Nicolas Sarkozy

Contest Info

  • Started: 5/7/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 5/9/2007 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 17
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Nicolas Sarkozy
Contest Directions: The son of a Hungarian immigrant, Nicolas Sarkozy has won the French presidential elections. It's no surprise. Fifty million Hungarian immigrants voted for him.
Washington is very pleased with his victory over socialist Segolene Royal in the second round of a French presidential elections. In this contest we are asking you to photoshop Nicolas Sarkozy any way you like. Examples may include showing his activities and policies as French president, Napoleon Bonaparte, or placing Mr. Sarkozy in paintings and magazine covers.

Contest Info

    • Started: 5/7/2007 06:00
    • Ended: 5/9/2007 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 17
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
17 pictures
  • Nicolas Sarkozy as Napoleon

    Nicolas Sarkozy as Napoleon
        • the flag is an added point here!
          good job!.
        • With Sarko on your side, you don't need enemies !
        • Quality work. The expression on his face shows how he feels about his victory.
  • Nicolas Sarkozy Marble Bust

    Nicolas Sarkozy Marble Bust
        • Here's the source image I used when making this bust, in case anyone is interested.
        • the face i think need more shining like a marble to match to his body and forehead.
        • Nice Work, I want to do the same image but i haven't time but you did a superb job
        • Decent statue work - it looks very photo realistic.
  • Nicolas Sarkozy Painting

    Nicolas Sarkozy Painting
        • Quality blending but I think the source face could be chosen with a bit more turn, as on the original painting.
  • Nicolas Sarkozy as Johnny English

    Nicolas Sarkozy as Johnny English
        • Looks like Serpentine (
        • French, Hungarian, now English ! The ubiquitous Lider Minimo is full of surprises !
        • Thank you all very much for your comments.
  • Nicolas Sarkozy in the American Gothic Painting

    Nicolas Sarkozy in the American Gothic Painting
        • This would look better if you dropped the saturation on the faces to more match the background....and maybe tweak the skin color to his painted hand. Nice job.
        • good work on putting this two together.
          the past and the present.
        • Love the concept. Their heards may use slight decrease in contrast.
  • Nicolas Sarkozy the French Aristocrat

    Nicolas Sarkozy the French Aristocrat
        • Professional work, and this image suits him too. Just take him several centuries back and would look exactly like this I think.
  • Nicolas Sarkozy as the It Clown

    Nicolas Sarkozy as the It Clown
        • Spooky, might want to fill in the dark diagonal line on his forehead and also the red area on the top of his head.

          [Edited by User on 5/8/2007 6:20:51 AM]
        • Quality concept. Agree with Rain suggestions.
  • Emporer Nicolas Sarkozy

    Emporer Nicolas Sarkozy
        • not bad for him. nice source of painting.
  • Nicolas Sarkozy as Napoleon Bonaparte

    Nicolas Sarkozy as Napoleon Bonaparte
        • Love the face expression, but lights on it may need to be removed.
  • Nicolas Sarkozy the Alien

    Nicolas Sarkozy the Alien
        • He looks like alien mutant indeed. I wish his source was of higher resolution.
  • Nicolas Sarkozy as Napoleon Dynamite

    Nicolas Sarkozy as Napoleon Dynamite
  • Nicolas Sarkozy Being Carried in an Army Parade

    Nicolas Sarkozy Being Carried in an Army Parade
        • Funny, Sarkozy could use some shading and hilights on his face to make it look more three dimensional... or you could bump on the contrast and adjust the color to take it more pink and less yello

          [Edited by User on 5/8/2007 6:37:52 AM]
  • Nicolas Sarkozy the Puppet

    Nicolas Sarkozy the Puppet
        • Decent concept and photoshop work, but the blurness of his face takes away from this entry.
  • Nicolas Sarkozy as Napoleon Bonaparte Riding a Horse

