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๐Ÿ“ธ Kotlin Photo Contest - Thank you for your submissions! ๐ŸŽ‰

Two weeks ago I kicked off the ๐Ÿ“ธ The Kotlin Royalty-free Photo Contest. Back then, if you wanted a Kotlin photo for your Kotlin blog post or your new presentation, you were left on your own. Not any more!
I want to give a huge applause to the 3 contributors: Kรผbra Harmankaya, Louis Tsai, and Matt McKenna! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Without further ado, let's show the photos!


The first Kotlin photo submitted was by Kรผbra Harmankaya, showing #kotlineverywhere being truly everywhere โ€“ this time on the beach:

#kotlineverywhere on the beach

Photo by Kรผbra Harmankaya

The first Kotlin code picture was sent in by Louis Tsai. Awesome!

Kotlin on a laptop

Photo by Louis Tsai

Kรผbra sent in a photo of a laptop with Kotlin stickers on it. I have to say I love the combination of flowers and tech!

Kotlin stickers on a laptop

Photo by Kรผbra Harmankaya

Matt McKenna submitted not one, not two, but 7 Kotlin photos! His collection on Unsplash is called Kotlin in the Wild. I selected 3 photos to show you here. The first one is a photo of colorful Kotlin code:

Colorful Kotlin code

Photo by Matt McKenna

This one shows Kotlin on a wooden table. I think this not only is a beautiful photo, but it also makes me want to leave my homeoffice, go to the nearby park, set up a WiFi hotspot, and work from there!

Kotlin on a wooden table

Photo by Matt McKenna

And this one here has a colorful blur of lights in the background, which I think looks great:

Kotlin on a laptop, blurred lights behind the laptop

Photo by Matt McKenna

But how could I even select 3 photos out of 7? I think all photos of Matt are great - so I recommend you visit his page on Unsplash and pick your personal favorite:

All #KotlinPhotoContest submissions by Matt McKenna

All submissions by Matt McKenna

I added two Kotlin photos myself. If you ever need a photo of just the Kotlin logo in the wild, we've got you covered:

Kotlin pin in the wild

Photos by Marc Reichelt (me)

Thank you! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒŸ

This goes to you, Kรผbra, Louis and Matt. Thank you so much for your amazing submissions! All likes โค๏ธ on this blog post belong to you!

Dear readers: if you want to see the original photos and future ones, follow them on Unsplash and on Twitter to stay up to date!

And don't forget to give them credit when you use their photos! ๐Ÿ˜Š

A note on Unsplash

If you do a search for 'kotlin' on Unsplash, you will notice that only 2 photos appear - even though nearly all of the photos have 'kotlin' either in the title or in the list of tags - or both. I reached out to Unsplash on Twitter, but haven't received an answer so far:

Maybe Unsplash has a manual selection process that I was not aware of. Long story short: To see all photos of this contest, you can find them on Twitter by searching for #KotlinPhotoContest โ€“ or by bookmarking this blog post. Or by Googling for 'Kotlin Photo Contest'. ๐Ÿ˜‰

You have awesome Kotlin photos? Share them!

This contest might be over, but it was there in the first place to kickstart having beautiful Kotlin photos, available for everyone. It served that purpose well. Now, if you have more Kotlin pictures to share yourself, you can use the existing photos as inspiration and add new photos to Unsplash yourself! I'll be happy to like & retweet your photos on Twitter if you add @mreichelt to your tweet.

Have an awesome Kotlin! ๐ŸŽ‰

Cover photo by Nenad Rakicevic on Unsplash.

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