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Ubuntu Wallpaper Contest Closes, These Are Our 8 Faves

Put your lens caps on, your stylus down, unplug your Wacom tablets and step away from the GIMP: the Ubuntu 14.10 Wallpaper Contest is now over.

The biannual hunt for community contributed wallpapers to ship with the coming Ubuntu release always triggers a wave of excitement, enthusiasm and critical debate. Too monotone! Too bright! Where are the plants? Y U NO CATS??!!

With the deadline now…well, dead and underlined, no further submissions will be accepted.

Over the coming week a judging panel made up of last year’s winning artists will sift through each entry in turn to select their faves. The winning set of wallpapers is to be revealed on September 9, 2014. 

Our Favorites Means Just That: Ours

We trawled through the almost 400 entries to pick a few of our favourites. Like always, this was a ruddy difficult task! So much talent, such little room on the install disc…

Disclaimer: We are not part of the judging panel nor do we have any direct or indirect influence over the panel’s decision. Every submitted entry is viewed and judged by its own merits.

If you like a drape below you can click on it to go over to the artist’s respective page on Flickr.

Glden leaves

Glden leaves

Reminiscent Rain

Reminiscent Rain

Bamboo Mat

bamboo mat
LSC_0440

LSC_0440
Ubuntu Wallpaper

UBUNTU wallpaper

Ubur

ubur

Abstract

Abstractivo (wallpaper submission)

500

500