Last month LGN held a contest which frankly was very disappointing.
Only one person officially participated and won by default.
I suspect that it might be because it’s hard for many people to find GNU/Linux gaming related news, specially those that weren’t yet published on any news website.

Yesterday again the LGN daily visits record was broken, and reached 2,972 visitors (thanks to, so it’s time for another contest…
This time the contest is oriented towards artists and web designers, although anyone can take part in it.
After the first week, LGN settled up on a wordpress theme which doesn’t really represent the websites theme – GNU/Linux Gaming News (and I was always too lazy to add the logo banners I’ve made very long time ago).
So I want you to create a WordPress theme which you think will represent LGN !

The Rules :
1. Must have a ‘Linux Gaming News’ logo at the top or top left if a mini-logo is used (I’ve attached 2 logos I’ve created at the end of this post, you may create others).
2. Must NOT be pornographic/racial/political/hate oriented theme .
3. Must be a WordPress theme which I could easily install (without too much configurations) :

  • Can be in a *.zip format which installs trough the WordPress management page.
  • Can be uploaded to any wordpress theme website (there are plenty), just upload and sent me the link to get/view it.

4. Must have at least one screenshot so I can put a vote on the LGN website.
5. All the submitted themes must be released by the author under the Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 license (or later) or some other free license.

  • If you change/edit an existing theme to create your own work – be sure to have the full rights to do so and release it under the creative commons license (if it isn’t already under the CC-BY-SA) or other free license.

How will the winner be chosen ?
The winner will be chosen by the voters (the participators may also vote, but please vote just once), but I will have a veto if the chosen theme will be drastically worse in my opinion then the others or the current theme.

Please do NOT make threads asking people or/and friends to vote for your theme, make it fair and may the best theme win.

The Prizes
The prize will be “Sleep Is Death” which I wrote about earlier.
This game is for artists and level designers (if you want to play the “dungeon master”) and will suite this contest well.
In addition to Sleep Is Death the winner could choose from Airline Tycoon Deluxe and Knights And Merchants offered from Wupra.

This contest however is not about the prize, but about the community and creativity.
Please note that your themes may be used for other sites as it will be released under a free license.

As explained in the “Rules” section ALL submitted works must be released by their authors under the Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 license (or later) or some other FREE license.

How to participate in the contest
Please submit all themes to : mb2love [at] gmail (dot) com
The subject of the email must be “For The LGN Contest 2”
The email must contain a .zip file or a link to your theme, and at least one screenshot.
Don’t forget to include your name and/or a nick.

Logos (you may create others).

All competitors must send me an email by 30/06/2010.
At the next day the 01/07/2010 I will make a poll on the website so you can vote for the winner which will be up for one week.
After that I will post the results.

Good Luck And May The Best Theme Win !

Linux Gaming News
LGN Contest 1
The winner of the first contest.
Creative Commons
Sleep Is Death
Airline Tycoon Deluxe
Knights and Merchants

  1. Hamish Wilson says:

    Thats not a contest, that is an employment “want ad”… 😛

    Seriously though, nice to see you want a new theme. This current one is all right, but it does not do the website justice.

    Good luck to anyone who wishes to work on this endeavour.

  2. qubodup says:

    I made a banner/logo which you can use under cc0/public domain: