You should never move the goal post after the race has started, but this is an exception that should work to your advantage.
I figured that you might need more time to get a full theme up and running. I understand that you all have a lot of other stuff on your plate, and that it might be hard to find the time you would need to get it done.
Unfortunately, I can’t extend the deadline any further since that would put the entire SS3 release schedule at risk. But we've decided to start off with basic design submission, with your code being sent to us within the week following. This gives you the chance to start casting votes while you are still working on turning your design into a fully working theme.
So how does it work:
I know we said we didn’t want you to use Java Script, but since we've had quite a few people complaining about it, we've decided that you can use it if it helps you to build a proper theme. But please bear in mind, we encourage usability rather than flashy effects.
Please let me know if there are any further concerns.
I am still reluctant to throw in cash because open source is a lot, but not about money. So I decided to give you some sweet toys to hack and play with. And yes, in cases where you built your theme in a team, you will both get one each. (But two is definitely the limit.) That way, you don’t have to share custody!
So here’s what's up for grabs, on top of the kudos from a high class panel jury and getting your name out there:
Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1-Inch, 16 GB, Wi-Fi)
-Android Honeycomb 3.1
-Dual Core Tegra 2 processor, 1GB RAM
-Wi-FiTM, 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz, 5GHz
-Memory Capacity: 16GB
-Display: 10.1" WXGA (1280x800)
LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0
The “NXT” generation of buildable, programmable robots is here!
NZD $50 Apple i-Tunes voucher
I hope that helps you get cracking and give your best for the default theme of SilverStripe 3.0. Goodluck!