Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to bring Webmin’s branding into the modern Web 2.0 era, while still representing the respectability that IT guys demand of their tools. In return for your trouble, you’ll win some cool prizes, including $500 cash and a Virtualmin Professional Unlimited license. You’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing that your work is being seen by millions of people every day for years to come.
Make a new logo for Webmin, and you could:
- Impress the opposite sex!
- Win the admiration and respect of your peers!
- Win $500, a T-shirt with the logo you design, plus other fantastic prizes!
OK, so maybe only the final one is guaranteed to be true.
The Fine Print
OK, so it’s not fine print. But these are the rules for submission:
- Original work only. No composites, borrowed clip art, etc. Webmin is legally clean and will remain that way.
- Submissions must be submitted in SVG vector format. If you’re feeling adventurous, make a favicon.ico, as well. Entries in anything other than SVG will not be accepted.
- Keep it simple enough for a T-shirt, coffee mug, or sticker. Fewer colors is better, because more colors costs more to print, and usually looks terrible. If it looks good in white on black and black on white, you get bonus points.
- What colors you choose will, to some degree, dictate future themes for Webmin: choose wisely.
- You may submit as many logo designs as you like.
- You may, or may not, derive your logo ideas from the existing Webmin spider web logo. Go with your instincts.
- We will solicit feedback from the Webmin community, but we’re the sole arbiters of the final winner.
The winner will be determined by the following judges:
Jamie Cameron – Creator of Webmin and primary developer, founder Virtualmin, Inc.
Kevin Hale – Renowned designer, Particle Tree blogger, Treehouse editor and writer, founder Wufoo.com.
Joe Cooper – Webmin developer, founder Virtualmin, Inc. (And brainiac who came up with the idea for this contest.)
So break out your Illustrator or your Inkscape, and get started! Webmin’s tenth birthday only happens once, and Webmin has only ever had two logos (by some definition of “logo”, since Jamie designed the first one).
Visit this contest at SitePoint to submit your entries, and to see the competition, so far.