Linux Professional Institute 20th Birthday Contest

Congratulations to our LPI20 Birthday Contest winners!

Thank you to everyone that entered our LPI20 Contest. You have helped us name the newest member of our team, a South African Penguin we adopted on Friday November 08, 2019. You told us how LPI certification has changed your life and how you use Linux and open source day to day. You have also helped identify educational institutions that are making a difference in the community.


The prizes

In week one, starting October 4th, we were searching for a name for a South African Penguin we adopted in November. The penguin’s name is “Sudo” and the person who submitted this name was Farbod Emami from Ontario, Canada. He won a huge LPI plush Tux (80 cm).


In week two, starting October 11th, we asked you how LPI certification changed your life. The prize was a Thomas-Krenn.AG Low Energy Server LES v3, equipped with a 32 GB SATA III Transcend SSD ML 2,5” and sponsored by our partner Thomas-Krenn.AG. Winner of the Thomas-Krenn.AG LES v3 was Anthony Hansen from Texas, USA.


In week three, starting October 18th, we asked you to tell us how you use Linux and Open Source in your daily life for your chance to win a Thomas-Krenn.AG Low Energy Server LES compact 4L, equipped with 4 GB RAM, 240 GB Enterprise-SSD, and 4 LAN-Ports, sponsored by our partner Thomas-Krenn.AG. Winner of the Thomas-Krenn.AG LES compact 4L server was Dérson Manhique from Maputo, Mozambique.


In week four, starting October 25th, we asked you to name us your favorite educational institution that is involved in open source for your chance to win a TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 15 v5 – RED Edition, sponsored by our partner TUXEDO Computers. Winner of the laptop was Pyry Nordström from Turku, Finland.


We will contact all winners by email using the same email address they used to enter the contest. To be declared a winner, selected entrants must correctly answer a time limited mathematical skill-testing question, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, to be administered by email.


Thank you for supporting a good cause!

With your participation in our LPI20 contests, you supported a good cause at the same time. In week one, you helped LPI to name a South African Penguin from the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Costal Birds, that LPI adopted November 8, 2019. In week two you were helping the One Laptop per Child (OPLC) project, which received a donation from Linux Professional Institute for the purchase of three new laptops. Since the prize for you was bigger in week three, we will also make a bigger donation to the OPLC project for the purchase of five new laptops. In week four you gave an educational institution, that does a lot for open source, the chance to win 20 Raspberry Pis + 20 free Linux Essentials exams!


Contest rules

Residents of countries, states and provinces in which such contests are illegal or require local registration are not eligible to win.

A full set of rules and regulations governing LPI contests can be found at our Contest Rules web page.