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Last Updated: November 23rd, 2011

Following up on the success of our 404 design and banner design contests, we've decided to run another creative giveaway, graciously sponsored by NVIDIA and Philips. Personally, I think the creative contests are always the best - we get beautiful graphic assets and designs, and our talented readers get a platform on which to showcase their skills and creative abilities. Besides all that, looking through the entries is always a good time.

The Contest

This time around, we're looking for static wallpapers. Specifically, we're looking for well-designed, versatile wallpapers that are clearly related to Android Police - think of it as designing the official AP wallpaper.

Your entries should be creative, visually appealing, eye-catching, and formatted to various screen resolutions (which are listed below). We want to see the most creative designs our readers can come up with, so the design parameters are wide open.

General Guidelines

Here are a few tips on how to ensure your entry is viable:

  • Upload your entries to imgur.com and post a link (or links) here in the comments. Be sure to include your real email address in the comment form so we can contact you. Please also be sure to save your original file for us (preferably in PSD format).
  • You can submit as many entries as you like (within reason).
  • Try to avoid using existing AP art work, as it is always subject to change. Give us a timeless design.
  • You may or may not include copy (including our official slogan - Looking after all things Android), that's up to you.
  • You may enter with only one wallpaper resolution below. Keep in mind, however, that we'd love it if you submitted more sizes. Try to avoid uploading ALL the sizes at once however, until you've gotten some positive comment feedback.
  • On that note, the winner of the contest must submit their design in ALL the specified formats, together with their PSD counterparts, before the prize is shipped.
  • You may only include graphics (including photos, clip art, etc.) that you have created entirely by yourself, or those which fall under a Creative Commons License. Any entry containing copyrighted work(s) or apparent derivatives thereof will be disqualified. We have to stress this point, as we absolutely can't use works with copyrighted material.
  • Stay away from designs that are focused around a single photographic image. We want unique designs, not high-res photos.
  • If you would like to use the same font we use in the AP logo, you can find it here: XSCALE.

Suggested Resolutions

As mentioned above, the winner of the contest will be required to provide assets in all of the formats listed below (and corresponding PSD files), but only one of these is necessary for entry. This may be a rather long list, but including these formats will ensure that many people can grace their devices with your gorgeous design when the contest is over.

Each phone/tablet resolution listed below should accommodate swiping between screens. If you can't decide which resolution to start with, use 960x800 - that's the scrollable version of 480x800.

Phones

Tablets

Desktops

  • 1440x1280
  • 960x800
  • 1920x1408
  • 1280x1024
  • 1680x1050
  • 1920x1080

The Prizes

This time, we have two prizes up for grabs.

Sony Tablet S

First is a brand new Sony Tablet S. The S is a formidable, unique entry into the bevvy of Honeycomb and NVIDIA powered tablets out there, bringing a visually intriguing, lightweight form factor, all the Tegra 2 power you've come to love, and even IR remote capabilities to the table (or tablet - take your pick). Here's a more complete look at what the Tablet S has in store under its slender frame:

  • Android 3.1 Honeycomb
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-Core Processor at 1GHz
  • 9.4" display with TruBlack technology (1280x800 resolution)
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Bluetooth Capability
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5MP Rear Camera and .3MP Front Shooter

SGPT111USS SGPT111USS_1 SGPT111USS_3

Philips Fidelio AS851

Our second place winner will receive the Philips Fidelio AS851 stereo dock, which we recently reviewed. The Fidelio is, by all accounts, a powerful audio docking option for your Android handset and provides great sound quality and responsiveness. The dock will accommodate a wide array of Android devices, thanks to its swivel/sliding action. Note: You will receive our review unit, so it won't be brand new.

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Now that everyone is excited, we'll get to the official rules.

The Terms

This contest is now over. We have selected the winners and 25 runners-up - check them out in all their glory here.

This contest begins immediately and will run through next Sunday, November 13th 11:59 p.m., at which point deliberations will begin as to the best design. When winners are chosen, we will notify them via email.

Entry to the contest is open to anyone, but note that we will only ship the prizes to the countries listed in the terms below.

You can submit as many entries as you want, but keep this amount reasonable and refine your submissions before publicizing them.

This contest is for static wallpapers, not live ones. However, if you do submit a mind blowing live wallpaper, we won't disqualify it.

Please Note: All entries become property of Android Police upon submission.

ANDROID POLICE SONY TABLET S CREATIVE CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

1. Eligibility

ANDROIDPOLICE.COM, A CALIFORNIA SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (referred to herein as “Contest Provider”) IS THE PROVIDER OF THIS CONTEST. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, MEXICO, CHILE, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, INDIA, FRANCE, BELGIUM, THE UNITED KINGDOM, LUXEMBOURG, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, SWEDEN, FINLAND, DENMARK, NORWAY, SPAIN, IRELAND, RUSSIA, THE NETHERLANDS, SOUTH KOREA, SOUTH AFRICA, TAIWAN, ITALY, PORTUGAL, SLOVENIA, MALAYSIA, VIETNAM, THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, THE CZECH REPUBLIC, CROATIA, THE UKRAINE, POLAND, BULGARIA, AND HUNGARY WHICH ARE: (i) OVER THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE ON THE DATE REFERENCED BELOW AS THE START DATE FOR THE CONTEST; AND (ii) WHO ARE NOT RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND IN THE UNITED STATES; THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA; OR RESIDENTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN STATES OF VICTORIA, QUEENSLAND OR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY ("ENTRANTS"). If you are under the legal age of majority in your country of residence, but are (i) over the age of 13 years of age and a resident of the United States of America, or a member country of the European Union other than Spain, or the United Kingdom; (ii) who is least 14 years of age and a resident of Spain, the United Kingdom, or Russia; or (iii) who is at least 15 years of age and is a resident of the Republic of Korea; one of your parents or legal guardians must submit a signed, written statement that they have read, understood and agree to these Contest rules with your entry, and that such agreement constitutes acceptance of these Contest rules on behalf of you and themselves. Residents of the State of Rhode Island in the United States, the Province of Quebec in Canada, or Queensland, Victoria, or the Australian Capital Territory in Australia are ineligible for participation in this Contest. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. There is no cost to enter or win. Offer void where prohibited.

