Design & UX
By Alex Walker

Now It’s Your Turn: Win an iPad 2 With The Cicada Project

By Alex Walker

Two weeks ago we showed you a way to use clever numbers to make practically endless tiling backgrounds. The article got an astonishing response: 2500+ retweets, 2500+ Facebook likes, and 240+ comments. Haven’t seen the article? Check out the Cidada Principle.

So what is this ‘Cicada Project’ you ask? And what does it have in common with the above iPad 2?

Well, following the interest and response we decided to not only see what awesome tiling combinations for organic backgrounds the DesignFestival and Design View newsletter readership can come up — the most popular of which will get featured for the DesignFestival website — but to sweaten the deal with the chance to win an iPad 2! Yup, we have talked the boss into giving a beautiful iPad 2 to the author of the best submission.


The Details

All nice and simple:

  1. Having read the tutorial from the Cidada Principle article, head over to the Cicada Project page here on DesignFestival
  2. Using your favorite graphics editor create your own set of interlocking cicada tiles (maximum of eight)
  3. Sign in using Twitter
  4. Test the results live here on DesignFestival, on the Cicada Project page
  5. When done, finish up and your submission will be reviewed by us, and then published!
  6. Competitions ends May 25th

We’re all looking forward to seeing your submissions.

  • Hoff331

    OOOH MAN this is going to be awesome!!!

  • Simon

    When does this competition end? Can international entrants win?

  • Competition ends 25th May – everyone can participate

  • Already got some really nice entries in. Keep ’em coming :)

    • Alex, I’m logged in via twitter, but can’t figure out how to submit my entry for the competition. How do I do this?


  • Laura – Web Courses Bangkok

    Great stuff, I’m really looking forward to see lots of amazing entries! I’m very impressed by the concept of the Cicada principle.
    Also, if you have just a few minutes time, Alex, I’d like to ask you whether you would like to do a short Q&A interview with me for our website You can see some of our previous interviews here: If you feel like participating, please let me know:
    Would be great to hear back from you :)

  • looking forward to win iPad2…..!

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