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Promo/Plasma 5.18 Video Competition

Submit your videos to the subforum we have set up for the competition.


  1. There are two categories: Plasma and Applications.
  2. The deadline for submissions is midnight (UTC) on 15/01/2020. The winners will be selected on 22/01/2020.
  3. Your video must be original and created specifically for the contest
  4. Your video can be a teaser or a release announcement video (see below)
  5. Your video must be released to KDE under a copyleft license (CC By, CC By-SA), or released into the public domain or equivalent (CC0)
  6. Even if your work does not win, your submission may still be used to promote KDE's software
  7. You can submit up to 3 entries for each category
  8. Videos files must be in MP4, WEBM or OGV format, and accompanied by the source files and resources (music, clips, etc.) in a non-proprietary format (kdenlive, blend, etc.) and under a FLOSS license. They can be hosted by any third-party service such as Youtube.
  9. The minimum size for your submission must be 1080p (1920x1080) and be maximum 2 minutes long.
  10. The organizers 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


A jury made up of members of KDE's Promo group and other Kdenlive community members will judge the videos. At the end of the time given, three finalists per category will be selected for the second round and they will all receive the standard prize offered by Tuxedo. The second round will last one week, during which the judges might ask to tweak some aspects of the videos to make them most suitable for Plasma. At the end of that week, the winning videos will be selected. The two winning videos should belong to two different people. There will be only one winning video per category, but even if your work is not picked as the default wallpaper, your submission may still be used by KDE. The decision of the jury is final.


The prizes, sponsored by our friends at Tuxedo Computers, are going to be:

  1. Plasma Video: TUXEDO Gaming PC

This PC features a powerful Intel core i7, 16GB of RAM, 250GB NVMe SSD, 2TB HDD and a Nvidia GTX1050Ti.

  1. Applications Video: TUXEDO InfinityBox

This PC features an Intel core i3, 16GB of RAM and 250GB of SSD. Thanks to its solid aluminium housing and the compact dimensions of approx. 20x22cm, it looks very elegant, fits anywhere standing or lying down and is also extremely robust. This means that it fits perfectly in every office, but also in the living room. You can check it out here.


Furthermore, Tuxedo offers an additional prize for the finalists whose video do not win. The packages will vary, but they will all include:

  1. A KDE baseball cap
  2. A plush Tux
  3. KDE stickers
  4. A frozen glass coffee mug
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Help and Feedback

You can ask the Promo team for help and feedback any time during the competition! Just join the Promo Video channel on Matrix.

Also check out the discussion in the [competition's subforum] to get tips and feedback.

Previous Videos for Inspiration

Previous videos, made by the the promo team, can be found on KDE's PeerTube channel. This is just meant to inspire you in the creative process, but following the same style is not mandatory.

Here some of the most popular videos we have put out recently:


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{{#ev:youtube|T-29hJUxoFQ|"Plasma 5.16"|center}} {{#ev:youtube|vzfZgVywscw|"Plasma 5.17"|center}} {{#ev:youtube|1keUASEvIvE|"Applications 19.04"|center}} {{#ev:youtube|1Zw5m6pd66s|"Applications 19.08"|center}}

Current Entries

Start here!

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