Co-Conference Logo Competition for 2020

The LibreOffice and openSUSE communities will have a joint conference next year in Nuremberg, Germany, and for this special co-conference, we are having a logo competition. The dates of the event are still being finalized, but there are some things we can do beforehand. 

A logo is essential for the conference and we want to visualize both communities during this co-conference as LibreOffice will celebrate its 10-year anniversary and openSUSE will celebrate its 15-year anniversary during the conference. 

You have seen both the openSUSE Conference logo and LibOCon logo change over the years. For this unique co-conference, we would like to have a unique logo reflecting both communities in one logo.

The competition is open now and ends on January 17, 2020. The organising team will send a “Mystery Box” as an appreciation for the best logo designed. This year, logo will be voted on by the organizers of the conference.

Deadline: 17 January 2020 UTC 13:00

Announcement of winner: 1 February 2020 at FOSDEM

The Rules of the Contest are as follows:

  • The logo should be licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0 and allow everyone to use the logo without attribution (BY) if your work is used as the logo of LibOCon/oSC20. Note that the attribution is going to be shown on the conference website.
  • Design must be original and should not include any third party materials.
  • Both monochromes and color formats are essential for submission.
  • Submissions must be in SVG format.
  • Design should reflect the LibreOffice and openSUSE communities.
  • The logo should avoid the following things:
    • Brand names or trademarks of any kind.
    • Illustrations that may be considered inappropriate, offensive, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libellous.
    • Sexually explicit or provocative images.
    • Violence or weapons.
    • Alcohol, tobacco, or drug use imagery.
    • Discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
    • Bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against groups or individuals.
    • Religious, political, or nationalist imagery.
  • The logo should follow the LibreOffice Branding Guidelines and the openSUSE Project Trademark Guidelines.
  • The branding guidelines will be helpful to design your logo (optional).

Please submit your design to with the following entries:

  • Subject: Co-Conference Logo Design 2020  – [your name]
  • Your name and mail address to contact
  • A document about philosophy of the design (txt or pdf)
  • Vector file of the design with SVG format ONLY (created in eg LibreOffice Draw, Inkscape or another tool)
  • Bitmap of design in attachment — image size: 256*256 px at least, PNG format
  • File size less than 512 KB

The co-conference organizing team will decide on the logos, which is subject to the conditions that the logo meets all the requirements. The final decision will be made by the co-conference organizing team and it may not be the highest scored design.

We look forward to seeing your designs!

(Note: The LibOCon logo competition should not be confused with the LibreOffice 10th anniversary logo contest, which will be announced separately via our blog – stay tuned for more…)

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