Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: Join in!

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The monthly wallpaper series was first launched in early 2008, back in the time when we started searching for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Since then, we’ve had remarkable desktop wallpapers1 designed by various artists from all around the globe. It would be our pleasure, dear readers, for you to share your artworks with all of us and we heartily welcome you to join in the monthly wallpaper submissions here on Smashing Magazine!

How Do I Participate? Link

To get started, please read the Smashing Wallpaper Guidelines42 first.

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The Smashing Wallpaper Guidelines42 provide you with all the information you need to know!

What Do We Expect? Link

Please feel free to browse through our selection of desktop wallpapers5 to get the idea behind what is needed to get featured on Smashing Magazine. Please consider that not every wallpaper will be published as we’ll carefully analyze each work and will select only those wallpapers which have the most creative and artistic potential.

In order to be featured, the wallpapers need to send a message across — not simply some sort of advertising. We are sure that you would be quite proud if you knew that a great number of people across the globe are using your desktop wallpaper on their computers!

Wallpaper Screenshot6
A desktop wallpaper from one of our old collections7

The wallpapers are published in the beginning of every month. Notice that we respect the ideas and motivation behind each and every artist and their work which is why we give you the full freedom to explore your creativity through your artwork. And this is also why the theme of the wallpaper isn’t anyhow influenced by us, but designed from scratch all by yourself!

Feel free to design bold, intriguing, crazy, personal, but creative, unusual and absolutely stunning wallpapers.

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/tag/wallpapers/
  2. 2 http://provide.smashingmagazine.com/Smashing-Magazine-Wallpaper-Guidelines.pdf
  3. 3 http://provide.smashingmagazine.com/Smashing-Magazine-Wallpaper-Guidelines.pdf
  4. 4 http://provide.smashingmagazine.com/Smashing-Magazine-Wallpaper-Guidelines.pdf
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/tag/wallpapers/
  6. 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/12/really-stunning-desktop-wallpapers/
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/12/really-stunning-desktop-wallpapers/

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  1. 1

    You’re design work is amazing, I am loving the wallpapers – I’m probably no match tho ;-(

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  2. 2

    Good Idea.. So the readers can also participate with the SM Journey

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  3. 3

    Excellent idea! I’ll definetely join.

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  4. 4

    Sounds awesome! Hopefully I can find some time.

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  5. 5

    Sounds great will give some of my wallpapers a go.

    cheers

    jon

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  6. 6

    Hopefully I’ll get a free afternoon to submit something.

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  7. 7

    Great idea, I won’t miss the contest this time!

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    Rules Ever-M.Senthil Kumar

    March 20, 2008 7:50 am

    Great..I will surely join

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    Cory von Wallenstein

    March 20, 2008 8:20 am

    I don’t suppose there is a specific RSS feed to view the submissions? I didn’t see one…

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    March 20, 2008 10:25 am

    @all who wanted the vector-based version of our logo: we’ve contacted the designer who has created the logo for us — we hope we’ll be able to get a vector-based version as well. However, please notice that the Freehand file is included in the package and is actually a vector-based logo.

    @Cory von Wallenstein: no, there is no specific RSS feed to track the submissions.

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  11. 11

    Look forward to the results.

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  12. 12

    wow..nice…

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  13. 13

    Sounds awesome! I will surely join…

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  14. 14

    Are we allowed to post our entries on our own blog or deviantArt or are they supposed to be Smashing Magazine only downloads?

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    sandie sørensen

    March 24, 2008 11:53 pm

    I’ll try to give it a go too.
    I like the concept!

    I really look forward to seing all the different contributions.

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  16. 16

    Awesome! I’m absolutely going to get busy with this one!

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  17. 17

    will try to participate too.
    cheers.

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  18. 18

    Just sent mine in…. Phantasmagorical!!

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  19. 19

    I’ve just realised how much I admire your comments design and style, the colours and design are very calm and respective to the page content, however your current footer is a bit rough- header is graphical why not the footer?

    I’ll try to enter when I get time too, just one more question:
    Is your site a blog, like run by wordpress or something? It is really cool and I love your site.

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    I was wondering if we can only use the S as a logo, as I tried to design a wallpaper and if I only use the S then it would fit nicely in the overall image and if I use the “smashing magazine” as well then I would need to move it around,

    thanks

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  21. 21

    Count me in! :-)

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  22. 22

    I am in!

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  23. 23

    I’ve been a huge fan of SM wallpapers, expect a submission for December :)

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  24. 24

    Sent them now..wondering if it isn’t too late!

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  25. 25

    I will join and submit my artwork here..thanks man!

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  26. 26

    Instead of participating as an individual, can I participate as a company?

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  27. 27

    It’s really nice..!!!!

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  28. 28

    Can we submit more than one?

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  29. 29

    Great, I love your wallpapers!

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  30. 30

    They’re quite good… Thanks!

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  31. 31

    I just post my wallpapers with calendars for April2009!

    Hope you will enjoy.

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  32. 32

    I’ll give it a try.. even though I don’t think I’ll have a fighting chance against the other SM users. :D

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  33. 33

    Oh! Yeees! Very nice! :)

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  34. 34

    The requirement of having a ‘smashing magazine logo’ dissuades me from using calendar wallpapers as desktop wallpapers. Maybe the requirement could be reconsidered, or possibly the logo placed near edge of wallpaper so as to be unobtrusive. Thanks

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  35. 35

    Cool… :D

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    Cathedral Graphic Design

    July 8, 2009 4:04 pm

    I’m working on mine at the moment – is it still required to have the nocal versions? The calendar is a necessary part of my design grid ^_^ It might look strange with something else in there.

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  37. 37

    My birthday is in August :-)

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  38. 38

    great… i will try to create one to participate!

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  39. 39

    Are you gonna give away prizes for selected entries?

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  40. 40

    Great!

    @ SM: I want to send my wallpapers to you but I didn’t find any link or email address to send my work for feature from two hours, please help me. Thanks in advance & sorry for my bad english.

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  41. 41

    Fantastic idea- I love getting my desktop images from this site every month but I live in Australia and it seems they all relate to American Public holidays/ weather etc. Can someone please come up with somthing that related to Australia! :) Cheers

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    will surely join

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  43. 43

    Just found out this… will send a design for december ;)

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  44. 44

    would be nice to add 1024×600 for netbooks… I always struggle to find good wallpapers for my netbook.

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  45. 45

    Very nice! I’m in!

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  46. 46

    hmm I’m still confused how to join..

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  47. 47

    Great Idea – Need to have our creative juices flowing:-)
    Can I still join the contest and what is the last date of submission?

    thanks

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  48. 48

    wow, breathtaking. keep up good work, folks! you are one of a kind!

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  49. 49

    hello every one where can I change my avatar……^ ^

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  50. 50

    Excellent magazine and terrific idea! Since found, I use these wallpapers monthly. Hope to join in soon!

    Q: Which FORMAT do I use to include the wallpapers in the Submission Email?

    1- Email a ‘.zip’ file containing the wallpapers.
    2- Email a link to download the ‘.zip’ file containing the wallpapers.
    3- Email with links to download each wallpaper.

    The ‘.zip’ containing all wallpapers could exceed a providers email attachment size limit. :(

    A: ?

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