Shift Linux Art Contest: Voting is Open!

It's been two weeks since the Shift Linux team announced the "Shift Linux Art Contest", and we're proud to announce that it's been a success! The Customization Center, our system that stores the entries whether they win or not, has been filled with great wallpaper packs, icon sets, and concepts of numerous types. And with that, the time has come for the Neowin community to start choosing the best of the best to brand our friendly little distribution.

I'll cover the rules first, for those of you that missed them. First and foremost, everyone gets one vote in every category, so you can choose one wallpaper, one icon set, one splash screen, etc. Second, we'll be accepting new entries until August 25th, about halfway through the voting. These entries will not be compensated for their late entry into the voting; rather they will try and muster up more votes in less time. So the earlier the better. Finally, voting ends on August 30th, with the winners being announced immediately after the voting closes.

So, get to it! The login system is Neowin-based, so there's no registering, and it's a pretty quick process to look through and pick your favorites.

Edit: We struck a critical bug, and as a result most people will have to recast their votes for wallpapers. In addition, Fluxbox themes and Gnome themes are now included in the contest.

View: Voting page for the Shift Linux Art Contest
View: Shift Linux Customization Center
View: Shift Linux Home Page

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Alright, we hit a bad bug where the top 2 wallpaper entries were not in the uploads folder (not as a result of the contest). So anyone who voted for "Shift Bubbles" or "Shift Simple" needs to vote again. Those two entries, unfortunately, had to be removed from the contest.

I'm really sorry I let this happen, guys. No other entries were affected.

All the design I see is from 2001 when XP was release. If Shift Linux want some good icon in there OS they will need people that think more like Apple 2007 and not Microsoft 2001. Just want to point that out.

I accidentally clicked twice (I didn't think I'd clicked) and noticed it counts each click... I clicked twice more and the rating again changed. I don't know if it's just a display error in the browser but if it's not then it makes all current ratings worthless.

Are you talking about the rating on the Shift Customization Center, or the voting page? The voting page, according to
DaveLegg, who coded that particular part, checks with the database before writing it. If you're talking about the 1-5 star rating, then that'll be fixed soon enough. I'm rewriting the entire Customization Center as soon as this contest is over, anyway.