I saw my first Wapuu just a few months back. Since then, I’ve been noticing them all over the WordPress ecosystem, even in the most obscure places. With so many different Wapuus out there, we thought that it’s time to see a Torque-themed one, so we’ve decided to run a contest.
What Is A “Wapuu”?
Wapuu is the official WordPress Japan mascot—though I am convinced that WordPressers everywhere would adopt it as their own if they only knew about it. Wapuu’s fandom runs deep in certain circles. There are literally hundreds of different variations of the Wappuu—including, but not limited to, the lumberjack Wapuu, the mecha Wapuu, the french Wapuu, the punk Wapuu, and even the WP Tavern Wapuu.
Design A Torque Wapuu
We’d love to have a Wapuu of our own to hang up in our San Francisco office, which is why we thought it would be fun to put together a contest. For the next two weeks, we’d like to encourage our readers to try their hand at designing a Torque-themed Wapuu. You can find plenty of existing Wapuu assets to start off with on the Unofficial Wapuu Fan Club or grab the original Wapuu vector file here.
To help inspire your design here’s a little background info on Torque:
Torque is an online magazine devoted to all things WordPress. We are based in San Francisco, with writers distributed all over the world. We like donuts, video games, and traveling to as many WordCamps as we can. It’s your call on what exactly the Torque Wapuu would look like, but if you’d like to use our logo in your design, you can find it here.
From now until July 27th, we invite you to share your Torque Wapuu with @thetorquemag on Twitter or email it to us directly at doc[at]torquemag[dot]io.
We’ll select our favorite and print it up as a small batch of stickers! As thanks, the winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card, and two runners-up will receive some Torque swag from us.
UPDATE: Congrats to Michelle Schulp whose Wapuu was picked as our favorite! We’ll be working with the folks at Sticker Giant to print these up soon.
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