Creative Freedom Art Challenge Info & Guidelines

Originally published at: Creative Freedom Art Challenge Info & Guidelines – Fedora Community Blog

We welcome you (yes, you!) to join in an Art Challenge hosted by the Creative Freedom Summit and Fedora Design Team!

How to Participate

  • The Art Challenge will run from June 1st through June 30th. The theme of this challenge is Open Source Super Hero. Create a piece of art inspired by the theme using Free Software.
  • Use the hashtag #CreativeFreedomChallenge on Twitter, Mastodonv(Fediverse), Instagram, or TikTok. We also encourage you to use the hashtags #CreativeFreedomSummit and #OpenSourceSuperhero. The Summit team will be watching these hashtags and reposting as we are able. Optionally, tag the Fedora Design or Fedora accounts on each of these platforms:
  • Post to the Art Challenge thread created by this post on Fedora Discussion. This requires a free Fedora account, which you can create using the Fedora Accounts system. At the end of the month, anyone who posts to this thread with a submission will receive a Fedora Badge! (Not sure what Badges are? Check out the Fedora Badges page to learn more.)

Connect with other Creatives

How to join Element/Matrix

To join the Creative Freedom Summit Element/Matrix channel, a Matrix network account is required. If you don’t already have an account you can create one via Element’s Create Account page. Element offers free desktop or mobile apps to join the summit. Element also offers a web app that allows you to join from your browser. There are additional ways to access Matrix, but the Summit team recommends Element as it provides the best experience for our platform setup.


All submissions or contributions:

  • Must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. Just because a work is licensed with a Creative Commons license does not mean it is free to use (make sure you provide attribution to artists that license their work with a CC Attribution clause.)
  • May post on another artist behalf with the consent and approval of the author or creator.
  • Are thereby licensed to the public for reuse under CC BY-SA unless specifically identified as being licensed by another Fedora approved open source license.
  • No AI generated images

Subject matter:

  • Must not contain brand names or trademarks of any kind
  • Must not contain material that is inappropriate, offensive, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous
  • No sexually explicit or provocative subject matter
  • No images of weapons or violent imagery
  • No alcohol, smoking, or drug use imagery
  • Must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
  • Must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in the jurisdiction where the work is created
  • No religious, political, or nationalist imagery (including flags)

Works in Progress and Self promotion:

  • Feel free to share a link to your portfolio or designs on your submissions, we are here to get to know each other and share! We request that you please do not spam the hashtags or Discussion thread with excessive self promotion. Any such posts on Discussion will be moderated.
  • We encourage you to share “works in progress” or “WIP”. Please limit the number of WIP posts to once a day so that you are not spamming the hashtag or Discussion thread. Replies to feedback with revisions are okay!

I shared the post on Mastodon. I’m not a graphic artist, but I hope to see many participate!

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Thanks for helping promote the challenge, @claude! :tada:

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WIP - First time I used penpot and not too sure where it will get me but here is my (1st) scribble/experiment (yes he is lacking colour, details etc but it’s fun) … still looking for a name though.
(thought I’ll share and maybe some will join in)


I guees im a bit late to the party, just come up here again not long time ago busy with everyday things.

anyway here is my submission, hope it will liven up this thread a bit :slight_smile:

and as the work title implies, you can grab the source svg file (here)
then you can open it with inkscape & made your own OD penguins :bluethumb:

if you are interested on my other design, im usually hangout in “water cooler category”


I don’t have a name or background or anything. I did finally draw something.


Drawing is not my thing, I hope it counts to use Blender for this Challenge.
I added a comic texture (Spiderverse texture) to make it look more like a drawing.
I present to you the “Fedora: Blue Freedom Frame” or “Fedora BFF” for short.


Hey artists! Thank you for participating in the the Art Challenge June 2023 :tada:

We awarded badges to those who submitted, but it looks like some folks have yet to sign into badges. Please sign in to Badges using your Fedora Account credentials and we can award you the badge :smile:

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When I made my superhero I wanted to give her a robot penguin sidekick but didn’t get a chance before the end of the month.

Are you wondering what she would look like with a regular penguin sidekick? Well I drew that first to get the form right.

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