2. Disclaimer

Contest Provider will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, or misrouted transmissions or entries; (b) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Contest Provider; or (c) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.

3. Contest Period

The Contest begins November 6th, 2011 at 12:00PM Eastern Time and will continue until November 13th, 2011 at 11:59PM Pacific Time (the "Deadline"). All entries must be received before the Deadline to be eligible to win the Prize.

4. Prizes

Two (2) eligible entrants will be chosen by the Contest Provider as the "Winners," one (1) first place, and one (1) second place. The first place winner will receive the designated first "prize," one (1) Sony Tablet S computing device, estimated retail value $499.99, while the second place winner will receive the designated second "prize," one (1) Philips Fidelio AS851 stereo dock, estimated retail value $99.99. No substitutions or exchanges, cash or otherwise, will be allowed. Prize is not transferable.
The Prize will be provided “as is,” Contest Provider and Prize Provider provide no warranties of any kind, express or implied, including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
Shipment of Prize will be the sole responsibility of Prize Provider. Shipment method and carrier will be selected by Prize Provider. Contest Provider and Prize Provider assume no responsibility for loss of or damage to the prize prior to or during shipment. If the Prize, after shipment, is returned to the Prize Provider as undeliverable or for any other reason, Contest Provider and Prize Provider reserve the right to disqualify the Winner and to designate another Entrant as the Winner.

5. Collection of Information:

The Contest entry requires you to submit a first and last name, email address, and shipping address to meet the Contest’s Eligibility requirements.
If you are a citizen of France and/or any of the other countries whose citizens are eligible for this Contest, and pursuant to French law pertaining to data collection and processing, you are informed that the data collector is AndroidPolice.com, and the data collected will be transferred to the United States of America. Upon request, you will be provided with access to your personal data. To exercise this right, please contact giveaways@androidpolice.com.
The Winner consents to allowing Contest Provider to disclose the following information to Prize Provider for the purpose of awarding the Prize: (1) first and last name, (2) email address, and (3) shipping address. Shipping address must be located in one of the countries or regions listed in the Eligibility section. Failure to provide an address in one of the countries or regions listed in the Eligibility section will result in disqualification from the Contest.

6. General Release of Liability

By entering the Contest, you release the Contest Provider and Prize Provider from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the Prize.

7. Affidavit and Release:

As a condition of being awarded the Prize, the Winner will be required to execute and deliver to Contest Provider a signed Affidavit of Eligibility, which includes an acceptance of these Official Rules and a release of liability. The Affidavit of Eligibility may be submitted by email.

8. Contest and Prize Providers:

Contest provided by Android Police. Prizing provided by NVIDIA. Any questions regarding the Contest should be directed via e-mail to Artem Russakovskii at giveaways@androidpolice.com.

9. Choice of Law:

The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the United States.

10. Miscellaneous:

Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Contest Provider, which are final and binding in all respects. Contest Provider reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, at its discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any entrant's participation in the Contest should any causes beyond Contest Provider’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Contest or Contest Provider otherwise becomes (as determined by its discretion) unable to run the Contest as planned.

With all of that out of the way, fire up your Creative Suite and get designing!

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Barton

    And no resolution for new wave of 720p phones in the chart?

    • http://www.liamspradlin.com Liam Spradlin

      Good call - I've added one to the list.

      • Yorick

        You might want to change that to 1440x1280 instead of 1280x1440. It makes a difference ;)

  • http://paweljonik.net/g+ Pawel Jonik

    Is PSD a must? I'm sure many folks out here would like to participate and don't have/use Windows/Mac and Adobe things

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      It's not a must - but we'll need whatever the original file is you used in whatever program you used.

      • http://mitchs.co Mitch Samuels

        @Pawel If you use Gimp (Me, on Ubuntu), just save it as a .psd. The layers stay in tact, but invisible layers are not preserved.

        Also make a backup .xcf just in case.

        • http://paweljonik.net/g+ Pawel Jonik

          @Mitch: Good point. I Hadn't thought about that.

  • Haim Ifrah

    "All entries become property of Android Police upon submission."... what happened?
    ran out of t-shirts? :D

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Plenty of t-shirts still around, and we'll be glad to do runners-up. This is a level of protection from entrants submitting and then withdrawing their entries after not winning.

  • Erik I Graul

    U can enter with any of the sizes? Or is there a pacific size u prefer? Also i have somethings left over from the last contest. Can i use it? all but what won a runner up I'm sure. One of My design won a runner up on the banner contest...

