More then a month ago Fedora called for submissions for the supplemental wallpaper package for Fedora 23. We got a lot of submissions this time. In fact, we broke all our previous records, with 199 submissions. We had 73 different participants who submitted to the contest. Many of them were first time contributors.

To all our contributors, thank you. And remember, you’re winners even if your wallpaper was not among the top selections! You’ve made your first contribution to Fedora, so congratulations and we hope you continue to contribute.

Unfortunately, though, we also broke also the record for rejections. Most were due to a trademark logo in the image, or image manipulations without evidence of proper licensing from an original source photo. This meant we couldn’t take these images for use as free content.

We had to reject 42 submissions, and so 157 photos ended up in the pool for voting. It wasn’t an easy task for 97 voters to select 16 of these, especially since the quality overall was very high. If you want to know more about the results, Nuancier provides a page with statistics about the voting process.

And now to the winners!

We’ll have these beautiful wallpapers in Fedora 23:

Fedora23 Supplemental Wallpapers