I’m pleased to announce that we’re officially taking submissions for our Moodle 2.0 Theme Contest. Since full contest rules and selection criteria can be found on the contest page, I won’t bother repeating that information here. I will say, though, that we’re giving away a new 16GB Wi-Fi iPad to the contest winner, which will be announced on July 16, 2010.
The goals of this competition are to:
- encourage community members to learn the new Moodle 2.0 theme engine. A lot (everything) has changed in the way themes are rendered from 1.x to 2.0. Every theme created for Moodle 1.x will have to be recoded for 2.0. We need an active and knowledgeable community of theme developers to ensure the successful use of this new and powerful theme engine.
- highlight how great Moodle 2.0 can look by selecting 20 themes to be included inside every Moodle 2.0 download. The new theme engine provides developers with a lot more flexibility than they had with Moodle 1.x.
- Spark innovation through competition. I think the 2.0 release represents a great opportunity to increase the appeal of Moodle by allowing developers to create a more diverse collection of themes. Let’s make Moodle beautiful together!
If you have any questions about the contest, please feel free to post them in our new Support Community Forums. We’re always happy to help out.
I look forward to seeing what the community can create. Good luck!