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      The post specifies that if you want to start with something, you should do 960x800, as that's the scrollable version of 480x800.

      You can use stuff from your previous submissions, don't see why not.

      • Erik I Graul

        k... Thanks man!!!

  • Hal Motley

    Can it be a live wallpaper or does it have to be static?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      These are static wallpapers, not live, although if your LWP submission is mind blowing to win the 1st place, we'll allow it.

  • ryandigweed

    Limit on submissions per person?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      No limits.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    I've run through all initial 14 resolutions and simplified/narrowed down the list to just 6 to make it easier for everyone.

  • Joshua

    I have the worst luck with these things. But here goes.

    http://imgur.com/5l5pV

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Hey, that's not bad. The gradient is pretty visible, so hopefully you can fix it. Also, if you could perhaps consider using the font we use http://www.dafont.com/xscale.font, it might resemble AP more.

      • Joshua

        I'll give it a go. The original doesn't have so much banding. I'll upload a copy to my own server.

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Try uploading as a 24-bit png. If that doesn't help, try Minus.com.

  • http://www.zacharyflategraff.com Zac F

    Greetings fellow Android enthusiasts!

    http://imgur.com/a/1LSXA

    Just some designs, nothing crazy great.

    Best of luck to everyone! :)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Most of them don't seem related to AP at all, they're just cool wallpapers. In the only 2 relevant ones, I just see the AP initials. I'm sorry, but this just won't fly as an entry - they're too generic.

  • Rohan

    Can we get some nice high-res images of the logo?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I'd like to stay away from using any current logos, considering this may change soon.

      • Rohan

        Okay, got it. Thanks.

  • http://varemenos.com/ Varemenos

    Ofc, lets not include Greece. Always the same...

  • Rohan
  • ClinTrojan

    Here is my 1st entry

    Original:
    http://imgur.com/VQdEr

    Green Android:
    http://imgur.com/2xJce

    Good luck everyone and I hope you like these.

  • dan

    http://imgur.com/a/R3b2l
    Email me at Flexdaw@gmail.com
    might make more, or add to it based on responses.

  • http://www.frnas.com Frnas
  • http://mortemtuam.weebly.com/ Alex Hernandez

    OK. I really LOVE entering these AP contests.....I usually do it everytime Art posts one up on G+.....just need to KILL my losing streak LOL.

    In all seriousness....here's my first entry. Good luck to all who enter!

    http://i.imgur.com/MPtqc.jpg

  • colortrilogy

    Best of luck everybody.

    http://imgur.com/YJ4EJ

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I kind of dig it!

  • http://aoisora9x.deviantart.com RougeCrown

    My entry... I feel sorry for my computer, it took 2 hours to render this image.

    http://i.imgur.com/5cXB8.jpg

    • http://www.liamspradlin.com Liam Spradlin

      Wow. That's kind of awesome. Could use a bit more finesse, but I like the idea!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Welcome back, RC :)

      Definitely a good start, but that background is painful. Keep working on it!

  • http://www.zacharyflategraff.com Zac F

    Greetings fellow Android enthusiasts!

    http://imgur.com/a/xJtth

    Just some designs, nothing crazy great.

    Best of luck to everyone! :)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      ?? We already saw these - you posted them above.

  • LaQuann Dawson

    Must they include text, the logo, etc or can it be a wallpaper?

    • http://www.liamspradlin.com Liam Spradlin

      As long as your entry is clearly related to Android Police, (almost) anything goes!

      • LaQuann Dawson

        Wow why is my picture some woman?

        And okay cool thank you !

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Your picture is keyed off your email and comes from Gravatar.com. You must have registered it there before.

  • http://www.dancingondynamite.com SouldrinK

    Went for simple. Best of luck everyone!

    http://imgur.com/JHOjN

  • Patryk

    This is a simple one :)
    http://i.imgur.com/4BLwU.jpg

    And here something i spent some more time
    http://i.imgur.com/3UFdW.jpg

    I had fun doing them :) maybe i'll come up with some other ideas :) hope you like them and i wish best of luck to everyone!

  • Koekje

    Simple design, good luck guys =D

    http://i.imgur.com/NlWnI.jpg

  • http://www.unwiredmedic.com Christopher Matthews

    Thanks again for another great contest! With all the great designs from the last two contests, I can't wait to see the submissions. May the best designer win!

    Here's my first entry:
    http://i.imgur.com/GGzsp.gif

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      That background... hurts me eyes!

  • http://415designs.com Noshitsky

    Let s start it up slowly , simply droid based w a lil splash of the POPO under...

    http://goo.gl/GZaoI

    3 differentes colors could be cool too depends on the mood , here we go :

    http://goo.gl/oFz3k

  • http://www.kaiyoti.com kaiyoti

    First entry (WIP)
    http://i.imgur.com/BU4Nf.png

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Simple and clean, I like it.

    • Sawyer

      If your accepting votes from users this is where mine goes. Very nice.

    • http://www.kaiyoti.com kaiyoti

      Updated V1
      http://i.imgur.com/F3wXR.png

      ** Edit, noticed a flaw in reflection ...

  • LaQuann Dawson

    Okay here is mine ...

    http://imgur.com/DWVZ4

  • Joel Joseph

    gud job guys....

  • Franco

    Good luck all.Im crap at this type of thing so look forward too seeing all the entries.
    Not seen anything i totally like so far im afraid.

