logo contest


False Voting Prevention

Logo contest is a great way to getting the community to choose its face. However, some measures should be taken to prevent false voting such as:

  • Registered members can vote.
  • Only Once.
  • Maybe transparent (member name visible) with optional comment.
  • Two rounds (maybe ten submissions in the second).

I think this should help the community to choose the clear winner among the submissions. bundyo 20:50, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Where do we post our entries?

...Sorry for the stupid question, maybe I didn't read it carefully enough, but where do we post our entries? jakemaheu 20:52, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

This is only a proposal yet, it will be discussed and considered first. bundyo 20:54, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
Whoops... I was already finishing my 4th design (just for kicks, to see what the GIMP could do) when I refreshed the page. jakemaheu 21:00, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Contest Debate

Just so people can express their opinions on this, let me be the first to say that I would love to do this. I do, however, have some questions.

  1. Would there be any age restrictions? (Please let there not be any)
  2. Who would be coordinating this?

Conclusion: Supportjakemaheu 21:28, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

The idea is for this to be a community organized and driven contest. I'd don't see any purpose in age restrictions other than that there may be some issues with flying somebody underaged out to Germany for OSiM, this point will probably need clarification from Nokia, anyway. —GeneralAntilles 21:34, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks GA! The reason I asked is because I am 14 (the youngest IT user on ITT?) and want to enter.
I don't see any problem in entering the contest. If age is a problem with travelling then we could always find a substitute (no idea, but the showstoppers would be in the ticket purchase or the check-ins at the airport/hotel, not in Nokia's side).--qgil 21:52, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Who takes the coordination?

As a Nokia employee, I really don't want to be in the middle of the organization of this contest. Who takes it? Of course I will help out and provide Nokia's view on whatever Nokia can inform i.e. details on the prize.--qgil 21:48, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Well, GeneralAntillies said that the idea was for it to be a community-driven contest, so I guess that would mean community-managed? jakemaheu 21:55, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
Sure, but having people explicitly responsible of coordinating a task is generally a good idea.--qgil 21:58, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
Ah, I see what you mean now. But who? That would have to be some volunteers whom are not entering or biased (the hardest part if we want members from the ITT community). jakemaheu 22:04, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
The work that needs to be done now is to coordinate the discussion on rules and process until reaching conclusions. You can be entering and biased and be an efficient coordinator of these tasks, as far as you don't campaign and don't get involved in the decision of the winner.--qgil 22:08, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Rules Discussion

As qgil said, we need to coordinate the discussion on rules. Any suggestion? jakemaheu 22:19, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

I guess I'll start.

-Community judged.

-Run by a committee?

-Official guidelines? (Sizes, formats?) jakemaheu 22:19, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Entry submission procedure

Do this work for everybody as the entry submission procedure? Sizes and image formats need to be worked out further (vector formats like svg are probably preferable in the end).

Submission procedure

Contestants must follow the following procedure for submitting their logos.

  • Logos should be saved either as svg or png, and be at least 500 pixels wide. Lossy formats like jpg may be accepted for the contest, but the winner will be expected to provide a high-quality vector or lossless bitmap image of their logo.
  • The logo should then be uploaded on the Special:Upload page. Please name your images in this format:
Maemo.org_logo_contest_<your username>.png

and enter this into the summary: logo contest entry from [[User:<your username>]]
  • After the logo has been uploaded, the user should then add their submission to the bottom of the logo contest entries page by editing the page and adding an entry in this format:
== <your username> ==

[[Image:Maemo.org_logo_contest_<your username>.png]]

For example, my submission would be uploaded here: Image:Maemo.org_logo_contest_GeneralAntilles.png, and my entry would look like:

== GeneralAntilles ==


GeneralAntilles 07:16, 14 June 2008 (UTC)