Submissions now open for the Fedora 30 supplemental wallpapers

Each release, the Fedora Design team works with the community on a set of 16 additional wallpapers. Users can install and use these to supplement the standard wallpaper. Submissions are now open for the Fedora 30 Supplemental Wallpapers, and will remain open until January 31, 2019

Have you always wanted to start contributing to Fedora but don’t know how? Submitting a supplemental wallpaper is one of the easiest ways to start as a Fedora contributor. Keep reading to learn how.

What exactly are the supplemental wallpapers?

Supplemental wallpapers are the non-default wallpapers provided with Fedora. Each release, the Fedora Design team works with the community on a set of 16 additional wallpapers. Users can install and use these to supplement the standard wallpaper.

Dates and deadlines

The submission phase opens November 20, 2018 and ends January 31, 2019 at 23:59 UTC.

Important note: In certain circumstances, submissions during the last hours may not get into the election, if there is no time to do legal research.The legal research is done by hand and very time consuming. Please help by following the guidelines correctly and submit only work that has a correct license.

The voting will open February 5, 2019 and will be open until February 25, 2019 at 23:59 UTC.

How to contribute to this package

Fedora uses the Nuancier application to manage the submissions and the voting process. To submit, you need an Fedora account. If you don’t have one, you can create one here. To vote you must have membership in another group such as cla_done or cla_fpca.

For inspiration you can look to former submissions and the  previous winners. Here are some from the last election:

You may only upload two submissions to Nuancier. In case you submit multiple versions of the same image, the team will choose one version of it and accept it as one submission, and deny the other one.

Previously submissions that were not selected should not be resubmitted, and may be rejected. Creations that lack essential artistic quality may also be rejected.

Denied submissions into Nuancier count. Therefore, if you make two submissions and both are rejected, you cannot submit more. Use your best judgment for your submissions.


You can also earn badges for contributing. One badge is for an accepted submission. Another badge is awarded if your submission is a chosen wallpaper. A third is awarded if you participate in the voting process. You must claim this badge during the voting process, as it is not granted automatically.

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  1. svsv sarma

    I always prefer a clean, very simple and aesthetic Desk Top which consumes less memory. Any way, Desk Top is not always visible during work. So I stick to the default wallpaper unique to Fedora. Supplemental wallpapers are welcome for a change, look but they should be less distracting. Let us see what the design team
    offers this time. So welcome design team for fedora 30!

  2. Ricardo Piellet

    I usually use the standard wallpaper. It is important to say that I really like both the wallpaper of version 28 and
     from the wallpaper of version 29. The wall papers are original, discrete, and so on. The first experience I had was with Fedora 21, and at the time I also kept the original wallpaper. At the time of the 21st, I felt unable to be a user, I was kind of scared, thinking that only the developers would be able to use Linux. Luckily I gave myself another chance, and when I came back the release version was between the days 27 and 28. And I must confess: maybe I’m wrong but either my neurons have improved or the interaction is more friendly. I am very happy with the good functioning of the system as a whole and although I do not understand anything about programming, I already feel useful to send error reports.
    Another thing: I was impressed with the automatic update from 28 to 29, it was a very good surprise!
    The Fedora Community really is to be congratulated!
    P.S .: I do not speak English, I’m using Google Translate, which I believe is a great tool and I hope the message I write is well understood.

  3. barryb

    OHH my, This should be fun!!!. I wonder if cold weather submition might get a chance!

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