  • George Anderson

    Here's my first entry. Simple. http://imgur.com/ZP9Mi

  • http://i.imgur.com/Boyz3.jpg Aji

    First Entry:

    http://i.imgur.com/Boyz3.jpg

    Reasoning behind my background. Nice weather= Always nice at Android police.

    Android Police handing over a phone to a customer= Generosity of Android Police (Hopefully towards me this time. :P)

    The Guy has his hands up in the air as he thought that he was being held at gunpoint......but is still surprised how generous Android Police can be.

    Should i write down my email address here or.....what?

  • Joel Joseph

    there are a couple of good ones.... but the ONE... AP's gotta decide... ;)

  • Joshua

    Damn, the competition is stiff!
    I made some changes, new font, and made a pretty decent looking badge.

    http://min.us/mbPAL1PFB

  • http://mortemtuam.weebly.com/ Alex Hernandez

    OK. Now that I am home on MY PC with MY tools...LOL

    Here's my 2nd entry.

    Good Luck to ALL!!

    http://i.imgur.com/1dTeL.jpg

  • Phestor

    Ok. Here goes.
    http://imgur.com/Q8VSy

  • Yella
  • Bjorn Althoff
    • Sawyer

      ... I don't even want to submit one now. Good work!

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Don't get discouraged, we haven't seen a clear winner yet :)

        • Joshua

          any hints as to atleast who is in the running?

    • Franco

      I like your second one.Its stylish and sleek.It is not too involved,too messy its just nice and the colours are great.

      Thats my opnion so far.

    • Ron

      Wow! Can you imagine this etched onto a glass office door or window? Nice work.

  • http://imgur.com/a/Du08o# Aji

    Attempt 2 and second Entry: http://imgur.com/a/Du08o#

  • http://imgur.com/ZR9Mz Aji

    Second Entry: http://imgur.com/ZR9Mz

  • Battery

    Here is mine two designs, imgur messed with quality.

    http://imgur.com/4HWkd,T1PBD#0

  • Dave

    My 2 minute attempt

    http://imgur.com/1rj8R

  • Joshua

    Tweaked it further.
    Better Text. Better Badge.

    http://min.us/mlAvZFVwM

    • jake

      Not bad at all, very clean.

      • Joshua

        Thanks, here's how it would look on a nexus... :D

        http://min.us/moL0d8CyO

      • Joshua

        Any thoughts on what I could improve? I really want to win.

  • http://zsol-t.blogspot.com creative-z
  • AngelZxxWingZ

    Is it fine to change the slogan to one we like...??????

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Sure.

  • Bjorn Althoff
  • http://imgur.com/NJ92O Aji

    Entry number 3:

    http://imgur.com/NJ92O

  • http://imgur.com/NvGDz Aji
  • http://imgur.com/24F1B Aji
  • abhinav

    my first attempt at making an artwork for AP :
    http://i.imgur.com/McqhP.jpg

  • http://imgur.com/VfvLP Aji
  • Erik I Graul

    Let me know what u think... This is my first entry... More on the way... Give me some feed back please... :)

    http://i.imgur.com/Hyenr.png

    • Phestor

      This is SWEET! May I use it on my phone?

      • Erik I Graul

        I guess u can... I don't think i can stop anybody... :) Thanks for the support!!! I'm glad u like it!!!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      This is pretty sick. 3D is real nice, but the text really stands out like a sore thumb. If you could work on that and maybe put more work into the background, you'll have a really solid entry.

  • http://mortemtuam.weebly.com/ Alex Hernandez

    OK my third entry...enjoy

    http://i.imgur.com/Bn4oI.jpg

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I like the concept and half of the execution, but some of the elements are a bit too amateurish. I can see it as a solid entry with more work.

      • http://mortemtuam.weebly.com/ Alex Hernandez

        Will try and bring it up to par then.

  • Erik I Graul

    Here's a goof... :) modern warfare 3 wallpaper spoof...

    http://i.imgur.com/Y3TzH.png

  • http://imgur.com/09AOg Aji

    Another entry: http://imgur.com/09AOg

    • peterr

      wow¡ this looks great on my xoom tablet, my pc as well as on my htc sensation. this one gets my vote

  • Fuser-Invent

    I could clean it up a bit and make any changes that are asked. Here is my first attempt. I was thinking about how I like backgrounds to have a lot of negative space so that I can organize my apps and widgets and have everything look clear and precise. http://i.imgur.com/OTQID.jpg

  • Zach B
  • Zach B
  • Murrance

    Here is my first entry. I wanted a simple background that had a good look and wouldn't distract too much from icons and shortcuts. It's a non-committal logo in case things change in the future.

    Thanks for the fun contest. Love getting the creative juices going.

    http://imgur.com/MIWpj

  • Zach B

    Number Three - http://imgur.com/0SNS3

  • Dave

    Here is my latest crack at it, simplicity is key!

    For phone (960x800)

    http://i.imgur.com/bdr3k.png

    On my Desire (Pressing the AP shield opens the browser! CM7 with JAMT white donate theme, minimalistic text widget and LPP)

    http://i.imgur.com/Er87f.png

  • abhinav
  • Langustyn

    here is my wall...
    http://imgur.com/XTKZc

  • Akshay

    My first entry

    http://imgur.com/DPSXY

    • http://www.unwiredmedic.com Christopher Matthews

      That is truly impressive!

