# Obsidian October 2022 This year our Obsidian October theme is "Back to School", for actual students and also students of life. Whether if you're a novice or veteran, it's a perfect opportunity to share your idea and workflow with the community! ## Categories We have the following categories this year: - **New plugin:** a new plugin that you made - **Plugin update:** a significant update of your existing plugin - **New theme**: a new 1.0 compatible theme that you made - **Theme update**: an existing theme that you made - **Video:** Obsidian related video posted to YouTube or TikTok - **Written content**: Obsidian related written content posted anywhere online - **Demo vault:** a downloadable vault to demonstrate how Obsidian can be used for a specific purpose You can participate in one or more categories. You can submit multiple entries per category. ## Awards For each category, our judging panel will choose the top 3 winners in terms of overall quality. 3 lucky winners will also be drawn at random for each category. In addition to the category winners, the judges will choose 3 creations that best represent our “Back to School” theme across of all the submissions: - Best creation for college students - Best creation for graduate students - Best creation for a specific subject matter (e.g. history, science, languages, etc) The winners will be featured on our official website! ## Get started Starting now, we'll start accepting participants (abbreviated as OOers below). Anyone can participate! You'll get a special role to indicate you're participating too. You can get your role by reacting to [this Discord message](https://discord.com/channels/686053708261228577/702717892533157999/1022202550344228874). You can sign up any time before October 31, but we encourage you to start early so you have a higher chance to finish your project. There will be a special channel on Discord to ask questions and chat about your progress. On the forum, there is also [a mega post for OOers to share their daily progress and learnings](https://forum.obsidian.md/t/obsidian-october-2022-daily-progress-and-learnings/43767). ## Submitting your project Any OOer who finishes their project before the end of November 13, 2022 (extended due to 1.0 release and addition of the theme categories) [anywhere on Earth](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anywhere_on_Earth) can submit via [this form](https://airtable.com/shraMn6xDv4LwgRvA) (embedded below, although it will not render if you're viewing this on GitHub). We'll be publicly celebrating O_O contributions after the event wraps up, so you might be featured on the Obsidian website, via Twitter, or elsewhere! <iframe class="airtable-embed" src="https://airtable.com/embed/shraMn6xDv4LwgRvA?backgroundColor=purple" frameborder="0" onmousewheel="" width="100%" height="533" style="background: transparent; border: 1px solid #ccc;"></iframe> Also, be sure to submit your plugin and theme to our official community [plugin store](https://github.com/obsidianmd/obsidian-releases/blob/master/community-plugins.json) or [theme store](https://github.com/obsidianmd/obsidian-releases/blob/master/community-css-themes.json) by submitting a Pull Request to the relevant list. %% Hub footer: Please don't edit anything below this line %% # This note in GitHub <span class="git-footer">[Edit In GitHub](https://github.dev/obsidian-community/obsidian-hub/blob/main/01%20-%20Community/Events/Obsidian%20October%202022.md "git-hub-edit-note") | [Copy this note](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/obsidian-community/obsidian-hub/main/01%20-%20Community/Events/Obsidian%20October%202022.md "git-hub-copy-note") | [Download this vault](https://github.com/obsidian-community/obsidian-hub/archive/refs/heads/main.zip "git-hub-download-vault") </span>