As with every release, the artwork for Mageia 9 will come from you, the great community that supports and makes Mageia possible. The Development of Mageia 9 is progressing quickly, with many major updates and key features getting ready for testing and release. With this progress, it’s time to get the artwork ready for release. As in previous years, we’re looking for your contributions and ideas, but not just images and photos – if you have icons and logos, or ideas on how login screens or animations should look, then it’s time to discuss or show them off.
We will typically choose a digital abstract piece using the colours of the Mageia logo for the signature background. It should be easily cropped to different aspect ratios without losing the feel of the image and have a resolution of at least 3,200 by 2,400px, to accommodate a wide variety of monitors. Alternative background and screensavers have less restrictive guidelines, so if you feel like flexing your creativity, we’d love to see what you come up with.
The contest begins on the 4th of August 2022 and will run until the 25th of August 2022, Mageia will provide 1 official background, 10 additional backgrounds and all the other bits we do to make Mageia look great. If you’d like to participate, it’s easy:
Please submit your work to the Mageia 9 artwork drop. You also have the option to send a link to the Atelier mailing list. The Atelier team will choose 10 backgrounds from different contributors to be included in the “additional backgrounds”.
- minimal size: 3,200×2,400 px for images, preferably SVG for icons
- no borders
- no text inside: the Mageia logo may be placed for show, but will need to be removable
- scalable or croppable for all possible aspect ratios: 4:3, 16:9, 16:10 etc.
- License: CC By SA 3.0 or later
Please also have a look here for more information about things you have to watch out for or to see previous Mageia wallpapers. Some screensavers and the Mageia 8 background are uploaded on the artwork drop for reference.
Photos will be considered for screensavers and additional backgrounds, provided no recognisable people are visible. Please avoid copyrighted artwork, unless you own the copyright and agree to the CC By SA 3.0 license.
All the work needs to be original with the source files (SVG, xcf, etc) available and within Mageia’s artwork guidelines. Please upload a png or similar as they are much easier for previewing. We hope that these guidelines will make everything clear and help you to make something that will make Mageia look great.
The guidelines cover the Official Mageia Logo, colour scheme, website motif, fonts, wallpaper and other elements. The Mageia official logo is also covered by our Trademark Policy.
Take a moment to learn the rules, then, jump in and create with us!
The Mageia council will choose the final winners and they will be announced on the Mageia blog.