  • http://android-dan-saya.blogspot.com/ alang

    wish me luck for having the tablet one, heres mine
    mobile version
    980x800 - http://i.imgur.com/3nO5W.jpg
    desktop version
    1920x1080 - http://i.imgur.com/L9oaY.jpg

    alang from kuala lumpur

  • colortrilogy

    Second entry: http://imgur.com/4Q6zo

    • Zach B

      This is really cool! Good job.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Very good potential, the middle/main part is great, but the background/rest detracts from the overall quality. You could make a kick-ass wallpaper out of this for sure with some tweaks.

    • colortrilogy
      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Looking very good! Much-much better. The angle on the letters on the turned 3D looks a little off, but it's my favorite.

  • http://imgur.com/LAscJ Aji

    Another Entry: http://imgur.com/LAscJ

  • http://www.kaiyoti.com kaiyoti

    2nd Entry: (Makeover of my 1st Entry)
    http://i.imgur.com/bsPjF.jpg

    Just lighter version for people who actually want to have icons on their desktop

    • http://www.kaiyoti.com kaiyoti

      Updated First Entry with HoneyComb background, previous versions still available in PSD file layers.

      http://imgur.com/XnOTn

      • http://www.kaiyoti.com kaiyoti

        Giving the dark version of metal glory... I think I'll probably stop working on this entry...

        http://i.imgur.com/GNkVF.jpg

    • http://www.liamspradlin.com Liam Spradlin

      I really like this one. I'd say nix the puzzle pieces, decrease the opacity of the honeycomb pattern, and you'll have a very strong entry.

  • Ryan Smith

    Well, here is my submission. I've Been working on it for a while. It's currently 1920x1080.

    Please leave feedback. Thanks! :)

    http://imgur.com/UVgUm

    • Ryan Smith

      Here's an alternate of the wallpaper that may look better on mobile devices:

      http://imgur.com/StjCy

      • abhinav

        so far the best IMO

      • Ryan Smith

        I just realized that imgur lowered the quality of my upload. I reduced the filesize ahead of time, so this one should look better:

        http://i.imgur.com/JJ1Eg.png

    • http://www.liamspradlin.com Liam Spradlin

      Very nice work.

    • Ryan Smith

      Made a few modifications to give it more character and smooth it out. I appreciate your feedback! :D

      http://i.imgur.com/08lzT.png

    • Ryan Smith

      Anyone else out there a Fireworks user?

  • Zach B
  • Yella
  • http://www.kaiyoti.com kaiyoti

    Final Version of Entry #1, I swear...
    http://i.imgur.com/0r3TQ.jpg

    Truth be told, I'm having a lot of fun making these, I don't get to do design work a lot for my daytime job so this is pretty different for me.

    • SirWally

      I like it. Good job! One minor nit-pick is the ellipsis after the slogan...I would probably drop that because it doesn't read quite right with it.

      • http://www.kaiyoti.com kaiyoti

        Done, thanks for the suggestion.
        http://imgur.com/3zv9o
        http://imgur.com/VLXw3

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          I'd also try dropping the giant reflection. It should look way cleaner and less Apple-like without it.

    • http://www.kaiyoti.com kaiyoti

      Took out giant reflection as Artem suggested
      http://imgur.com/MRGK4
      http://imgur.com/VLXw3

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Looking good.

  • http://jeremysg.blogspot.com Jerm

    Trying my luck(and putting my creative cells to work)! (:
    Working with the tablet size of 1920 x 1408, took the keywords from Android Police to create a tag cloud.

    Link here: http://imgur.com/CGDAe
    PS: I am an amateur here! Do give me your feedback! (:

  • SirWally

    OK. Here goes...
    I have a bunch of different versions of effectively the same wallpaper, all at 1920x1408. I have posted them to my site for the moment, but will upload a select few to imgur.com later once I narrow down the best ones.
    Here is a link to the index (warning -- it's quite large): http://innerdroid.com/AndroidPolice/
    Please let me know what you think, even if you don't like them :-)

    • SirWally

      I uploaded all the images to a single album on imgur: http://imgur.com/a/W17td

      • SirWally

        Sorry! Didn't realize you could create non-anonymous content on imgur (first time I have used it). Please view the images here instead: http://imgur.com/a/zm3Av/

  • http://facebook.com/smsmycarandme Force

    Alright, first of all, all of you have posted great Wallpapers!
    Here's my entry: It is a very simple design (mainly for phones/tablets, not for desktops!), because I think a phone's wallpaper shouldn't be too complex. ;-)
    http://imgur.com/FlrW4

  • Gunner
  • Andrew L.

    Ryan Smith's 3D chrome Android WP is amazing. I'm voting for that one! =)

  • http://thezargon.org/googleplus Fernando Fonseca

    Hello everyone, here is my entry.
    Concept: Clean
    Scope: I kept in mind that the wallpaper will be used for several devices and that is why I went with a clean and subtle design. The objective is that the users will keep the wallpaper on their devices / desktop because is not interfering with their overall experience and day to day activities.
    http://imgur.com/YnWQx

  • http://i.imgur.com/ZxXY4.png Aji
    • http://i.imgur.com/VOtXM.png Aji

      This is what it looks like on my Moto Atrix 4G running CM7: http://i.imgur.com/VOtXM.png

      All negative and/or positive feedback are welcome :)

  • Gunner
    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Lmao @ the 2nd one. Love it!

