In April/May 2014, Sugar Labs held its first annual contest to create background images to be included in the next release of Sugar. It was a opportunity to stimulate kids to be artists, to explore and share, and to be part of a project used by million of kids in the world.
The contest jury — by Artemis Papert, Gary Martin and Manuel Quiñones — selected the following images:
Congratulations to the winners and a warm thanks to all who participated.
How to use the background images
Using rpm package
Download this rpm package sugar-backgrounds-0.102-1.noarch.rpm and then just install it using yum or rpm.
yum localinstall sugar-backgrounds-0.102-1.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh sugar-backgrounds-0.102-1.noarch.rpm
Download and Copy
You need Sugar 0.100 or better to set the background. You can download any of the images and copy them to your "Documents" folder. Then you can go to "My Settings" and select the Background section.
A file containing all the images is available File:Contest.tar.gz
To install it, copy the file in your Documents folder and in the Terminal do:
cd Documents tar xzvf Contest.tar.gz
These images will be available by default in new versions of Sugar.
All the images are licensed as Creative Commons BY-SA (Attribution-ShareAlike)