2008 Beijing Olympic Games

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/24/2008 06:00
  • Ended: 3/26/2008 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 16
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Contest Directions: Given the current riots in Tibet, China, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games are under big question. They will either be held with big restrictions, or canceled altogether if most countries boycott the games in the light of the violent actions from Chinese government to stop the Tibet riots. China's Communist Party warned that it will censor and ban any mass media from broadcasting the Olympic Games if any negative facts about China - including the recent riots - are broadcasted along the footage of the Olympic Games.
Photoshop anything connected to 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the light of the recent events. Some examples are: designing a logo or poster for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, show how magazine articles and TV footage will be censored, photoshop games controlled by Chinese troops, etc.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/24/2008 06:00
    • Ended: 3/26/2008 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 16
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
16 pictures
  • Runnint Along Barbed Wire at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

    Runnint Along Barbed Wire at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
        • I came across the source image online. Good integration behind the existing barbed wire.
        • Brilliant and origianal, rather stark but I think this adds impact
        • Wow! This one is GOOD! Hats off!(ps. nice sepia tones)
        • Congratulations on the (Olympic) gold, dexter!
        • congrats dexter...this job was really the best in this contest. Deserved!!!
        • Congrats on a well deserved gold Dexter!
  • 2008 Beijing Olympic Medals

    2008 Beijing Olympic Medals
        • Cool! A bigger full view would be better!
        • Silver Medal goes to Canvas these Olympics!
        • Careful With your silver Medal, It may contain lead as well...
          Good thinking!
        • The lead-laden medals will only be given to American athletes who place in the top three - and Mattel will apologize to China.
  • Olympic Machine Gun

    Olympic Machine Gun
        • Clever idea, wish I had thought of it..lol!
        • A candidate for the marksman's badge

          [Edited by User on 3/25/2008 6:30:48 PM]
        • Beijing Olympics Policy is:
          Shoot first, ask questions later
        • Congrats Zorro. You got a unique idea too. Wonder what represents yello circle who holds the gun. Some kind of terrorism reflects on this entry.
  • 9mm Olympic Gold Medal

    9mm Olympic Gold Medal
        • Nice concept! It has Punch! (bigger full view would be better)
  • 2008 Beijing Olympic Torch

    2008 Beijing Olympic Torch
  • 2008 Beijing Olympic Crossbones

    2008 Beijing Olympic Crossbones
        • Shadow placement could be better, otherwise interesting and different.
        • China finally decides to openly admit piracy issues...
        • Nice! I like the little accessories, ie. headband and voodoo doll, but I can't tell what the left earring is. (also good that the flames are not mirrored.)
  • Monk Serenity Denied

    Monk Serenity Denied
        • Very nice darling. P.S. no I haven't been behaving! Why would I ever do such a thing?
  • Hu Jintao Playing Soccer at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

    Hu Jintao Playing Soccer at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
        • Great concept... and welcome back, buddy! Missed you lots!
        • Great to see you back KB... you been behaving?
  • Bullet-Proof Table Tennis

    Bullet-Proof Table Tennis
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Poster

    Beijing 2008 Olympic Poster
        • Very much like the China country outline with the sewn mouth. Very much.
  • Six Notorious Olympic Games

    Six Notorious Olympic Games
        • Clever comparison. But I could not figure out all. Can you help?

          Germany 1936
          Moscow 1980
          ... ?
          ... ?
          ... ?
          Beijing 2008
        • Sure:
          Berlin '36 massive protests again Nazis
          Mexico City '68 "black power" political movement "demonstrations" created "rage"
          Munich '72 Palestinians murdered 11 Israeli athletes and coaches
          Moscow '80 US boycott because Soviet invaded Afghanistan
          Los Angeles '84 Soviet boycott just because they were still ... ed about Moscow
          Beijing '08 murder, repression, deception, etc etc etc

          AND I agree about the type! Thanks
        • Thank you for the detailed reminders, aintchicken!
          You rock!
  • Bloody 2008 Beijing Olympics

    Bloody 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • Olympic Dragon Running Race

    Olympic Dragon Running Race
        • Riding the dragon...

