Get your work featured in Nextcloud!

Beitragsdatum

13. April 2023

Autor

Mikaela Schneider

“When we have welcoming communities of contributors, open source software gets better and more useful to everyone.”

Limor Fried, Electrical Engineer, Inventor and Founder of open-source hardware company Adafruit

We believe in this ideal and love to work with our community. We are always looking to involve more people in Nextcloud, bringing in their ideas, creativity and efforts.

That’s why we came up with the idea to provide a fun chance to contribute through a contest:

Create a template!

Here is an opportunity for you to design a Document, Presentation or Draw template!

Templates are super helpful for our users to create content they need for work, home or personal use. Some ideas for useful templates include:

  • Letters
  • CVs/Resumes
  • Budgets
  • Newsletters
  • Flyers
  • Invoices
  • Calendars

In this friendly contest, we’re looking for high-quality templates that are practical to use, yet inspire others to create new documents, presentations and content they love! Use your expertise, creativity and commitment to make it easier for others to write!

How? It’s super easy. Go into Nextcloud Files, click the + button and select „Set up templates folder“ to create a new template folder. In there, you can create a template using Nextcloud Office!

Your work will have the chance to be featured and enjoyed by many! Read on to find out how you can submit your template!

Get inspired ✨

Whatever motivates and inspires you, channel it into your template. Whether you’re a style and design enthusiast, love creating appeasing, visual graphics or are an outside-of-the-box program developer, this space is yours.

To help get your ideas flowing, check out these examples of some templates.

Template for an invoice
Template for a letter

For font help, take a look at Google fonts or the Document Foundation wiki page on fonts.

For image help, check out Stocksnap.io for CC0 licensed images.

How to submit

The process is a simple as 1-2-3!

  1. Create your template file and name it appropriately. For example, Invoice template.odt
  2. Create a text file named info.txt with the following content:
    • your full name
    • your email address
    • the sources of the graphics, pictures, fonts, etc that you have used in your template
  3. Create a zip or tarball file of the 2 files and name it in the following format: PROJECTNAME_LASTNAME_DATE. (MM-YY format). For example, your file can be named Invoice template_Doe_04-23.zip
  4. Finally, just upload the compressed file below!

Just follow these rules

  • The template must be made available under the Creative Common CC0 (CC0 1.0 Universal) license
  • The template must not include any non-free content
  • Any image or graphics used must be created on your own or be compatible with the CC0 license (if you’re not the creator of the image/graphic you must provide a proper source)
  • The template must not rely on any proprietary fonts (only open source)
  • The template must be created in Nextcloud; a simple conversion from a template of another tool is not allowed

We look forward to reviewing your ideas!

The deadline for submissions is May 11th.

Contest winners will be announced shortly afterward so stay tuned!

Overview

What ➡️ Nextcloud template contest

When 📅 Deadline: May 11

Who 👤 Anyone can participate, anywhere in the world

Why ✨ Win to get your work featured!

Document templates contribute