30th Anniversary of Linux T-Shirt Design Contest
Submit by Friday, August 6
Submit an original design, centered around the 30th Anniversary of Linux, for a chance to win a free trip covering airfare, hotel (4 nights) and conference ticket (maximum value of $4,000.00 USD), to Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference 2021 or Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference (North America, Japan or Europe) 2022.
The winning design will be featured on the official Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference T-shirt and available for purchase in the Linux Foundation Store.
Submissions will be reviewed after the deadline by a panel of conference program committee members and members of our Technical Advisory Board. The final 3 designs will be posted on social media for crowdsourced voting, with the winning design announced on Wednesday, August 25.
To enter, please follow the below Design Guidelines and email your final design to email@example.com by Friday, August 6!
- Please submit your design in vector format (.SVG or .EPS) with all fonts outlined, and limit the number of colors to a maximum of 8 Pantone colors. We are regrettably unable to accept designs in RGB or CMYK.
- The winning design will be printed on a navy blue t-shirt, so please keep that in mind when choosing colors and keep the size at a maximum of 11 inches wide by 13 inches tall.
The Linux Foundation
30th Anniversary of Linux T-Shirt Design Contest
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ELIGIBILITY: The Linux Foundation 30th Anniversary of Linux T-Shirt Design Contest (referred to as the “Promotion”) is offered to individuals who have reached the legal age of majority in their jurisdiction of legal residence who are not ineligible (as provided herein) nor under a conflicting employment, contractual or legal restriction to enter (eligible “Participants”). Employees, officers and directors of The Linux Foundation (“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies and any other individuals or entities who are engaged directly or indirectly in the development of, the production, distribution or review of materials for, or the administration, execution or implementation of this Promotion (collectively the “Promotion Entities”) and persons in the immediate family of such individuals (spouse, parent, child, sibling, partners and their respective spouses, and foster and step-relations) regardless of where they reside, or those living in their same household (whether or not related) as any person in any of the preceding categories are not eligible to enter or win a prize.
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PROMOTION PERIOD/VOTING PERIOD: Promotion begins at 9:00 am Pacific Time (“PT”) on July 7, 2021 and ends at 11:59 pm PT on August 6, 2021 (“Promotion Period”). Entries will be reviewed by a committee of conference program members, together with members of the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board (collectively, the “Review Committee”). The Review Committee will select three (3) finalists (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance) (each, a “Finalist”) from the Entries (each, a “Finalist Entry”), and the Finalist Entries will be made available for public viewing and voting to select one (1) Grand Prize winner beginning at 9:00 am PT on August 16, 2021 and ending at 11:59 pm PT on August 23, 2021 (the “Voting Period”). All time referenced herein is Pacific Time. Participants are solely responsible for determining the correct time zone in their respective jurisdictions; Promotion Entities disclaim all liability or responsibility relating thereto. Sponsor’s server/computer is the official time keeping device for the Promotion.
TO ENTER: To enter, during the Promotion Period, Participants must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with an attachment containing one (1) original design, created by the Participant, for a t-shirt design (“Entry”) with the theme of the 30th Anniversary of Linux (the “Theme”). The Entry must comply with the Design Guidelines set forth on the Linux Foundation website at bit.ly/Linux30thTShirt (the “Design Guidelines”). Participants are urged to be creative in creating their Entries.
VOTING/FINALIST SELECTION: As described above, the Review Committee will select the three (3) Finalist Entries from among the eligible Entries. The Finalist Entries will be available for voting during the Voting Period via a process that will be posted to the Website prior to the beginning of the Voting Period. During the Voting Period, eligible individuals 18+ may vote one (1) time for an Entry they feel best represents the theme of the 30th Anniversary of Linux (“Vote”). Entrants are welcome to share the Promotion with friends, family and known contacts to urge them to Vote for their Entry; HOWEVER, PLEASE DO NOT ENGAGE IN PHISHING OR SPAMMING. If it is discovered that a voter voted more than the permissible number of times or if Sponsor has reason to believe that a Participant and/or voter is engaging in cheating, fraud, or deception, or that the online voting/Votes result from spamming, phishing, robotic, script, are not authentic (i.e. not from a real person), or have otherwise been manipulated, or are contrary to these Official Rules (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), all of the Votes cast by or on behalf of such entrant and/or voter may be voided and, in Sponsor’s discretion, the Entry for which such voter has voted may be disqualified from the Promotion at any time without notice. All decisions of Sponsor in regard to the foregoing shall be binding and final. Vote totals displayed on the Website are unofficial until the Votes are reviewed by Sponsor to ensure eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules and a final Vote tally is officially announced by Sponsor.
