As our annual user conference enters its seventh season, it also begins the fifth iteration of the Design-a-Template contest. From several dozen entries, we will award a trip to the event (Oct 11-14, Atlanta GA) to the person whose work is chosen as most appropriate to serve as the conference template.

Over the past four years, we have created a tradition that includes: brilliant work by exceptionally talented people; a bit of comic relief; the discovery of a unique challenge when creating a template that is to be used across many dozens of seminars; and spirited debate between our own versions of Randy, Paula, and Simon.

To see entries from year's past, including the winners, visit our Editorial Archive.

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