Telegram is hosting a competition for artists to draw new icons for Telegram’s Android and iOS apps. The best icons may be later offered to users in addition to the default sets currently presented in both apps. Telegram App Icon Competition

Prize fund: $10,000
Deadline: 23:59 on October 19th (Dubai time)
Who can participate: Everyone
Results: October 26th, 2023

The Task

Create at least 1 icon and adapt it for both Android and iOS. Submissions featuring more than 1 icon are accepted providing that each of the icon is thematically different.

Each of your app icons must be based on the core form of the Telegram logo. You are free to incorporate any scenes or characters, except copyrighted materials.

Using Telegram’s official sticker and emoji packs is allowed for references (you can adapt characters to create icons based on them). The use of generative AI is strictly prohibited.

App Icon Guidelines


• Follows the Android UI Guidelines
• Contains a PNG of 432x432px for each icon (you must also provide the following resolutions: 324х324px, 216х216px, 162х162px and 108х108px – each is used for different screen pixel densities). The icon must contain separate background and foreground layers
• Includes source files

P.S. For further references, clipping mask samples (for non-direct versions of the app we apply the masks from the archive), other icon resolutions and the suggested structure check the provided archive below this message.


• Follows the Apple Design Guidelines
• Contains a non-transparent PNG of 1024x1024px for each icon (make sure it looks correct when resized to 270x270px, 180x180px or 120x120px, otherwise provide separate images for each resolution)
• Includes source files

Submissions and Evaluation

@ContestBot will start accepting submissions closer to the deadline. The prize fund will be distributed among the best contributors. When evaluating submissions we will prioritize the quality of each artwork, its uniqueness, and its compliance with the “App Icon Guidelines” – your contribution must be submitted in a ”ready to use“ format requiring zero adaptions or tweaks on our side.