  • Phestor

    What would you do to make this better?
    http://imgur.com/SrmPs

  • Tommy

    Here's my first. I have another plan for this little guy. Hoping I can finish it before Sunday. http://i.imgur.com/QTegR.jpg

    Here it is on the Galaxy Tab 10.1. I think the 10.1 crops it weird...:/

    http://i.imgur.com/ZduyQ.jpg

  • http://www.mariuxapps.com/ Mariux
  • http://mariux.altervista.org/wordpress/ Mariux

    Second Entry: http://imgur.com/UclB6

    Just liked to use my infamous Glow Legacy effect to give it a special look ;-)

    • http://SPOOLEDUPRACING.COM Aaron Ferguson

      Thats pretty cool

  • http://thezargon.org/googleplus Fernando Fonseca

    My second entry.
    Title: All Android Flavors
    Concept: Android is all about different flavors, teams, communities. In this wallpaper I tried to express that in the shape of routes and expressing the claim "Looking after all things Android" part of the wallpaper.
    http://i.imgur.com/3JDES.jpg

  • http://gplus.to/attilacsapo Attila Csapo

    Here is mine in preview mode:
    http://goo.gl/TGmgG

    And here is the real deal, if you wanna give it a spin: http://goo.gl/bVvts

    The text is clear and readable on my 3,7 screen, so I guess it should work on every phone.

    Everything is hand-vectored in Photoshop, except the font, of course.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Great entry!

  • http://SPOOLEDUPRACING.COM Aaron Ferguson

    First entry. I have a "Normal" version with text, and i have a "Clean" version with just the image.

    http://imgur.com/a/EVNnz#0

    • http://SPOOLEDUPRACING.COM Aaron Ferguson

      I can fix the slight differences in the sizes if needed. I wanted to just get a submission in. :)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Nice one.

  • Jan Koštejn

    when do you like it no problem with change background - http://imgur.com/S9uGm

  • http://www.kaiyoti.com kaiyoti

    Third Entry:
    A play on robocop...

    http://imgur.com/YIdRF

  • http://imgur.com/VVXgD Aji

    My last entry (i think): http://imgur.com/VVXgD

    Got to concentrate on my assignments and exams now. :P

  • http://www.sahilkhanna.org Sahil Khanna

    My First Entry -> http://i.imgur.com/ZbxOY.jpg

    I made the Droid Logo by myself. Anyone needing other Color variants(background) plz feel free. All the best to all

  • Samarth

    My first attempt
    http://imgur.com/T4x5M

    Remarks welcomed

  • Samarth
    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Love it, very clean.

  • blueyedsoul25
  • blueyedsoul25

    attempt2: http://i.imgur.com/H4deD.jpg

    I like the minimal look for my devices...

  • http://mariux.altervista.org/wordpress/ Mariux

    Third Entry: http://imgur.com/M7U4R

    Fourth Entry (like above but with clean background): http://imgur.com/Bnxwb

  • stanosky

    Hi all, that`s my entry:
    http://i.imgur.com/BTGve.jpg

    • Tommy

      Definitely one of the better ones, if not the best.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Sick entry! The only thing you could tweak is maybe make the Android a bit more animate, maybe add a steering wheel or something.

    • stanosky

      Thanks Tommy. Artem you're right. I will try to improve the appearance of an android.

    • stanosky

      Here is my update entry:
      http://i.imgur.com/DW5IY.jpg

      • Cameron Summerson

        Very nice. Using this as the wallpaper on my second monitor right now.

        • stanosky

          Thanks Cameron! I`am very happy with that :). Here is another update. I add some car interior and I think the wallpaper is finished.
          http://i.imgur.com/7dzJQ.jpg

          • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

            I'm in love already.

      • http://www.twitter.com/wrg25 W!LL

        nice work dude.... nice freaking wallpaper!

  • Tommy

    Second entry. It did't take me as long as I thought it would... http://i.imgur.com/2VyI2.jpg

    On the tab.. http://i.imgur.com/GU4jB.jpg

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Very nice.

    • Cameron Summerson

      This is one of my favorites so far.

    • Tommy

      Here is the wallpaper on my Epic Touch. :)

      http://i.imgur.com/ZIyRd.png

  • Yella

    My 3rd entry..Didnt know what do do with the text...what font is the website banner text?

    http://imgur.com/DcVfX

    • Tommy

      font is xscale.

  • http://i.imgur.com/5R865.png Aji

    Newest entry: http://i.imgur.com/5R865.png

    I may not win this contest but i am pretty proud of myself. Two days ago, i knew just the basics of Adobe Photoshop cs5 and now i am making 3d objects, etc.... Besides, i am enjoying this a lot!!!

    Good luck to all of you and nice work everybody.

  • Yella

    Ok so im not wasting any more time on this one..just changed and moved the text.Didnt want to much to clutter around the phone or tablet icons

    http://i.imgur.com/ZxpsO.jpg

  • http://imgur.com/ITpr9 Aji

    Last entry for the night:
    http://i.imgur.com/ITpr9.jpg
    Also, here's a close up of the badge: http://imgur.com/28YhH

  • http://imgur.com/KVvPD Adrian Hernandez
    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I loled.

  • http://pra.sh Prash

    I may be a little late, but here is my one and only entry.

    1920x1080 version
    http://imgur.com/2EPl2.jpg

    960x800 (hdpi version)
    http://i.imgur.com/O96OR.jpg

    I'm using it on my N1 and its looking pretty sweet as is.

