Feb 11, 2010

Linux Foundation Announces 2010 "We're Linux" Video Contest

Ones again The Linux Foundation has launched it's "We're Linux" contest. Last years 5 finalists were selected amongst the 90 videos submitted from Penguinistas worldwide. The winning video What Does it Mean to Be Free was an inspirational piece that communicated the ideals of the open source operating system.

The 2010 contest is calling all community members and amateur filmmakers to share with the public what a 30-60 second Linux-focused spot for the Super Bowl might look like. This theme is not a requirement for entry; however, videos that can demonstrate the benefits of Linux to the general public are likely to receive more community votes. The submissions should aim to inspire people to use Linux, create conversations among the public, and convey the power and ideals of Linux.

If you want enter the 2010 contest, there's a few rules you have to follow:
• Contest is open to anyone over 18
• Contest winner to be decided by community rankings and a panel of judges chosen by the Linux Foundation
• Each video needs to be between 30 - 60 seconds in length
• Each video cannot include copyrighted material or have illegal or offensive content; this is up to the LF to decide
• The contest opens Feb 4 and will close at midnight pacific on April 4.

The winner will be determined by a combination of online community ranking and a panel of judges and the winner will be announced on April 14, 2010.

To submit your video, please register here. If you're already registered, upload your video here.

For more information on the contest rules and guidelines, please visit: http://video.linuxfoundation.org/

1 comment:

  1. Are you entering?

    I think i might give it a shot. Annoyingly this contest has totally ruined a similar 'semi-viral' thing i was planning for Lucid's release - it included the line "we're ubuntu" >_<