Two weeks ago I kicked off the 📸 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: Kübra Harmankaya, Louis Tsai, and Matt McKenna! 👏👏👏
Without further ado, let's show the photos!
The first Kotlin photo submitted was by Kübra Harmankaya, showing #kotlineverywhere being truly everywhere – this time on the beach:
The first Kotlin code picture was sent in by Louis Tsai. Awesome!
Kübra sent in a photo of a laptop with Kotlin stickers on it. I have to say I love the combination of flowers and tech!
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:
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!
And this one here has a colorful blur of lights in the background, which I think looks great:
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:
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:
This goes to you, Kübra, Louis and Matt. Thank you so much for your amazing submissions! All likes ❤️ 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!
- Kübra Harmankaya on Unsplash and on Twitter
- Louis Tsai on Unsplash and on Twitter
- Matt McKenna on Unsplash and on Twitter
And don't forget to give them credit when you use their photos! 😊
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:
Marc ReicheltHey @unsplashteam from @unsplash! @kbrhkaya uploaded a @kotlin photo to your page, but unsplash.com/s/photos/kotlin doesn't show it. This is the photo, correctly tagged: unsplash.com/photos/_I25Pvc…
Any idea why that's not showing up in the search? Thank you so much! 🙂
#KotlinPhotoContest14:38 PM - 05 May 2020
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 – or by bookmarking this blog post. Or by Googling for 'Kotlin Photo Contest'. 😉
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! 🎉