VyOS ASCII Art Contest Alert!

Hello VyOS Community!

We are calling all VyOS enthusiasts and ASCII art aficionados! Are you ready to showcase your creativity with ASCII art? This contest is inspired by this thread - https://forum.vyos.io/t/more-complex-post-login-banners/12521.

We are thrilled to announce the VyOS ASCII Art Contest and the opportunity for you to demonstrate your artistic creativity and technical finesse in representing the core principles of networking and cybersecurity through the medium of ASCII art.

Express your creativity and ingenuity by crafting intricate, visually compelling artwork using a variety of ASCII characters. Let your creativity take flight as you encapsulate the essence of networking architecture, security protocols, and the dynamic interplay between digital systems. Show us your unique interpretation of these critical concepts in a visually captivating and expressive manner. Entries will be evaluated based on the number of ‘Likes’ received for their artwork. This contest is open to members of the VyOS community with limitations set up below.

Important note: When submitting your ASCII art, please include a screenshot of the system login banner in VyOS.

ASCII Art Contest Requirements:

  1. Create an original ASCII art that reflects the spirit and theme of networking and cybersecurity, incorporating elements that resonate with the ethos of VyOS for bonus points.
  2. When submitting your ASCII art, please include a screenshot of the system login banner in VyOS. Ensure that the artwork is visually captivating and effectively captures the chosen theme.
  3. A brief description of the inspiration behind the artwork must accompany each submission, elucidating the creative thought process and the connection to VyOS’s principles.
  4. The artwork should be no larger than 80 characters in width. It should be at most 80x25 characters to easily fit on the typical user’s screen.
  5. The submission deadline for the contest is 11:59 p.m. PST on January 31, 2024. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered for evaluation.
  6. All entries must be submitted here. Share your amazing artwork with everyone.
  7. Do not break any laws like copyright, privacy or intellectual property rights, etc.

Participants are advised to carefully adhere to these requirements to ensure their submissions are eligible for consideration. The inclusion of the VyOS branding within the ASCII art will not only add an extra layer of creativity to the artwork but also enhance the connection to our community and brand identity.

Participants agree to receive emails, where they can choose to unsubscribe at any time and are aware that the VyOS team may contact you by email.

Let’s see who can come up with the most creative ASCII login banner in VyOS!

Good luck to all participants! :jigsaw: :four_leaf_clover:

Contest Rules:

Eligibility: The contest is open to all community members, except those specified below. Submission Guidelines:

a) Participants must create original ASCII art related to networking and cybersecurity, and bonus points for VyOS-related themes. It shall be original and unpublished that do not contain, incorporate or otherwise use any content, material or element that is owned by a third party or entity, except explicitly permitted here.
b) Participants are not allowed to use any ASCII art generator or converters. All ASCII art submissions must be manually created.
c) Each participant can submit only one entry.
d) Submissions should not contain any offensive, derogatory, inappropriate or unlawful content, material or element.
e) When submitting your ASCII art, please include a screenshot of the system login banner in VyOS.
f) Submit your artwork by replying to ASCII Artwork Submission! thread.

Prizes will be awarded:

1st place: $300 Gift Card (gift card of the winner’s choosing) +VyOS swag.
2nd place: $150 Gift Card (gift card of the winner’s choosing) +VyOS swag.

Submission, Winners Announcement and Awarding Prizes:
The Contest submission period begins at 9:00 a.m. PST on December 1, 2023 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on January 31, 2024.

The winners will be publicly announced on February 16, 2024 on this thread. VyOS Inc shall attempt to notify the winners on or about February 19, 2024. Prizes will be awarded not later than 30 days after notification of the contest winners. Contact Information: For any queries or further information, send me a private message.**

Contest Terms:

Organizer of the contest: This contest is conducted by VyOS Inc., a California corporation, with registered office at 12585 Kirkham Ct, Suite 1, Poway, 92604 also referred to as “VyOS”.

Eligibility: The VyOS ASCII Art Contest is open to all VyOS Community members of legal age from US and overseas, who are allowed to participate in the contest and/or receive the award under the laws, other regulations and restrictions as imposed by the authorities. Shareholders, directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents, and advisors of VyOS Inc. and its affiliates, as well as their immediate family members are prohibited from participating.

Elimination: Any false information provided within the context of the Art Competition by Applicant concerning identity, digital currency public address if required, mailing address, email address, ownership of right or non-compliance with these Terms or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the contestant from the contest. VyOS Inc.'s failure to enforce any term of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. VyOS Inc. reserves the right to disqualify contestants who violate the Terms and Contests Rules or interfere with this contest in any manner. If a contestant is disqualified, VyOS Inc. reserves the right to terminate that contestant’s eligibility to participate in this contest.

Entry Submission: contestants must submit their original ASCII art creations related to the theme specified by VyOS within the contest timeframe. Each contestant is allowed only one entry. Entries must not contain any offensive, defamatory, or inappropriate content.

