Competition – changing faces

t not often you get to change the face of a distro – so here is your chance.

Our default desktop, much of our website artwork has used this picture.

Budgie desk

As we approach 18.04 (Bionic Beaver), we are offering up for you to change our default artwork. Can you do better?

Competition time – the contest closes at the end of November 2017.

We are looking for inspirational artwork – something that gives an immediate visual impact. Abstract is best – it must be recognisable when:

  1. cropped as a horizontal banner,
  2. scaled to a small image size 256×256
  3. has application windows covering most of the picture

Xplo header

Entry is via email – send entries to 

Here is a great incentive. For the winner, you can select as many of our spectacular Ubuntu Budgie shop goodies up-to-the value of $60



Enter Zazzle’s Ubuntu Budgie Shop 
Rules: all images submitted must conform with one of the following licenses:

CC-BY-SA-4.0 or CC0

You must be the author.

Images shouldn’t be too busy and filled with too many shapes and colors; a similar tone throughout is a good rule of thumb.

  • Try your image at different aspect ratios to make sure something important isn’t cropped out on smaller/ larger screens at different resolutions.
  • Our target resolution is 3840 x 2400 (4K).
  • No brand names or trademarks of any kind.
  • No illustrations some may consider inappropriate, offensive, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libellous.
  • No sexually explicit or provocative images.
  • No images of weapons or violence.
  • No alcohol, tobacco, or drug use imagery.
  • No designs which promote bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against groups or individuals; or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • No religious, political, or nationalist imagery.
  • Use GIMP layers if possible, or PNG & JPG formats