          Good concept but I would make the dragpon shadows on the running tracks a tad stronger.
  • Beijing Conflict Olympics

    Beijing Conflict Olympics
  • Steroid Olympic Games

    Steroid Olympic Games
        • laughing my arse off!
          Loved the "Especially higher!" part
        • In fact, this is Marion Jones.
          Those steroids have unexpected side-effects.
        • I tried some of these performance-enhancing substances, I did the pic in under 9 seconds !
          That's why it's a mess !
  • Beijing Olympics Press Pass

    Beijing Olympics Press Pass
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The Summer Olympic Games in 2008 will take place in Beijing, the capital city of The People's Republic Of China from the 8th to the 24th of August. The opening ceremony will take place at 8:08 according to local time. Some kind of sports will be placed in the onshore city of Qingdao and Hong Kong. The mascot representing the games is Good-luck dolls. City Candidates Beijing was chosen as the capital city for the 29th Olympics on 13th July 2001 at the 112th International Olympic Committee session in Moscow. The other cities vying for the olympics were Toronto (Canada), Paris (France), Istanbul (Turkey) and Osaka (Japan). The cities which were not included in the five cities, which were in the preliminary applications, but did not get into the candidates list in 2000, were: Bangkok (Thailand), Cairo (Egypt), Havana (Cuba), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Seville (Spain). Beijing submitted a tender for the participation in the Summer Olympics of 2000, but for the elections, which were held in 1993, Beijing could not win. Sporting Arenas Beijing National Stadium, National Gymnasium, Olympic Swimming pool, Olympic village and cultural and sports center the most important and main subjects are the Olympic constructions. For the entire construction 2.1 billion dollars (17.4 billion Yuan) have been invested. 37 Olympic sports will be operated in Beijing in total and 6 Olympic sports will be held out of the capital city. The total cost of the investment in the infrastructure of the Olympic Games comes at around 50 billion dollars. The Symbol of Games Emblem The emblem for the Beijing Olympic Games was chosen in August 2003 and was called the "dancing Beijing". In the emblem the traditional elements of China were indulged: a red background and a calligraphically written hieroglyph word Jing ("The Capital of the State"), reminding the figure of sportsmen. Mascot On the 11th of November 2005, 1000 days to the opening of the games, it was decided that the symbol of "Good-luck dolls" (Chinese word "Fuwa") will stand as the mascot of the games. According to Chinese philosophy, there are five good-luck dolls: Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying, and Nini. They in turn consist of five members that incorporate fish, giant panda, fire, Tibetan antelope, and swallow designs. Pronouncing in order the first syllable of the names of each of them we get a Chinese phrase, the English translation of which means "Welcome to Beijing". Motto The Olympic committee of Beijing declared on 26th June of 2005 year, that the phrase "One World, One Dream" will stand as the motto of the Olympic Games. The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games takes place on the 8th of August 2008, however the football competition starts on the 6th of August itself, two days earlier than the official opening ceremony. Most of the medals will be won in the final day of the Games, the 23rd of August, when the finals for many teams take place. On the 8th of August 2007 at 08:08:08 according to the local time, at the central square of Beijing the countdown of the remaining days to Olympic Games was installed. On the 26th of April 2007 in Beijing, The International Olympic Committee declared the program of the Olympic torch relay schedule. The motto of the torch relay is "The journey of Harmony". The relay, which started 137 days before the opening of the Olympic Games, will be the longest itself in the history of the Olympic torch relay (137000 kilometers). The Olympic flame was lit in the Greece city of Olympia on the 24th of March 2008. From Olympia the flame moves alongside the territory of Greece and on the 31st of March will be in Beijing. From the Chinese capital city the flame is sent in the direction of all continents, excluding Antarctica. The relay will also pass through the cities of the Great Silk Route, symbolizing the ancient relationships of China with the rest of the World. The flame passes through 22 cities of the world, and many cities of China. The relay organizers are also planning to take the Flame to the top of Mount Everest. In June 2007 it started to rise to the 108 kilometer elevation on the top of the hills. The cost of this project is 19.7 million dollars. The Olympic torch has standard measurements and is made in a traditional Chinese style. The torch is designed in such a way so that it will not go out during a 65 km per hour wind and 50 millimeters per hour of heavy rain fall. The Contest The program of the Beijing Olympic Games is similar with the schedule of the Athens Games in 2004. In the 2008 Olympic Games 302 sets of medals will be played for (165 men's, 127 women's and 10 mixed) in 31 sports. Nine new disciplines have emerged, including a new type of cycling - BMX.