remember that while your submission is only a .jpg or .png, the winner will be required to provide a vectorized version (.svg, .eps, .pdf) of their design to print on the T-shirt.

How to enter?

Submit through the online entry form on Linux.com.