Pregnant Chad writes: The winners of the KDE 4 desktop wallpaper contest were announced today. The only problem is, the judges that decided the winning entries (David Vignoni, Nuno Pinheiro, Kenneth Wimer and Riccardo Iaconelli) largely chose their own work. Infact, all but one of the judges (Nuno Pinheiro) ended up having winning entries, some even having several winning entries. Of the 15 images chosen, 5 of them came from judges. In their defense, Iaconelli has stated, "We voted in a way so that we didn't know who was the author of a certain wallpaper, the votes were secret, and we couldn't vote for our wallpaper. (...) So nothing to worry about, we've studied a voting system, we voted, and we took up the results, always trying to make them in the most impartial way possible."..However, I think many would agree the fairest "voting system" would have been an open one, versus a small, closed group of judges voting for their own collective work. The vote tally for the other contest submissions are conspicuously absent from the announcement page. Artistic integrity, anyone?