Help us design a new ASCII art logo for the upcoming release of Kontena Container & Microservices Platform v1.0!

We are currently working hard to launch Kontena 1.0 by the end of this year. It's going to be great! Now, as part of this journey to 1.0, we want to invite our amazing community to design a new ASCII art logo that will be part of the 1.0 release. Keep reading to find out how to enter the Kontena CLI Logo Contest!

Your task is to re-imagine and re-design Kontena’s current ASCII art logo. The current logo looks like this:

Each person who submits a logo design will receive a super exclusive Kontena "Premium" T-shirt in return. You can get some design inspiration for your submission from here.

Kontena Logo ASCII Art Requirements

The main requirement is that your design should be your own original work and shouldn’t be copied from anyone else. Here are some other requirements:

  • The maximum height for the logo is 10 rows.
  • The maximum width for the logo should be something that fits nicely in a terminal window.
  • It's acceptable to use ANSI/VT100 color formatting, but you should also submit a pure-ASCII version of your logo design.
  • The logo must include Kontena's copyright information "(c) 2016 Kontena, Inc."

You can submit your entry as a pull request to our Github repository on GitHub. The deadline for submissions is November 28th, 2016. The winning entrant will be notified before the release of Kontena 1.0 via email. And of course, the winner's ASCII art will be part of the Kontena v1.0 release!

Here's quick instructions how to submit your design as pull request on GitHub:

For people who are familiar with Git/GitHub pull requests

  1. Fork kontena/kontena repository on GitHub.
  2. Clone the forked repository
  3. Modify kontena/cli/LOGO file
  4. Commit and push your changes to your forked repository
  5. Create a pull request from your fork to kontena/kontena repository with the title Logo proposal for 1.0
  6. Sign the Kontena CLA for the pull request (by signing the CLA request you agree that Kontena can use and owns your design which can be edited and used in any number of ways as we see fit).

For people who are not familiar with Git/GitHub pull requests

  1. Edit the logo directly in GitHub text editor. Note! You need a GitHub account and need to be signed in.
  2. Once you are done editing, select "Create a new branch for this commit and start a pull request" and click commit. Use Logo proposal for 1.0 as the title of your pull request.
  3. Sign the Kontena CLA for the pull request (by signing the CLA request you agree that Kontena can use and owns your design which can be edited and used in any number of ways as we see fit).

Once you have submitted your logo on Github, please send an email to with a link to your pull request and also include the following info in your email:

  • Your T-shirt size (S-XXL)
  • Your full name
  • Your postal address (so that we can send our super exclusive Kontena "Premium" T-shirt to you as a token of our appreciation)

If you have any questions, please contact us on our Community Slack channel.

We hope to receive many fresh exciting designs from all you Happy Developers! Happy Designing!

About Kontena

Kontena, Inc. is the creator of Kontena, an open source, developer-friendly container and microservices platform. Kontena is built to maximize developer happiness by simplifying running containerized applications on any infrastructure: on-premises, cloud or hybrid. It provides a complete solution for organizations of any size. Founded in March 2015, Kontena was recognized as one of the best new open source projects in the 8th annual Black Duck Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards. For more information, visit: