Last february, I submitted the image above in the “Jammy Jellyfish 22.04 Wallpaper Competition“. After the competition closed, I received a message saying that it made it to the finalists, but was not selected to be included in the Ubuntu 22.04 release.
To my surprise however, I came across a video on Reddit last week, posted by a user who was having issues with a fresh install of 22.04. He was using my wallpaper, which as far as I knew was not part of the release. So I did a little digging, and found this blog post on ubuntu.com.
…our community wallpaper competition had so many great submissions that we decided to include all the finalists for the LTS release.From: https://ubuntu.com/blog/ubuntu-22-04-lts-whats-new-linux-desktop
So basically, my image was on millions of computers, and I had no idea.
Generated with my 4K Wallpaper Generator
This was the second time a wallpaper I created was selected, although the earlier image was quite different.