Hay Monster

Contest Info

  • Started: 10/26/2009 13:00
  • Ended: 10/31/2009 17:00
  • Level: apprentice
  • Entries: 11
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
  • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
  • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
  • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
Hay Monster
Contest Directions: Photoshop this hay monster town image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: re-designing this hay monster, merging it with other objects or people, adding some Halloween theme, putting the hay monster into some unusual environment, using this hay monster image in advertisements, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
Many thanks to Michal Zacharzewski and Stock Exchange for providing the source photo.

Contest Info

    • Started: 10/26/2009 13:00
    • Ended: 10/31/2009 17:00
    • Level: apprentice
    • Entries: 11
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
    • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
    • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
    • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
11 pictures
  • Bella with Edward and Hay Bunny

    Bella with Edward and Hay Bunny
  • King Kong Made of Hay

    King Kong Made of Hay
  • Break Dancing Hay Creature

    Break Dancing Hay Creature
  • Wolf Monster in the Dark

    Wolf Monster in the Dark
  • Trojan Horse Made of Hay

    Trojan Horse Made of Hay
  • Witch Doctor in Hay Clothes

    Witch Doctor in Hay Clothes
  • Voodoo Doll with Pins

    Voodoo Doll with Pins
  • The Scream Painting with Hay Man

    The Scream Painting with Hay Man
  • Rabbit Shaman

    Rabbit Shaman
  • Hay Man Eating a Burger

    Hay Man Eating a Burger
11 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Hay is dried stems and leaves of grass plants, which are cut when they were green before they achieved full natural maturity. Hay is used as a foodstuff for domesticated animals in those areas where climatic conditions do not allow the use of fresh forages all-round the year. The capability of hay to stay for longer periods without getting spoiled is achieved either by putting it in a silo, i.e. the preservation of green plants in watery state or by drying, through the removal of water from the plants (on an average from 55 to 65 %) Hay types: If hay is more or less well dried then all plants forming the composition of hay can be easily determined and hay can be classified into groups. Thus, the study of the botanical composition of hay is very important and represents one of the pivotal means for the value assessment of hay in practice; other visual features have lesser significance but nevertheless, are always taken into consideration. The color of good ordinary edible hay is more or less bright green. A brownish color indicates the presence of other family plants (e.g. clovers), bluish sedge or luscious cereals, growing on marshlands; if the pure edible hay's color is dark, then it indicates that the hay was kept in the rain. Yellowish, straw-colored hay shows that the grass cutting is done much too late when many of them have already become aged. This hay does not have a strong aroma, which is peculiar to green high quality hay, cut in time; the aroma depends mainly on the odorous cone (Anthoxantum odoratum), which belongs to the earliest cereals. However, the aroma of hay, the so-called odor of coumarin is peculiar, except to the cone - also to melilot (Melilotus), holy grass (Hierochloa), woodruff (Asperula) and to a lesser extent to other plants. The unpleasant odor coming from hay is due to the influence of a rainy climate, incomplete drying and depends on the decomposition processes (putrefactive organisms and mold). Such hay during strewing releases lot of dust. Several hay types are distinguished based on their place of growth.