Ownership and License: By submitting an entry to the contest, contestants transfer all rights of their ASCII art creations to VyOS Inc. contestants will retain the right to use their ASCII art creations for personal non-commercial purposes subject to VyOS Inc may recall such right at any time, at its sole discretion. Contestants are expressly granted with the right to use VyOS branding for the purpose of preparing and submitting your art to VyOS Inc. under this contest and this contest only. This right terminates the same moment the contestant submits the result to VyOS Inc. or at the deadline, whatever happens first.

Warranties: By participating in the contest you represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your participation and submitted artwork infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, you will be disqualified at the sole discretion of VyOS Inc. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute an infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, you shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless VyOS Inc. from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which VyOS Inc. may incur, suffer, or be required to pay to arise out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.


  1. Entries will be evaluated based on the number of ‘Likes’ received for their artwork.
  2. The 1st and 2nd place winners will be determined by the highest number of ‘Likes’ garnered for their ASCII creations.
  3. In the event of a tie, where multiple entries have an equal number of ‘Likes,’ the VyOS team will review and select the winner based on artistic creativity and adherence to the contest theme.

Winner Notification: Winners will be notified via private message through VyOS Community forum.
VyOS Inc. shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for a winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 14 (fourteen) days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release if required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Receipt of the prize offered by the winner is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Any violation of these Terms by the winner, at the VyOS Inc.'s sole discretion, will result in the winner’s disqualification as a winner, and all privileges as winner will be immediately terminated.

Prizes: Prize details are specified in the contest announcement. Prizes are non-transferable and may not be exchanged for cash or other alternatives. The value of the prizes to winners is considered taxable income which the winner takes charges of independently and individually unless VyOS Inc. is obliged to do this under legislation. VyOS Inc. may request additional information from the winners for legal and/or tax purposes, non-providing of which may result in non-possibility to pay or delay in payment of the prize.

Publicity: By participating in the contest, winners agree to allow VyOS Inc. to use their names, images, and submitted entries for promotional and marketing purposes without any compensation.

Limitation of Liability: VyOS and its affiliates are not responsible for any loss, late, misdirected, or incomplete entries, or any technical or human error that may occur in the administration of the contest.

By entering this contest the contestants agree to release and hold VyOS Inc. and its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, contractors, officers and directors harmless from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not by (i) such participation in this contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of this contest; (iii) electronic or human error in the administration of this contest or the processing of entries; (iv) technical errors of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (v) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (vi) printing errors; (vii) lost, late, postage due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail.

Indemnification: To the maximum extent permitted by law, contestants indemnify and agree to keep indemnified VyOS Inc. at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omission of the contestant and/or a breach of any warranty set forth herein. To the maximum extent permitted by law, contestants agree to defend, indemnify and hold VyOS Inc. harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or accruing from: (i) any submission, statements or other material uploaded or otherwise provided by contestant that infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent or other intellectual property right of any person or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) any misrepresentation made by contestant in connection with the contest; (iii) any non-compliance by contestant with these Terms; (iv) claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Terms arising from or related to contestant’s involvement with the contest; (v) acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any contest-related activity or participation in the contest; (vi) any malfunction or other problem with the VyOS site in relation to the entry and participation in the contest by contestant; (vii) any error in the collection, processing, or retention of entry in relation to the entry and participation in the contest by contestant; or (viii) any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winners in relation to the entry and participation in the contest by contestant.

Modification of Terms: VyOS reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminated the contest at any time and at its sole discretion without prior notice.

Jurisdiction and disputes: These Terms shall be governed by, subject to, and construed in accordance with the laws of California, excluding all conflict of law rules. If any provision(s) of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect. Would any dispute arise in connection to this contest, parties shall aim to resolve such dispute amicably. To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, seek injunctive relief or make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this contest are hereby excluded, and contestants expressly waive any and all such rights.

No purchase is necessary to participate in this contest or win. By participating in the VyOS ASCII Art Contest, contestants agree to abide by these terms and conditions.


Whats the original font and size (and color code as in RGB) used by the VyOS logo (that “V”)?

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Hi @Apachez the font is Archivo,sans-serif.


Any info of what fontsize is the original “V” in the logo?

That is this one: https://forum.vyos.io/uploads/default/original/2X/3/3bffd8c1cf743e0b6702799d50e05cd9bd23b9d0.png

@Apachez You don’t need to worry about the font size. I’ll create a new thread for everyone to post their artwork. Here is the new thread - Post for ASCII Artwork Here!

Hi team, I noticed that judgement is done based on the number of likes. Does this mean that a judgement phase will be initiated after initial submission period (so between Feb 1st and Feb 15)? I noticed that it’s also possible to give likes on the submission page, but this way it seems that early submissions have an unfair advantage over people that learned about the contest later on.

Hi @red123nax,

Thanks for reaching out and raising an insightful question! While we encourage members to start voting early, considering factors such as members being busy or on vacation, it’s important to note that the official judgement phase takes place after the initial submission period, which spans from Feb 1st and Feb 15th. This extended this extended timeframe ensures that all community members have ample time to cast their votes.

I appreciate your observation regarding the potential advantage of early submissions, and I assure you that we’ll take this into consideration for future contests.