Creating an aesthetically pleasing home screen for your phone or tablet has become an art in itself, and an entire ecosystem packed with widgets, themes, wallpapers, launchers, and custom ROMs has built up to support it. Sometimes, it can be tough to find a winning combination of elements to create a beautiful and enduring home screen that provides both form and function.
For this reason, we have decided to open up a call for gorgeous, well-decorated home screens of all shapes and sizes. Each month we will select the very best home screen configurations and completely break them down into their component parts, providing you with all the necessary information to create your own awesome home screen.
Of course, the creator(s) behind the winning home screen(s) will also be rewarded -- with an Android Police t-shirt of their choosing.
How to Win
The rules for this contest are very simple.
Step 1: Upload a screenshot of your home screen to imgur. If you have more than one screen upload a max of 3 pages.
Step 2: Post a link in the comments, and add the name of the ROM you are using (if any), the name of the custom launcher (if any), a list of all your widgets, a list of all the apps in your notification bar, and the name of your wallpaper. You can add whatever other information you feel like, but be sure to provide links to everything. Note: Our comment spam filter is pretty aggressive, so be sure to copy your entire entry into your clipboard. If our system rejects your entry, just post it on G+ or Facebook and paste a link in the comments below.
The winner(s) will be selected by the AP team and notified prior to the publication of the monthly feature. Each month, we will do a complete overview of one winning home screen design, and a brief breakdown of four runners up.
The monthly home screen challenge is open to all users, but in order to receive a free t-shirt, you must live in one of the following countries:
- Korea (Republic)
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- United Kingdom
- United States
To help you get an idea of what we're looking for, and what our monthly break down will look like, check out last month's winning entries.
Of course you're free to get as creative as possible with your entry, as long as the product is a polished, beautiful home screen layout.
Now that you know the rules, start designing! You've got until November 30th to show us your best effort at creating a visually appealing, functional home screen for your device.