News in Pictures, April 11 - May 1
27 entries - contest ended 5/2/2016

Create images of something that happened in the news during April 11 - May 1, 2016. The submission span for this weekly "News in pictures" contest are open for the whole 7 days - Monday through Sunday, followed by a day for voting (next Monday). Now you can chop and submit news as soon as it happens, without waiting for a weekend. Note: This contest covers three last weeks instead of one.
In the Creator's Comments, it is mandatory to link to a news story. You should use this format to make a link: [URL="http://SomeNewsSite.com"] news title[/URL]
Keep the BLACK as is, replace GREEN with the link, and replace the RED with the news story title.
( Themepost image credit: Fox News )

May Day! (Propaganda Posters)
28 entries - contest ended 4/30/2016

May 1 is International Workers' Day, also known as May Day. This holiday is one of the most loved holidays of Communist and Anarchist organizations and their affiliated unions who celebrate this holiday by organizing marches with propaganda posters. Soviet Union was the biggest country that celebrated May Day with nation-wide parades and propaganda posters. These days May Day is no longer an official holiday in Russia and many ex-communist countries, but remaining communist parties still organize parades on May 1. International Workers' Day does remain one of the main communist holidays in China - celebrated with parades and propaganda posters.
To celebrate the upcoming May Day in a "Freaking News way", Photoshop any old propaganda posters any way you wish. Here are two good examples - poster 1, poster 2. Many thanks to Malcolmxy for the themepost.

English Idioms
31 entries - contest ended 4/26/2016

English language is considered one of the easiest languages to learn, given its simple grammar structure and word formation. However, English language has more idioms than any other language - they present the biggest challenge for foreigners. Without learning and understanding idioms, no foreigner can speak English as a native speaker.
Today we are going to help all foreigners understand English idioms. Choose any English idiom and depict/photoshop it. Here's a good list of some of the English idioms (not idiots!). Many thanks to lucianomorelli for the themepost.

Goodbye, Prince
21 entries - contest ended 4/24/2016

He took us for a spin with his music and with his style. Prince has left us. He was 57.
Rest in Peace, Prince! Thanks for giving us so much! To pay tributes to Prince, photoshop him any way you wish.

Freak Show
18 entries - contest ended 4/22/2016

It's the Freak Show time of the week... Get your whips ready and get the freaking circus started! In this contest you can photoshop and exhibit anything you wish (standard site rules still apply). This is basically a weekly exhibition of your creative works with no "contest restrictions". Many thanks to deaddog for the themepost.

Long live the Queen!
31 entries - contest ended 4/21/2016

Queen Elizabeth II will turn 90 on April 21, and the celebrations will go on for 8 days!
Here are some interesting facts about the Queen:
* Elizabeth is the Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
* Her Magesty's height is is 5' 4", she is fluent in French, and her nickname is Lillibet.
* Her Magesty was made a Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, in 1951.
* Forbes magazine estimated her fortune at around $500 million.
* Although Elizabeth officially lives in Buckingham Palace, she, like many other British monarchs before her, dislikes the Palace and she considers her home to be Windsor Castle.
* Elizabeth appeared on the cover of Time magazine, in 1929, at the age of 3. In 1952, she was on the cover of Time magazine again, this time as Person of the Year.
* She was the first British monarch to circumnavigate the globe in one trip.
* Elizabeth was the first and the only female member of the royal family to serve in the armed forces, in the Auxiliary Territorial Service.

To celebrate the upcoming 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, photoshop her any way you wish. Many thanks to azwoodbox for the themepost.

Vintage Photo Montage
87 entries - contest ended 4/19/2016

Long before Photoshop, in the beginning of the 20th century, photographer from Kansas William 'Dad' Martin started creating photo montages of his photos and sold them as postcards. Martin used just photo prints, scissors, glue, and pencil to create realistically looking photo hoaxes for his postcards, and they sold like hotcakes. During 1903-1909, Martin's photography company, which originally had just 5 people, and was located on a quiet street in Kansas, sold more photo postcards than most famous photo studios in New York.
Take any vintage photo (up to 1960) and photoshop it any way you like (keeping a vintage feel to it). It's OK to add any modern objects and characters to vintage photos, as long as you keep the original vintage style of the photo. Many thanks to funkwood for the themepost.

May the Fourth Be with You!
8 entries - contest started 5/1/2016 1:00:00 AM

The upcoming Wednesday is Star Wars Day. It is always observed on May the 4th because it's the only day of the year when you go around saying "May the fourth be with you!" - the pun on the immortal phrase from the Star Wars saga.
To celebrate the upcoming Star Wars Day, put Star Wars characters in real life. E.g. give them new jobs, make them promote products and services, etc.
May the 4th Be With You!
Many thanks to HoHouse for the themepost.

Freak Show
16 entries - contest started 5/1/2016 1:00:00 AM

It's the Freak Show time of the week... Get your whips ready and get the freaking circus started!
In this contest you can photoshop and exhibit anything you wish (standard site rules still apply).
This is basically a weekly exhibition of your creative works with no "contest restrictions". Many thanks to Sunshine for the themepost.

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