Anyone (except members of the judging panel) may participate in this open challenge that starts on Friday February 12th, 2010. The rules are simple:
Plasmoids will be judged based on the following criteria:
The prizes up for grabs are really exciting:
In addition to these over-all prizes, three bragging-rights titles are up for grabs:
In addition, contestants are welcome to ask questions and solicit development advice on #plasma on irc.freenode.net and firstname.lastname@example.org, the official Plasma development mailing list, during the competition. We won't write your Plasmoid for you, but each contestant will have access to the same level of Q&A support that all Plasmoid developers normally have. Helpful reference materials can also be found in the Plasma tutorials section on Techbase as well as in the KDE Examples module.
The judging panel will be comprised of:
Panel members will rate each entry individually in each of the four categories. The scores from the five judges will then be added up to create the final results.
The contest timeline is as follows:
Finally: a huge round of "Thank-You!"s to Nokia for donating the N900, KDE e.V. whose support makes this event possible and Nuno Pinheiro and Sean Wilson for artwork.