Tux Paint Kids Summer Drawing Contest

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OLPC XO-1 laptop and Sugar-on-a-stick

(Davis, CA & Peekskill, NY — June 29, 2011) - The developers of Tux Paint, the award-winning open source drawing application for children, are happy to announce the 2011 Tux Paint Summer Drawing Contest, sponsored and judged by

Open to any child aged 3 to 12, the contest is a chance to win one of three OLPC XO-1 subnotebook computers, a USB-bootable version of the XO-1's "Sugar" environment ("Sugar-on-a-stick"), or a Tux Paint t-shirt.

Submissions are due by midnight, Eastern Standard Time (UTC-0500), on September 12, 2011. Ten (10) winners will be announced no later than September 22, 2011.


Further details and eligibility requirements are posted in an announcement at's blog:

Rules Notes:
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2 briefly describes where Tux Paint stores its saved drawings.
3 describes the Creative Commons license that will be used.

About Tux Paint

Tux Paint, along with Tux, of Math Command (TuxMath) and Tux Typing, is part of the Tux4Kids project. It is an award-winning Open Source drawing program aimed at children aged 3 to 12 years old. Tux Paint is available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple Mac OS X, BeOS and other platforms, and has been translated to over 80 languages. It can be downloaded free of charge from the Tux Paint website, or purchased on CDROM from CafePress.

For further information, visit: and, or contact Tux Paint's lead developer, Bill Kendrick.

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