There is nearly $8,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs in the 2012 GUI Championships! In partnership with Logitech, Stardock and WinCustomize, we have put together possibly the best prize package ever for a skinning competition. Entering in multiple categories can increase your chances of winning multiple prizes!

Note that no duplicate prizes, aside from cash, will be awarded.


Prizes by Event

WindowBlinds

Overall WindowBlinds Winner

$650 Cash, Official GUI Champs Medal, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

Most Creative

  1. 1st Place:

    $300 Cash, Logitech G35 Surround Sound Headset, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

  2. 2nd Place:

    $150 Cash, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

  3. 3rd Place:

    $30 Stardock Money*, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

Most Usable

  1. 1st Place:

    $300 Cash, Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

  2. 2nd Place:

    $150 Cash, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

  3. 3rd Place:

    $30 Stardock Money*, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

Deskscapes Dreams

Overall Deskscapes Dreams Winner

$650 Cash, Official GUI Champs Medal, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

Most Creative

  1. 1st Place:

    $300 Cash, Logitech G35 Surround Sound Headset, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

  2. 2nd Place:

    $150 Cash, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

  3. 3rd Place:

    $30 Stardock Money*, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

Most Usable

  1. 1st Place:

    $300 Cash, Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

  2. 2nd Place:

    $150 Cash, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

  3. 3rd Place:

    $30 Stardock Money*, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

Desktop Wallpapers

Overall Desktop Wallpaper Winner

$450 Cash, Official GUI Champs Medal, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

Most Creative

  1. 1st Place:

    $150 Cash, Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

  2. 2nd Place:

    $100 Cash, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

  3. 3rd Place:

    $30 Stardock Money*, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

Most Usable

  1. 1st Place:

    $150 Cash, Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

  2. 2nd Place:

    $100 Cash, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription

  3. 3rd Place:

    $30 Stardock Money*, 1 Year Object Desktop Subscription and 1 Year WinCustomize Subscription





Prize Descriptions

Logitech G35 Surround Sound Headset

Logitech G35 Surround Sound Headset

It delivers a detailed soundfield that lets you hear your enemies before they see you. Powered by Dolby® technology. Learn more about surround sound for the G35. This headset comes with interchangeable contoured cushions, so you can find a fit that feels just right. You can quickly access volume, microphone mute, and surround sound adjustments.
Learn more

Specifications:
Headphone
Driver: 40 mm diameter, neodymium magnet, 15 mm diameter voice coil with ferrofluid damping
Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 KHz diffuse-field equalized
Impedance: 32 ohm nominal
Sensitivity: 90 dB SPL Ref: 1 mW, 1 KHz

Microphone
Pickup pattern: Unidirectional (cardioid)
Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 KHz
Sensitivity: -42 dBV/Pa re: 0 dB = 1 Pa, 1 KHz
Test conditions: 3.0 V, 2.2 K ohm

Connection
Full-Speed USB 2.0 compliant
Cable: 10 feet/3.05 m, woven insulation

Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510

Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510

Stay on point by keeping informed—both in and out of game—with real-time game stats, system information, VoIP communication data, and more. With three macros per key, you can configure up to 54 individual functions per game, including single keypresses, complex macros or intricate LUA scripts. You can also create macros on the fly. Personalize the character backlighting to better fit with the rest of your computer and gaming equipment, and easily locate keys—even in the dark.
Learn more

Specifications:

  • GamePanel LCD
  • Custom backlighting

Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400

Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400

You’ve got the upper hand with precision targeting and pinpoint accuracy. Physical mouse movements translate to the same amount of cursor movement irrespective of speed: <0.5% variance compared to 5+% for some other “gaming” sensors. Your mouse communicates over USB at a blazing-fast 1000 reports per second—as fast as USB can go, and eight times faster than standard USB mice.
Learn more

Specifications:

  • Image processing: 5.8 megapixels/second
  • Responsiveness
  • Total weight: 133 grams
  • Durability Button life: 10 million clicks
  • Feet: 250 kilometers

Stardock Object Desktop

"Object Desktop is the defacto standard when it comes to changing your Windows experience. If you want to take control over how Windows looks, feels, and functions, Object Desktop is the way to do it. Since its original release for Windows back in 1999, Object Desktop and its components have garnered millions of users worldwide. Parts of it have been licensed to virtually every major technology company you can think of at one time or other.

In addition, Object Desktop marks a major change in Stardock's approach to the desktop experience: It will be including content as part of the package.

When someone purchases Object Desktop, they not only get everything that's in it right now, they also get a one-year subscription to ObjectDesktop.net. This digital distribution subscription provides automatic updates plus adds new programs to the suite as they become available. At the end of the year, users can renew their access to keep getting new updates (and if they don't, they can continue to use what they have forever). For more detailed information on Object Desktop check out the
Object Desktop Info Guide."

WinCustomize Subscription 

"WinCustomize, founded in 2001, is one of the oldest skinning communities on the Internet, serving up over one hundred thousand unique users every day.  Part of the success of WinCustomize is due to the direct support of the skinning community.  WinCustomize Subscriptions help pay for the servers, bandwidth and staff needed to keep the site running.

If you find yourself coming back to WinCustomize day after day to download the latest skins, and keep tabs on the latest happenings in skinning, you should consider a WinCustomize Subscription.

As a thank-you for supporting the site, Subscribers receive....

  • Ad-Free Browsing
    Those annoying ad banners go away, freeing up screen space for skins.
  • No More Download Limits
    Never hit a download cap again.  Download skins day and night and never worry about limits.
  • Improved Site Functionality
    More skins per page, faster page loading, better experience.
  • Subscriber Discounts
    Get discounts on premium skins from Master Skinners."


*Stardock money is valid for use in the Stardock store only. Winning amounts will be added to your Stardock account for future purchases in the Stardock store.
Country Total
9 9 9 27
Team Name Total
Contest In Progress...
Skinner Name Total
ChaNinja 2 1 1 4
TheMasterBaron 1 0 3 4
roflmfaoo 2 0 0 2
neone6 1 1 0 2
k10w3 0 1 2 3
CarGuy1 0 2 0 2