Clarifying the Haiku Icon Contest

News posted on Wed, 2006-08-16 22:18

Since it appears that there may have been some confusion about the recently announced Haiku Icon Contest , we want to make a few clarifications in order to clear up any doubts about the contest.

The objective of the Haiku Icon Contest is to help develop design guidelines for the eventual creation of a full Haiku Icon Set. Just to give you an idea, the guidelines would look something like the Tango guidelines, but would be specific to Haiku.

In order to achieve this goal, we are accepting artwork sample submissions per the rules outlined in the "Contest Rules" section of the Haiku Icon Contest official page. The submitted artwork will be rated in several areas by means of an online system. The rating system will be open, so anyone interested will be able to participate; take a peak at the beta version rating page to see what the rating system will look like.

During and after the rating period, an open discussion will then be held in the Haiku mailing list, as a brain storming exercise leading to the Haiku icon design guidelines which will provide the base for the creation of the final artwork.

Although the final icon set for Haiku will be the result of a collaborative effort through the rating of the submitted artwork and an open discussion in the Haiku mailing list, the contest will have a "Best Rated Entry", which will be awarded a special recognition certificate from the Haiku project.

For other details about the contest, please refer to the Haiku Icon Contest page, which will be kept up to date with the latest information.

Haiku Icon Contest Summary

  • Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2006
  • Rating period: September 2 - 23, 2006
  • Rating page: To be announced
  • Rating tally: Beginning of October