SELECTION OF WINNERS: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected based on the Finalist Entry that receives the most number of eligible Votes. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than the stated number of Finalist Entries or winners in its reasonable discretion due, for example, to insufficient eligible and qualified Entries.
In the event of a tie at any time, the tie will be broken (among all tied Finalist Entries) by Sponsor in accordance with Sponsor’s determination, in its absolute discretion, of the (tied) Finalist Entry that best represents the Theme. In the event any Participant is disqualified, forfeits the opportunity to continue in the Promotion, or is otherwise unable or unwilling to participate, an alternate Entry chosen by the Review Committee may be designated as an alternate Finalist, and/or the Finalist Entry with the next highest number of Votes may be designated as the Grand Prize winner, as applicable. Participant may enter up to a maximum of three (3) different Entries, but each Entry must be materially different (as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion). The number of Votes, location and/or prominence of an Entry does not indicate eligibility, accuracy of Vote count, or standing. Any Entry that does not include content required herein, does not (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) appear to be submitted in good-faith, or that fails to follow all steps and include all other information required herein may be disqualified. If Sponsor’s product and/or brand is featured and/or mentioned in the Entry it must be featured truthfully and appropriately, or else Entry will be immediately disqualified.
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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. In order for your entry to be eligible, your Entry MUST NOT do any of the following:
- Promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message;
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- Contain trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind including, but not limited to clothing or food/drinks with visible brand names or logos without permission, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
- Contain copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, mobile, music, or other media) without permission;
- Contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission;
- Communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and
Without limiting the foregoing, Entries will be disqualified if Sponsor believes the Entry is not in the spirit of the Promotion, is not compliant with the Design Guidelines, is not otherwise compliant herewith, or will have a detrimental impact on Sponsor, this Promotion, or any of Sponsor’s brand, products or services. Furthermore, if an Entry, for any reason whatsoever, garners or contains comments that are unpleasant, distasteful, nasty or otherwise inappropriate for the Sponsor community, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify Entry/Participant and remove any such Entry. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an online Participant, the authorized account holder of the email address used in connection with the Entry will be deemed to be the Participant, provided eligible.
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GRAND PRIZE (1)/Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): one (1) prize package for Grand Prize winner to attend one (1) of the following scheduled in-person, live Linux Foundation conferences, including admission ticket for one (1) of the following conferences (ARV: USD $1,000), together with expenses up to USD $4,000 to cover airfare and hotel for up to four (4) nights (ARV: USD $4,000):
- Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference 2021
- Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America 2022
- Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference Japan 2022
- Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2022
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Meals and all other costs, fees and expenses of attending the conference, as well as transportation and lodging costs in excess of USD $4,000, are not included as part of this prize and are the winner’s sole responsibility, cost and expense.
The Grand Prize winner’s attendance at the selected conference will be contingent upon the Grand Prize winner’s compliance with all requirements to attend the selected conference, including without limitation (due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic) all applicable health and safety requirements.
Limit ONE (1) prize per Participant. Prize award is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right not to award a prize to any Participant for any reason if doing so would not be in the spirit of the Promotion, or if it may adversely affect the business reputation or goodwill, or have a detrimental impact on Sponsor, any other Promotion Entity, this Contest, or any of their respective brands, products or services as determined by Sponsor in its absolute discretion. All prize awards are contingent upon verification of potential winners and Entry, confirmation of their eligibility to receive a prize, and compliance with these Official Rules. Prize winners must be able to accept the prize in its entirety or not at all, or else prize may be forfeited (in Sponsor’s absolute discretion). Prizes will not be replaced if lost, stolen, misplaced, or destroyed.
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