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news.deviantart.com/article/81… Deviants had to create either a working theme or a mockup of whole new Windows Operating System. The choice was too make the new Windows 7 into what you think it should have looked like or what a new Windows would look like, Codename Windows Deviant8.


30 brilliant entries were submitted but the best part was that not every body that entered was an actual themer/skinner. This is exactly what I hoped for :-).


:rzero:The Judges:rzero:




I selected 11 judges, yes that's right, 11 judges :mwahaha: I chose 11 because I wanted a true varied opinion from people of different artistic platforms but who were fully experienced in what they were judging. The judges were:

mrrste jg-visuals JJ-Ying thuglifejunior OtisBee lypnjtu d37nu1l Bobby-Sandhu MidnightExigent violentsamurai iiswiis EnzuDes1gn


:trophy:The Winners:trophy:




There was simply so many amazing entries to choose from that getting it down to just 3 was not an easy task. The votes are all in and I am happy to announce the winners of the Windows Deviant8 Contest.

In 1st place is Windows Dev 8
Windows Dev 8 by Jaziel
by Jaziel :winner:

Jaziel wins $50 deviant dollars and a 1 years subscription to Deviantart


In 2nd place is Gaia 2009
Gaia 2009 by imrik
by imrik

imrik wins $25 deviant dollars and a 6 months subscription to Deviantart


In 3rd place is Mockup- Windows 8
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by mr-bonheur

mr-bonheur wins a 3 months subscription to Deviantart


As part of the 1st place prize I promised that I would turn the winners entry into a working theme, if possible. Sadly the layout of Jaziel's theme is not 100% possible due to Windows restrictions. However, I will work my magic and try to bring the overall concept to life ;-)


Final Thoughts



I have to say that I would love to be able to use just about every entry there was. The designs were amazing so I don't want anyone to feel like a loser because there all made of win. A big thank you to the judges but an even bigger thanks to all those who entered. I hope to see you getting some of the designs working for everyone to enjoy :-)
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:iconozonex64:
Ozonex64 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
How do I participate?
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wilsoninc Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Great contest i'll love to enter if there's a new one! :D Congrats to my friend Jaziel! :D
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p3ycho Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Congratz all winners :headbang:
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jg-visuals Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Congratulations to all who participated, there was some really well thought out and detailed concepts. The presentation of the chosen three really stood out in my opinion, and I could actually visualize using all three as working, standalone operating systems. Not necessarily "Windows" mind you. ;)
Also great contest ^mrrste, I'd love to see more of these & have the community really come together on them. Also may I request a separate category for customized desktops/setups to try and filter the flood of uncustomized screenshots with anime wallpapers & character wip's. :D
Cheers!
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lypnjtu Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
:)
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
that was fun.
congrats to the winners and big respect to all contestants. :thumbsup: :clap:
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d37nu1l Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Congrats' to all! :clap: It was a tough choice deciding on only three of the lot.
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Bobby-Sandhu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahha.. i got two of them right... :D
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thuglifejunior Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Artist
Etreme congratulations to the winner, that sure is an awesome theme to contend with, well done on such a fantastic mock up, that was legend work, bloody legend....once again, well done Jaziel, you fully deserved it....congratulations to the other winners as well, you all rocked the stadium with your submissions, there was some awesome artwork produced, you should all be proud as hell with what you done....congrats everyone....The Thug...Peace
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burnsplayguitar Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
congrats for all! ;)
amazing works
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adni18 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Fresh new ideas! Congratulations to winners and to Stephen for his good idea! :)
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eos8 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
well choosen winners. better choosen than in your halloween screenshot contest ;)
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imrik Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you so much everyone!

I have been really happy about all the great feedback i recieved on the Gaia 09 submission. This was a great contest and congratulations to the other two winners. You did a brilliant job. I really look forward to see more of these contests taking place here.
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Aretusukusu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
congrats to all of em!!
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skilla242 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Well.. I didn't won .. anyways :D I have to admit that there were a lot better mockups then mine but it was fun and I'll remember it as "the 1st contest I've entered at dA :)

Congratulations to the winners :love:
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Jaziel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:omfg: Wow!! 1st place!! I'm speechless
But i'm pretty fucking happy :XD: thank you :w00t!: and congrats to *imrik & ~mr-bonheur :)
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wilsoninc Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Jaziel cabron! te la sacaste we! felicidades!!! :D
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FaMz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
dude! those are awesome! I'm wondering why I didn't listen to you and attempt it, looks like it was lots of fun! :D

congratulations! :heart:
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mrrste Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:shakefist: for not entering
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:iconfamz:
FaMz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
so sowwy! next time, uh whenever that time comes lol
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umar123 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Congrats all of the winners :)
The ones who didn't win better luck next time...
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Pickley Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Awesome winnders, congrast :D
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:iconpantaleao:
Pantaleao Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Congrats to all involved! :painter:

Excellent work and results, Ste! :D
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:iconjenepooh:
jenepooh Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
:clap: Congrats to the winners! :clap: :D
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878952 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! I Feel like a total loser
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:icondanioc:
danioc Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Congrats to the winners.
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karmat111 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Mrrste, can't wait to see what you come up with on Jaziel's theme...
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EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
congrats to winners, and thanks for all who entered, and special thanks to the head bitch himself ^mrrste for sorting the comp in the first place :clap:
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mrrste Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
head bitch? recognise 'cha :headbang:
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:iconenzudes1gn:
EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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PrekeshC Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
hahahaha
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Quattrophobia Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
congrats to them all :) there were lots of great entries
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Ikue Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats to all :clap: great themes!
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Alexander-GG Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
All of them are just great. My congratulations. :)
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Vayde Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Congrats! Awesome themes!
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:iconmr-bonheur:
mr-bonheur Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Yes, i'm the third ! :typerhappy:

Congrats to Jaziel and imrik :D
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violentsamurai Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Man that was fun! :nod:
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Helewidis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009   Photographer
:clap:
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