    I have it in pretty much all the above mentioned resolutions already if anyone wants it, just ping me and I'll get it out to you.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Hey, nice to see you here, Prash. Great entry.

      • http://pra.sh Prash

        Thanks, someone sent me the link to the post and I figured might as well keep the creative juices flowing and do more wallpapers.

        Looks like a great competition, lot of great entries already.

      • http://pra.sh Prash

        Is this version better for the smaller screens as you had suggested? Its just different cropping, http://i.imgur.com/0Awnq.jpg

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          It is indeed.

        • http://pra.sh Prash

          Wallpaper Entry #1(Fixed)

          Just redid the background so it doesn't look fuzzy-ish, basically cropped at 100%

          Desktop Version (fixed)
          http://i.imgur.com/0MFau.jpg

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Just noticed the gradients showing up in the jpgs - you got pngs of these perhaps, Prash?

        • http://pra.sh Prash

          Yes, they are all pngs actually, I am not sure why imgur turns them into jpgs when I upload them though.

          The originals I had done are all uploaded as PNGs on my dropbox, I'll share it if you'd like the rest of the sizes, if not heres the hdpi in png version.

          http://db.pra.sh/prash-ap-wp-hdpi.png

    • Cameron Summerson

      My favorite entry thus far. Love how minimal and clean it is while remaining visually stimulating. Awesome job.

      • http://pra.sh Prash

        Thank you! minimal and clean is what I was aiming for. I hate cluttered up backgrounds, makes the icons in front disappear.

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Hey Prash,

          Any way we can see a variant with either a smooth background of some sort or the mesh not as fine? Something about it being so small makes it look... grainy or something on a small screen. What do you think?

        • http://pra.sh Prash

          I'll make a background without the mesh and see how it looks, or maybe play around with the cropping so it doesn't look as bad. When I get home, since originals are on my pc there.

  • http://www.sahilkhanna.org Sahil Khanna

    These are 1920x1408 tablet version of my prevs entry

    ===========================
    *Original -> http://imgur.com/SIDRl

    *Burgundy Color -> http://imgur.com/4cEMH

    *Gray Color -> http://imgur.com/HBaaw

    Constructive Criticism is highly encouraged :)

    • http://www.sahilkhanna.org Sahil Khanna

      I would really love some suggestions... till now I received none.. :(
      Believe me it would help me alot

      • Dan

        Ok, well for the phone grenade, i think if it were thrown, it wouldn't leave a shadow right there, it almost looks like it is thrown from his face.

        Hope that helps.

        • http://www.sahilkhanna.org Sahil Khanna

          Phone grenade? I think you are talking about the officer's whistle.. well if its unclear or redundant I could remove it... would it help?

          thanks btw

  • http://www.sahilkhanna.org Sahil Khanna

    oops forgot a green version too... my bad :P

    http://imgur.com/QfxvX

  • Yella

    MY 4TH TRY...tryna stay away from the red and blue as much..even tho its police colors

    http://i.imgur.com/0h0Gy.jpg

  • Bjorn Althoff
    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      The last one is amazing, though I'm not a fan of the background. Very impressive otherwise.

    • Cameron Summerson

      The last one is absolutely amazing, but I'm not the biggest fan of the background. Maybe try switching it up with something a bit more subtle?

      Edit: Artem beat me to it, but at least we're all on the same page.

  • CeKker

    Hi my first entry: http://imgur.com/3uNdw

    Good Luck!:)

    • http://taketheleap.ca TakeTheLeap

      Good call on the salute. Well done.

  • Haxor
  • Matiss

    Hi everyone! I gave it a try as well :)
    http://imgur.com/Eq7yv

  • http://taketheleap.ca TakeTheLeap

    I had a look over a lot of the entries and the thing that struck me with most of them, is that they're just too busy. I therefore tried to go as minimalist as I could. Here's to hoping it's well-received:

    http://i.imgur.com/KUnDF.jpg

  • Ahmad Fayiz

    My first entry :D
    Link : http://imgur.com/a/DMzKh#0

  • http://SPOOLEDUPRACING.COM Aaron Ferguson

    Here is what I made, now on devices. I will have to work out the one with text for a phone. Do some rearranging.

    http://imgur.com/a/w5zFL

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Kind of loving this.

  • Abhinav
  • Erik I Graul

    Let me know what u think...

    http://i.imgur.com/CSZnJ.png

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Not a fan of the reflection, it makes it look immediately blurry. I like your other submissions more.

  • http://android-dan-saya.blogspot.com/ alang

    2nd submission, this one should better on lockscreen

    980x800 - http://i.imgur.com/VbCnR.jpg

    Alang from Kuala Lumpur

    • http://android-dan-saya.blogspot.com/ alang

      final submission

      960x800 - http://i.imgur.com/3kwJe.jpg

      Alang from Kuala Lumpur

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        I kind of dig it. Not a fan of the classic lens flare though, I think with small optimizations it could improve quite a bit.

        • http://android-dan-saya.blogspot.com/ alang

          thanks for input, I guess that wouldnt be my final submission ... :P

          960x800 - http://i.imgur.com/3RKm8.jpg

          Alang from Kuala Lumpur

        • Cameron Summerson

          Lovin' the second entry. Very, very nice.

  • Honza

    My entries, let me know how u like it, in resolution 960x800 :

    http://imgur.com/a/TBscq#0

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Pretty cool idea.

