Lubuntu Hirsute Hippo 21.04 Artwork Contest

Lubuntu Hirsute Hippo 21.04 Artwork Contest

The Lubuntu Team is pleased to announce we are running a Hirsute Hippo artwork competition, giving you, our community, the chance to submit, and get your favorite wallpapers for both the desktop and the greeter/login screen (SDDM) included in the Lubuntu 21.04 release.

Show Your Artwork

To enter, simply post your image into this thread on our Discourse forum.

We will close this thread on February 25th, 2021 and the judging will begin. No late submissions will be accepted.

The artwork selection committee will select the finalists for the Lubuntu Members to vote on.

Two selected images will be readily seen in Lubuntu 21.04, one will become the main wallpaper as with prior releases, another different image will be used for greeter/login (SDDM background).


There are a few rules though. Please make sure you are happy to submit your work under these rules before you post it. Posting your images here indicates acceptance of the rules.


The images you upload must be yours. If you see an image which you know to be misrepresented please flag it and we will take care of it.


Please don’t upload the full-size image to discourse. Large images will slow down this thread so please use smaller images here. In due course, we will contact submitters for access to finalist images, which should be at least 2560×1600. As before, if your requested full-size image isn’t received in time (to be packaged), it won’t be included.


As previously mentioned, the final image size should be at least 2560×1600 pixels. Images much smaller than this won’t scale up well. Equally, images with a lot of compression artifacts won’t look good. Your image won’t be accepted if the quality is low.


Personal watermarks should be removed. Acceptable watermarks include the “Lubuntu” name, Lubuntu logo, “Hirsute Hippo” release name, and “21.04” release version. Any images with other watermarks will not be accepted. Watermarks should be kept small and unobtrusive to the image.


Your image(s) must be licensed under the CC BY-SA 4.06 or CC BY 4.03 license. If you do not specify a license in your post then we will assume that you are licensing the image under the CC BY-SA 4.0. By entering the competition you are agreeing to these license terms.

There is more information available here:

You can share your artistic talent with all the Lubuntu users!

If you have other ways that you would like to contribute your artwork to the Lubuntu Project, please contact us in our development channel.

Get snapping & adding your submissions here.

Additional note: If your image is smaller than 2560×1600 and is so great you feel it should be considered, submit it anyway with a note on what resolution can be supplied. We may decide it’s so good we must include it as well.


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Hey there! First post here but I thought I’d drop off a few that I put together. They’re similar in concept to each other, but I can tune different elements of them according to suggestions. Licensed CC BY-SA 4.0, and I can also provide PXD files if the team would like to make edits of their own! :smiley:

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(Forgot to post the attachments!) The actual images are all 5184x3186, but these are scaled for the sake of upload capacity as well as courtesy to other thread viewers.



Thanks for your submissions!


Another submission, unbranded general wallpaper. (Scaled and compressed for the forum, original image is considerably higher quality and resolution.)


Nice composition and love the color but I bet @Lenny would probably prefer blue :laughing:


Hi! To find out what I can do, say @lenny display help.


Haha, this is true! I think I can make that work! :smiley:


Oooh I like that shade, too!

OH and guess who else is pleased? :lenny:, of course!


Those are nice @schykle! :lenny: has good taste.


A couple of shots from a recent day trip. Wanted to submit these as well.


Thank you for the additional submissions.

I like them, it’s late in the day (for me) & they are peaceful, just what I need right now.

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Thanks again for all the submissions!