KDE Visual Design Group/Plasma 5.16 Wallpaper Competition

Submit your designs to ... [LINK TO FORUM POST GOES HERE]


  1. Your design must be original and created specifically for the contest
  2. Your design must be released under a copyleft license (CC By, CC By-SA), into the public domain or equivalent (CC0)
  3. Even if your work is not picked as the default wallpaper, your submission may still be included in with Plasma's 5.16 or future releases
  4. You can submit up to 3 entries
  5. Image files must be PNG and preferably be accompanied by the source files in a non-proprietary format (Inkscape compatible SVG, blend, kra, xfc, etc.)
  6. The minimum size for your submission is 4K (3840x2160), although 5K (5120x2880) is preferred
  7. Members of KDE's Visual Design Group (VDG) will decide the winner. The decision of the VDG is final
  8. The organisers will disqualify and erase any entry that is racist, sexist, demeaning or inappropriate in any way. Disqualifications and deletions are final and cannot be recurred.
  9. Deadline for submissions is midnight (UTC) 29th of May 2019.


Slimbook has stepped up and is offering a Slimbook One as a prize.

Help and Feedback

You can ask the VDG for help and feedback any time during the competition! Just join the #kde-vdg channel on Matrix or the freenode IRC channel (which is bridged to the VDG Telegram room, if you prefer Telegram).

Previous Wallpapers for Inspiration

Previous wallpapers, made by the artist Kem Vernette, can be found on this page. This is just meant to help you design the wallpaper, and following the style is not mandatory. Here are the most recent ones:

Plasma 5.14: Cluster

Plasma 5.13: Kokkini

Plasma 5.11: Opal

Plasma 5.10: Cascade

Plasma 5.9: Canopée

Current Entries

This page was last edited on 1 June 2019, at 19:13. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.