  • Ahmad Fayiz

    my second entry (all resolutions)
    http://imgur.com/a/pRMz3

  • dan

    http://i.imgur.com/13mkW
    This is my updated entry, i really tried to step it up.
    I tried it out on my phone to make sure it looked nice.
    Evo 4g.

  • http://www.kaiyoti.com kaiyoti
    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I like these cartoonish entries.

      • http://www.kaiyoti.com kaiyoti

        http://imgur.com/a/KFbBe#3

        Thanks, updated a few more additions, removed slogan, this wallpaper wasn't really the one that fits well with slogans.

  • Fisher

    I saw this just now hope its not too late to submit my idea :)

    http://imgur.com/EBy96

    Good luck to everyone participating :)

  • http://imgur.com/CuKA2 alx

    Alrighty. my first and possibly only entry.... http://imgur.com/CuKA2

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Lmao.

  • Adam

    Me+mspaint+way too much free time= these.

    http://imgur.com/TE6dd
    http://imgur.com/InP51
    http://imgur.com/N7cp0

  • Erik I Graul

    Let me know what u think of my work... It will help guide me on the right path... :)

    http://i.imgur.com/DESNj.png

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I enjoy your entries, Erik. Definitely some good stuff you've got.

      • Erik I Graul

        Thanks man!!! :)

  • http://imgur.com/bTTaR Tony

    Here is my wallpaper.. Hope you like it.. Enjoy!

    http://imgur.com/bTTaR

  • Tony74

    Here is my first entry

    http://i.imgur.com/XEfww.jpg

  • http://imgur.com/CuKA2 alx

    Second Entry, a different variation of the first... http://imgur.com/OSfE6

  • http://www.oweinidesign.com The Archemist
  • Aleks
    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      That's one evil-looking bastard you've got there.

  • Kok Kee

    Wow, can't believe the amount of contestants. Good luck to all!
    http://imgur.com/7kW36

  • CeKker

    Hi my 2nd entry: http://i.imgur.com/VpF9U.jpg

    Good Luck!:)

  • Ahmad Fayiz

    Third and last entry .. spent allot of time on this !
    Resolution 1920x1408
    http://imgur.com/Z9ETj

  • ABorgh

    My first entry and only entry!
    XScale font:
    http://imgur.com/OrDgt,QHJrn#1
    Same picture only with another font:
    http://imgur.com/OrDgt,QHJrn

  • P.S xoxo

    Here is my wallpaper
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

    http://i.imgur.com/GRPll.jpg

  • Tommy

    Here is another, wanted to get it in as quickly as I could. I am going to be busy today. I can also add this badge to the other wallpaper I made too if you want and Obviously change the background on this one to whatever...let me know :D

    http://i.imgur.com/C7esl.jpg

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      You do some pretty realistic stuff. Good work, Tommy.

  • http://imgur.com/GVfOR MughalMAB

    This is my love to "AndroidPolice".............

    http://imgur.com/Uo8cf

    http://imgur.com/GVfOR

    http://imgur.com/5aDq3

  • alisandrio

    Here's my wallpaper.
    http://i.imgur.com/OC5ft.jpg

  • http://www.kaiyoti.com kaiyoti

    Last post...
    All of my entries in imgur album, with different variants:
    http://imgur.com/a/KFbBe#0

  • http://www.oweinidesign.com The Archemist
  • http://www.oweinidesign.com The Archemist
    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Nice and clean.

  • Cordan

    Concept: a desk with photos of criminals

    AP font, central text alignment:
    http://i.imgur.com/ZoehF.jpg

    Roboto font, left-right alignment:
    http://i.imgur.com/FlD08.jpg

    I didn't check the wallpaper on a phone and now I don't have time for it - I can edit it later if need be :)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Awesome :)

  • http://www.oweinidesign.com The Archemist
    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I dig it.

  • http://phorq.com phorq

    http://imgur.com/IdUWC
    figured I'd give it a shot. All layered to make it look nice on portrait and landscape biased displays.

    I've always been a fan of not-busy wallpapers so it's easy to see my icons.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Awesome.

  • amyrole

    I want to try too.

    http://imgur.com/1vrF4

  • http://neticle.com Igor Azevedo
    • http://neticle.com Igor Azevedo

      entry1.1:
      http://imgur.com/31CmT

      added some stuff that was missing + previous upload had really bad quality

    • http://neticle.com Igor Azevedo

      entry1.1 960x800 version:
      http://imgur.com/JC1Mw

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Hey, that's pretty cool.

  • Wilbur Smith Jr

    My submissions, I had fun making these and I hope everyone can enjoy them.

    #1 - http://i.imgur.com/HnEvc.jpg

    #2 - http://i.imgur.com/NRSmj.jpg

    #3 - http://i.imgur.com/Laft2.jpg

  • Wilbur Smith Jr

    (Fixed Color Mode) My submissions, I had fun making these and I hope everyone can enjoy them.
    #1 - http://i.imgur.com/4lwbl.jpg
    #2 - http://i.imgur.com/1t4G3.jpg
    #3 - http://i.imgur.com/U2iIC.jpg

  • Erik I Graul

    Another one... Let me know... :)

    http://i.imgur.com/II6i1.png

  • Erik I Graul

    Good luck every one!!! :)

  • Tommy

    ok this is my last one. lol

    http://i.imgur.com/3UYnL.jpg