Update: Postponed contests
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The calendar and t-shirt contests are currently postponed due to a lack of submissions and also a need for more planning on the organizers part.

When we re-open these contests, the prizes will be a copy of either the calendar or the t-shirt, depending on what your image is selected for.

Thanks for your understanding on this.

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The first contest unfortunately initially had an unreasonable deadline. We've decided that to make the most of this calendar and to give people appropriate time to polish their work, that it is appropriate for us to extend the deadline by a few months. Our goal will now be to have an 18 month calendar that we can begin selling in mid-2006. At the moment, we'd recommend focusing on the T-shirt contest first.

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The calendar contest will be an 18 months of Inkscape calendar. Obviously we will have spots for 18 winning entries.

The rules for the calendar image contest are as follows.

:bulletblue:All submissions must be able to accomodate both 13.5" x 10.25" (if we do premium calendars) and 11" x 8.5" (in case we go with standard calendars). To achieve this we recommend aiming for the larger print size but not including any necessary image elements by the edges of the picture (for cropping if necessary).
:bulletblue:All submissions must be appropriate for all ages (no nudity, profanity, or anything else offensive).
:bulletblue:All submissions will most likely be modified prior to printing to include the logo and "draw freely". Feel free to incorporate these into your design, otherwise they will most likely be added by our staff.
:bulletblue:You may submit already completed artwork of your own provided it meets the above requirements.
:bulletblue:It must be made in Inkscape only with no post processing as we will require the original SVG(s) for printing.
:bulletblue:You must license the image in a way that allows us to sell the calendar (which all proceeds will go to the Inkscape project). This ties into not being able to use others copyrighted works (only your own)
:bulletblue:Have fun and we'll see you back here next week!

As always post your submissions in the form of replies to this message (with the appropriate subject for which contest your entry is for)

Good luck!

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The second contest will be running through January 15.

This contest will be for T-shirt designs for Inkscape. The idea is that we will have T-shirts produced and have profits go toward further Inkscape development.

The rules for the T-Shirt contest are as follows:

:bulletred:You will need to create both the front and back of any given shirt design.
:bulletred:All submissions must include the Inkscape logo and "draw freely". (The designs are not limited to just the logo and tag line, you can get as creative as you want)
:bulletred:All submissions must be appropriate for all ages (no nudity, profanity, or anything else offensive).
:bulletred:It must be made in Inkscape only with no post processing as we will require the original SVG(s) for manufacturing.
:bulletred:You must license the image in a way that allows us to sell the T-shirts (which all proceeds will go to the Inkscape project). This ties into not being able to use others copyrighted works (only your own)
:bulletred:Have Fun!

We have not decided an arbitrary number of winners as we are waiting to see how many entries there are.

As always post your submissions in the form of replies to this message (with the appropriate subject for which contest your entry is for)

Good luck!
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andypaxo's avatar
andypaxoHobbyist General Artist
Hi there, only came upon this Inkscape community today.
If the competition is still running, I have a couple of works in my gallery that may be suitable...
Riverside and Tiki wiggy
Cheers! :D
gri3fon's avatar
gri3fon Artist
yeah i understand completely. but i wish you guys would told us sooner not that im complaining though.
ePharaoh's avatar
A dark submission. :w00t:

Will be adding finishing touches.. but how do you find it? Is it worth pushing further?
smile-lover's avatar
i edited one of my works and here it is, suitable for the calendar I think: orientation?
enjoy!
hjhornbeck's avatar
Right-o, here's a comic I did entirely in Inkscape. Adding the logo should be easy.

HJ Hornbeck
diamondie's avatar
diamondieProfessional Writer
Are there prizes of some kind? I assume the winners of the t-shirt contest get a copy of the shirt and winners of the calendar contest get a copy of the calendar?
corneliuscz's avatar
My one submission in two version :) Spring meadow: original and updated version. Both are available in SVG's in both sizes on request.
nicubunu's avatar
nicubunu General Artist
craig-smith's avatar
craig-smith Digital Artist
Really if you like any of my inkscape are in my gallery you could use those. I don't do much post proccessing. The only ones where I had another program were just for backgrounds but I could delete the background or make something else if you like the picture. Just let me know and I'll reformat them to the proper dimensions...I assume that wouldn't be too hard because they are SVGs, right? :)

Anyway...if you need more submissions then look over the gallery and let me know.

gallery [link]
gri3fon's avatar
gri3fon Artist
my subs [link] and [link]
gri3fon's avatar
gri3fon Artist
and another one [link]
nicubunu's avatar
nicubunu General Artist
Just made a XMAS themed picture which happens to fit in the desired size, so here is it: [link]
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nicubunu General Artist
Castles: [link]
s-tec's avatar
All right! Here are my two submissions:

Digital Infinity: [link]
Dandelion: [link]

Be advised that Digital Infinity imports a semi-transparent png to create a glow effect. This is not post-processing in the strictest sense, but it may disqualify the image still.
Anarres's avatar
Using one of the extensions in Inkscape .43 allows to embed images into the SVG file, thus removing dependencies with external files. I would, then, be part of the SVG file and it would qualify...

The problem here is that it would be still a raster image, and thus if scaled it may pixelate.
mental2's avatar
mental2Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, while I'm thinking about this, you may also want to add more clarification to the copyright verbage regarding traced images (hand-traced or otherwise) -- except in the case of royalty-free stock photos, they're going to be constrained by the copyright for the original photo.
Simarilius's avatar
Reformatted some of mine, I might do some more clean up on some of these, but thought I'd get em in here now. If I do I'll just edit these deviations.

Ferrari:
[link]

Cobra:
[link]

f16:
[link]

a10:
[link]

Susan Ward:
[link]

Theres a WIP on the way, not sure if it'll make it tho...
[link]
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craig-smith Digital Artist
I would be willing to submit GameGirl [link] for the Calendar if you would like. I think it fits the requirements and there was no post processing. Not sure what type of art you are looking for... :shrug:

:)
ethereal-clock's avatar
Edited a couple of my previous Inkscape pieces. They're rather a minimalist style, all my other vectors use images... The restriction of keeping things away from the edges of the picture was a little much however, so I made different versions for the premium and standard sizes.

Premium:
Last Leaf
Grasses

Standard:
Last Leaf
Grasses
ScislaC's avatar
ScislaCProfessional Digital Artist
With a couple touchups I'll probably submit Gaze for the calendar.
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