mintCast Wallpaper voting

Listeners were asked to submit a wallpaper of their making that advertised mintCast in some way and were encouraged to be creative. We have over 80 wallpapers for you to vote on. Please vote for your favorite 5 wallpapers here.
The top two winners will both win IBM laptops (R51 and R40).

Rules for voting:
1. You are allowed to vote for your top 5 wallpapers.
2. You are only allowed to vote for your favorite 5 wallpapers once.

Click on any thumbnail for the full resolution wallpaper. Due to limitations of the poll system we were not able to submit every variation of a wallpaper that was submitted, but we tried to be fair and submit as many as we could.

If you would like to download all of the wallpapers in one .zip file you can get that HERE. Included in the .zip is a “mintcast.xml” file, which is a rotating background for gnome. Simply copy/move the entire mintcast folder to /usr/share/backgrounds/ (the default gnome background folder) and then drag the XML file into the “change background window” (right click on your desktop and select “change desktop background”). Or you can set a static wallpaper by simply extracting the wallpaper and dragging the single picture you want into the “change background window”.

Thank you all for your submissions and good luck to the winners.
Voting has ended but you can still download all the wallpapers below
Congratulations to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places

In no particular order, here are the rest of the entries we received.

Thank you to everyone that made this a success and congratulations again to the winners.

mintCast Wallpaper Challenge

In mintCast episode 28 we talked about a wallpaper challenge. Here are the rules for that challenge:

1. Create an original mintCast inspired wallpaper. (“original” meaning you created the whole wallpaper yourself). Please submit the wallpaper(s) in widescreen 2560×1600 or full screen 1600×1200 resolutions. File formats accepted will be bmp, jpg, png. There is no limit to how many wallpapers you can submit, but please keep the wallpapers clean of any nudity, offensive language, violence, etc.
2. Submit your wallpaper(s) before February 1st 2010 (Eastern time, GMT -5) to If you would like to post the wallpaper to a wallpaper sharing site such as,, or please email us a link to your wallpaper. If you use any photography or pictures that are not your own please include a link to the source material to we can verify you have permission to use the source.
3. In the first week of February we will post a poll on where you can vote for your favorite wallpaper. Voting will close on February 15th and the winner will be announced on the second mintCast podcast in February.
4. The wallpaper submitted that receives the highest number of votes will receive an IBM R51 laptop with power cord and Linux Mint 8 installation CD. The second place wallpaper will receive an IBM R40 laptop with power cord and Linux Mint 8 installation CD.

Please email us if you have any questions and good luck!