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Published on October 13, 2008 By Zoomba In WinCustomize News

Welcome to the fourth bi-annual GUI Championships!  The GUI's is the ultimate Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI) competition.  Graphics designers from around the world will be competing in three primary GUI categories; WindowBlinds, Icons and Animated Wallpapers.  This year's competition has a prize pool of nearly $15,000 with prizes from AMD/ATI, Wacom, Corel, TechSmith, DeviantArt and WinCustomize!

Starting today, October 14th, 2008, skinners will be able to submit their work to the competition website (http://www.guichamps.com/), with the first events being judged in mid-November, and the overall "Best Skinner" crowned in late December.  The deadline for all submissions is December 14th, 2008.

The 2008 GUI Champs is brought to you by the following sponsors:

This year, there are some outstanding prizes up for grabs across 11 separate events.  The top skinner from the 2008 GUI Championships will win a Wacom Cintiq!  Here is what skinners can get their hands on in this year's competition:

  • A Wacom Cintiq 12WX Graphics Tablet/Display
  • Sapphire Radeon HD4850 512 MB Video Cards
  • Corel PainterX
  • CorelDRAW X4 
  • TechSmith SnagIt
  • TechSmith Camtasia Studio
  • DeviantArt Subscriptions
  • ObjectDesktop 2008
  • WinCustomize Subscriptions
  • Cash & More!

Fire up those graphics programs and get started!  Take a shot at being crowned one of the best skinners in the entire community.

For complete rules, schedule and prizes, please visit www.GUIChamps.com  


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on Oct 13, 2008
Good luck everyone!   
on Oct 13, 2008

Good luck to all the folks that submit skins for the GUIC. 

I expect that when it comes down for the community to vote that it will not be all that easy.

on Oct 13, 2008

Have fun, guys...

on Oct 13, 2008
Great to hear! Good luck everyone! BTW, the new submission system is way too cool than the wc current one!
on Oct 14, 2008

In another thread it is mentioned that Stardock employees are not allowed to play along. My question is, how far does this stretch as I know of a couple skinners that were subcontracted skins for Stardock. Do these people fall under the Stardock envelope even though they don't work directly for Stardock?

 

Also, I made a second team Skinfu by accident. Can someone please remove it. Thanks. and sorry didn't see the list until after I made the team.

on Oct 14, 2008

In another thread it is mentioned that Stardock employees are not allowed to play along. My question is, how far does this stretch as I know of a couple skinners that were subcontracted skins for Stardock. Do these people fall under the Stardock envelope even though they don't work directly for Stardock?

I believe they said only full-time employees were disqualified from entering.

on Oct 14, 2008
Good luck to everyone!   
on Oct 14, 2008

I believe they said only full-time employees were disqualified from entering.

Thanks BB, Thats good to know. I still wish Stardock employees were allowed as it would really make for the best competittion but I get it. At least I don't have to listen to that Maxstyle team whine about losing their leader.

on Oct 14, 2008
Eligibility rules:

The 2008 GUI Championships is open to users from all around the globe.  There are three primary requirements to be eligible to participate in the competition:
  • You must be a legal adult in your country of residence (i.e. 18+ in the United States)
  • You must have an account on GUIChamps.com (or a general Stardock.net account) in good-standing
  • You are not a full-time employee of any of the following companies:
    • Stardock
    • AMD
    • Corel
    • Wacom
    • DeviantArt

on Oct 14, 2008

Full-time employees can not compete.  However, contractors and freelance artists who do projects from time to time are allowed.

on Oct 14, 2008
At least I don't have to listen to that Maxstyle team whine about losing their leader.
This was covered in an earlier thread also. We knew the great one wouldn't be dq'd.  
on Oct 14, 2008

woo hoo.. goodies to play with !!

on Oct 14, 2008

Shouldnt the guic site actually be functioning correctly? Maybe its just me but some of it seems completely borked still?

 

on Oct 15, 2008

Shouldnt the guic site actually be functioning correctly? Maybe its just me but some of it seems completely borked still?

Could you be more specific?  Saying "it's broken" doesn't help at all.

As of right now, uploading, downloading and comment posting work, so we've got the major bases covered.  The rest are just tweaks here and there.

on Oct 16, 2008
I've tried my hand at skinning several times, but I guEss it wasn't meant to be, but I'd just like to say to all you wonderful skinners out there; Good luck to all and most importantly...HAVE FUN GUYS.        
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