The GUI Olympics 2004 begins today. The GUI Olympics is a Inter-website contest in which people compete for over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Anyone can enter as an individual or as part of a team.
There are 3 categories in this year's contest:
1) Winamp 5 skins
2) Icon packages (using IconPackager)
3) Visual Styles (in WindowBlinds format)
The contest is sponsored by Nullsoft, Stardock, ATI, Eclipsit and nVidia as well as supported by Microsoft. All of which are providing prizes. The judges will be from Neowin, deviantART, Stardock, and Nullsoft and judging won't begin until early April (over a month of now) giving plenty of time for people to start making their skins and themes. There are enough prizes that pretty much anyone who enters something is likely to win *something* even if it's just a Microsoft T-shirt. Besides cold hard cash for winners, prizes include a Microsoft Xbox, ATI video cards, MicroAngelo icon software, Stardock Object Desktop, and more.
Judging won't begin until May 4th giving skinners plenty of time to put together their submissions. Good luck to all!
News source: Visit GUIOlympics.com for more information