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 .
I selected 11 judges, yes that's right, 11 judges 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
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
Jaziel wins $50 deviant dollars and a 1 years subscription to Deviantart
In 2nd place is Gaia 2009
imrik wins $25 deviant dollars and a 6 months subscription to Deviantart
In 3rd place is Mockup- Windows 8
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
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