TechNet Wiki Banners for 2017

Good day to all TechNet Wiki Gurus, Judges, and guests.

Once more, I have the honor and the privilege to write this blog in behalf of the TechNet Wiki council, where I can thank you all for great work and amazing discussions. If you are a member of TechNet Wiki community on Facebook, then this blog directed to you! It is our time to thank you for a great job, and post some of the information on decisions behind the scenes.


A year ago, I asked for help in creating a new banner for the TechNet Wiki groups on Facebook, which turned out as a great idea. We end up with small contest - 12 banners were registered to the final vote. It was really hard to rank the images, but with your help we chose a banner for the year 2016.

A year passed and time came to choose a new banner for the TNWiki group on Facebook, but this year we got another request from the council. We decided to extend the request in order to get a new banner and a new logo, that will be used for our variety activities.

Before we read forward, I want to use this opportunity to thanks syed shanu, who took the project on himself and helped a lot in organize this year contest. I could not be done without him. So, thanks syed.

We manually counted at least 136 images that were sent on Facebook!

Moreover, members gave great feedback, lot of the images were improved and re-posted several times. Everyone sent feedback, including members that did not post their version of banner. After all, not to all of us have the ability to become artists, but everyone took part in the discussions. It was really fun process, and I thank you all for participating in it.

80 new banners were registered to the final contest!

Well, if last year it was hard to hard to vote and choose a banner out of 12 final images, you can only guess what happened this year…

You can see all the pictures that made it into the final selection in this link.

Who won? What banner will be used this year?

Well, the short answer is simple, we all won 🙂 

we got great stock of images, which we all can use in order to promote our community. We will use those images for future blog posts, articles, and more.

After a long month of voting and discussion (and maybe a bit of fighting, in good spirit) we came to the final 11 images. Yep, we could not choose a single banner, since there were so many great options. Therefore, we chose one banner for each month, and we will probably use all the rest of the images as well, during the year and afterward.

Here are the images that were selected to be used in the Facebook groups:

1. kamlesh-kumar-11 Kamlesh Kumar 11 7. kia-zhi-tang-01Kia Zhi Tang 01
2. anoop-kumar-sharma-01Anoop Kumar Sharma 01 8. kamlesh-kumar-18Kamlesh Kumar 20
3. vimalkalathil_banner_9Vimal Kalathil 09 9. vimalkalathil_banner_12Vimal Kalathil 12
4. kamlesh-kumar-08Kamlesh Kumar 08 10. prashanth-jayaram-15-aPrashanth Jayaram 15
5. davut-eren-05Davut Eren 05 11. vipul-jain-02Vipul Jain 02
6. prashanth-jayaram-09Prashanth Jayaram 09



We got 136 images, which were send on Facebook. 80 new banners were registered to the final vote. The person who sent the largest number of banner's images was Kamlesh Kumar. People whose banners were finalists:

  • Anoop Kumar Sharma
  • Davut Eren
  • Gaurav Kumar Arora
  • Kamlesh Kumar
  • Kia Zhi Tang
  • Prashanth Jayaram
  • Syed Shanu
  • Vimal Kalathil
  • Vipul Jain

Thanks again to anyone who participate in creating, improving, and selecting the banners for the TechNet Wiki.


prashanth-jayaram-03Ronen Ariely,
Proud member of the TechNet Wiki Community

More to read?

Download all 80 final TechNet WIKI banners for 2017, from the gallery 

TechNet Wiki Banners and Logo for 2017, By Ronen Ariely (aka pituach), 23/12/2016

You can see all the pictures that made it into the final selection last year 2016:

Wiki-Life – Images and Figures TechNet Wiki, by Alan Nascimento Carlos, March 24, 2015

TechNet Wiki - Images and Logos 2015 (Download Files), by Alan Nascimento Carlos, March 25, 2015

Wiki Ninja Stick Figures, by Ana Paula de Almeida, 25 Nov 2012

Which new TechNet Wiki logo image is your favorite?, by Ed Price – MSFT, March 26, 2015


Comments (19)

  1. Very impressive. I like these a lot. Thanks Ronen for organizing this.

  2. Awesome Community Effort… @Ronen is incredible

    1. pituach says:

      >> “Awesome Community Effort”
      So true 🙂

  3. I would like to thank everyone for your efforts in this great Community!

  4. Thanks, Ronen and Syed for the great drive. Thanks for making me a designer:). It was a healthy task for all non-designers. Thanks everyone for the contribution. Contribution and participation are not less than winning a competition. Thanks to the facebook group for the valuable feedback and keep motivating to get the best out of us.

  5. Vipul Jain says:

    Thanks, Ronen and Syed for organizing this. Glad to see my design in the finalist list. You gave the opportunity to analyze my design skills, even though I’m not a professional designer. 🙂

  6. Vipul Jain says:

    Thanks, Ronen and Syed for the great drive. Glad to see my design in the finalist list. 🙂

  7. Thank you for your hard work Ronen,Nice to see so many contribution for Banner Images and Logos,Thank you all for your good work.

  8. Thank you everyone for participating and special thanks to Ronen, Syed Shanu and judges to select toughest 11 Banners. I know it was very hard to select top 11 in 100+ images and most of them are so nice and impressive. Thank you all 🙂

    1. pituach says:

      Oh yes… It was hard
      The voting was done by the TechNet Wiki council and not all sent their vote in time.
      Think about this:
      1. we send feedback on Facebook and all images were improve till a point we love them them all, which is great, but now we needed to choose one?!?
      2. Let’s say we have 100 images to check, and we have less then 10% people that vote, so what happens is that each one selected different images. We had more then 25 images selected by the judges, and now we had to choose one?!?

      * By the way, one of the images that like most was not select in the top 11. It was the image “Gaurav Kumar Arora 02”. There were so many more images that I liked… really thanks all that sent their work, and all that helped in feedback to improve the work

      1. Thanks Ronen – I glad to know that image drawn by me has been appreciated. Community recognizes it thats what a win-win situation. Thanks once again for your support and all efforts to run this drive.

  9. pituach says:

    Thanks for the nice fatback everyone 🙂
    As Rajeesh said we have a great Community!
    Prashanth and Vipul raised a grate point, we are a non-designers community, and this was Outside of our daily work scope 🙂

  10. Chervine says:

    Well done! Cheers to the community!

  11. These banners are so awesome! Huge thanks to Anoop, Davut, Gaurav, Kamlesh, Kia, Prashanth, Syed, Vimal, and Vipul! Fantastic job on these!

    1. Thank you Ed, and well done Community for nice work, congrats to all 🙂

  12. Gaurav Arora says:

    A great community and it results what we saw in banners. Appreciate Ronen ànd Syed to drive this competition. Congrats to all participant as we (community) are all the winners. Thanks to judges for selecting nice banners.

    1. So True Gaurav, Its Community win 🙂

    2. pituach says:

      Thanks Gaurav 🙂
      and once more, well done to all participant!

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