Lunar Lobster 23.04 Wallpaper Competition

Calling all artists, graphic designers and avid fans of interstellar crustaceans…

It’s time for the Ubuntu 23.04 (Lunar Lobster) wallpaper competition! With the upcoming release just a few short months away, we want to ensure the next release is packed with some amazing community wallpapers.

As in competitions past, we’ll be collecting submissions here on the Ubuntu Discourse via this thread. After the submission window closes, members of the community can vote on their favorite entries. The top FIVE submissions will be included in the Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster release image!

If you’d like to join in the fun, there are a few important rules to keep out of hot water:

  • You must own the rights to the image you are submitting, it should be your original work of art.
  • The full quality image must be 3840x2160px. We ask that submissions not exceed 10MB. PNG or JPEG formats are acceptable.
  • Please ensure you create a high quality image. Avoid image compression artifacts, pixelation, chromatic aberration and noise. Please do not add any watermarks, names or logos. See also these helpful guidelines from GNOME on screen backgrounds.
  • When posting your image, please include a note that you are licensing the image as CC BY-SA 4.0 or CC BY 4.0. If you do not specify a license we will assume CC BY-SA 4.0. By entering the competition you are agreeing to these license terms.
  • Along with your artwork, please include a title and your Twitter handle so we can properly tag you.
  • Submissions don’t have to be codename (Lobster) themed. We love seeing all kinds of diverse artwork.
  • See this page for detailed information regarding our rules.

Here are the important dates you’ll need to remember:

2023-01-10T00:00:00Z (now!) - Submission window opens
2023-02-06T00:00:00Z - Submission window closes and start of voting period
2023-02-17T00:00:00Z - Voting period closes
2023-02-18T00:00:00Z - The Winners are announced and chosen wallpapers are sent to the packaging team for inclusion in Lunar Lobster!

In a creative pinch? Check out the results from previous wallpaper competitions:

Ubuntu 22.04 Results
Ubuntu 22.10 Results

Don’t be shellfish! Show us your claw-some art skills!

13 Likes

WebP, PNG and JPEG formats are preferred.

SVG is probably even more preferred because it is resolution independent. GNOME has been shipping SVG backgrounds for a while now.

7 Likes

UPDATED: The Ubuntu Discourse currently doesn’t allow the uploading of SVG images for security reasons. We may reach out to the winners and ask for a version of their artwork in that format if available.

5 Likes

As Bright as The Moon

Starry

starry  3 4k

4 Likes

Here are my entries for the competition:
Lunar Catcher


Starlight

Link for PNG/SVG Files: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1eLnghGoGRIITWRGKN6Ej64YKj1P1T3XJ?usp=share_link

14 Likes

Lobster’s Dream

4K version

7 Likes

The Dreaming Lobster

5 Likes

Wink

4K version is here http://people.ubuntu.com/~mizuno-as/wallpapers/IMG_3074.jpg

9 Likes

Excuse me

4K version is here http://people.ubuntu.com/~mizuno-as/wallpapers/IMG_4440.jpg

resize-IMG_4440

5 Likes

Startrail

4K version is here http://people.ubuntu.com/~mizuno-as/wallpapers/IMGP0245.jpg

19 Likes

blobs-l This is my submission; the image is a vector image but this version was exported from SVG to PNG via Inkscape (Ubuntu Discourse does not allow image uploads to SVG) but this is truly my first ever published vector image and first one I have ever made that isn’t an adaptation of someone else’s work or is text-only.

1 Like

subnew
my submission / twitter : @realritikthapa

5 Likes

my 2nd submission / twitter : @realritikthapa
drive link : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zRaVd6NoJ5jBvKg_uFzz9hPSDU76NTGS?usp=share_link

2 Likes

“New Site” CC BY-SA 4.0
in flickr: bazylevnik0
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bazylevnik0


src: bazylevnik0.github.io/out/newsite.svg

2 Likes

The Lobster

Twitter:MitsubaCyanShu
Day/light

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pcYRcIvpO5DtPgEYylOElyE1CyUU7SEF

Wait did i upload it here,right?

5 Likes

Dark

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pcYRcIvpO5DtPgEYylOElyE1CyUU7SEF

6 Likes

Wallpaper 03:

4k version can be downloaded from here.


9 Likes

Wallpaper 01:

My Twitter: @notgixo
4k version can be downloaded from here


13 Likes

Just a reminder - not all submissions need to be “lunar” or “lobster” related. We’d like a variety of different backgrounds :slight_smile:

8 Likes

since gnome 42,there’s picture-dark-uri. It would be nice to have both light dark variants of wallpaper.

i feel it maybe out of scope for this community competition participants to include light and dark variants for their submitted wallpapers but the default wallpapers shipped by ubuntu that has the mascot should atleast support both variants.

3 Likes