thanks for your comments. Your document is not editable so I could not make any comments on it. With regards to the graphic, we do not intend to limit people's creativity but we want the badge to be compatible with the Open Badges Initiative.
We also wanted to make it as easy as possible for people with no gaprhics knowledge to start from a template. People with that knowledge will not need the template, and any other explanations would make the challenge harder to complete. But if you want to create a challenge to show the different design parts of a badge, and alternative tools, we'd be very happy with it. We initially had three different tasks related to graphics and we cut it down to just one.
I don't understand what you mean by 'avoid including links within the body of the task'. You mean that we should not link to other relevant parts of the Internet within a Task? Isn't that the very nature of hypertext?