    Nicolas Sarkozy as Napoleon Bonaparte Riding a Horse
  • Alien Nicolas Sarkozy

    Alien Nicolas Sarkozy
  • Nicolas Sarkozy the Blue Boy

    Nicolas Sarkozy the Blue Boy
        • The thumbnail in the corner is not needed I think.
  • Nicolas Sarkozy in the Bill and Ted Movie

    Nicolas Sarkozy in the Bill and Ted Movie
        • Looks like France is having attack of clones.
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This contest is fueled by the following news: As the last polling stations were closed in France, the news agency AFP announced the results of the presidential election. Based on the preliminary vote count the conservative party candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has won with the wide margin over the socialist Segolene Royal. This French elections were unique by many counts. Over eighty five percent of voters turned to cast their votes - the record voter turnout for all the history of the French elections. For the first time ever, a woman candidate made it to the second round of the elections. For the third time in a row, the French Socialist Party suffered a bitter defeat. The second round brought Sarkozy over 53% of votes, compared to about 47% for Ms Royal. Many analysts say this election, especially the second round, was not so much about Segolene Royal, but basically a vote for or against Nicolas Sarkozy. After the results were announced French police had to deploy several units in the center of Paris to block riots against the Nicolas victory. The rioters consisted mainly of supporters of defeated Segolene Royal. They gathered near Place de la Bastille with sticks and stones to demonstrate their anger over the results of the election. United States congratulated Sarkozy with the victory and consider this a favorable election result for the French - American relations. Nicolas said that America can count on him and France as friends. In his victory speech he reiterated that he will be the president of all the French and will represent their interests domestically as well as on the international arena. Some Americans compare Sarkozy to Napoleon Bonaparte, despite little visual resemblance with the great French emperor. Domestic policy. Government: On May 17, Nicolas Sarkozy appointed his close associate François Fillon who held ministerial posts during the second term of Jacques Chirac as prime-minister of France. On May 18, Fillon appointed the government, that included former Prime Minister Alain Juppé (as Minister of State), he left-wing founder of Médecins Sans Frontières Bernard Kouchner (as Foreign Minister), and several ministers of Villepin's cabinet, including Michele Alliot-Marie, who headed the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In June 2007 the French parliamentary election ended with a solid majority for President Sarkozy, however it gained less seats than it was expected. Moreover, Alain Juppé who was not elected as deputy had to resign. As president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy established a number of commissions and advisory committees, designed to solve a variety of domestic and economic issues, in fall 2007 not less than 16 commissions were asked to release reports – this was a unique event in the history of the Fifth republic. In October-November 2007 a number of demonstrations and strikes occurred across France, (particularly large-scale was transport workers strike) which soon grew into unrest in the Paris suburbs, compared in terms of the scale to the events of 2005. Foreign policy: During his first foreign visit (on the day of his inauguration) in his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Sarkozy called Germany for increased cooperation. European Union: The top priority of Sarkozy's foreign policy is Europe, and the European Union in particular. It was Sarkozy who became one of the authors and active supports of the Lisbon Treaty, designed to amend the Treaty establishing the European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community which has replaced the project of the European constitution, rejected in a referendums in France and Netherlands in May – June 2005. According to Paris officials, the treaty signed on December 13, 2007, on the one hand helps the EU be more ambitious in various fields, on the other hand, it takes into account the opinion of French and the Netherlands people. Nevertheless, the character of the Treaty, as well as the way of its ratification (by the French parliament, gathered in Congress on February 8, 2008) arouses lively debates in French society and among politicians. Sarkozy also proposed to develop a new European Security Strategy to replace the one adopted in December 2003 (Sarkozy started the process of developing a new White Paper on national Defence and Security to replace the 1994 White paper). Sarkozy's plans for a French return to NATO integrated military command are widely discussed, however this is not stipulated either by the development of the European Union Defense Initiatives or by the Alliance reform. Free and independent Kosovo: In June 2007 Sarkozy attended the annual summit of the Group of Eight held in Germany, he openly spoke in favor of independence for Kosovo. France recognized Kosovo on February 2008, the day after its declaration of independence. Herewith, Paris intends to establish good relations with Kosovo and Serbia, and sees European perspective of both countries. South Ossetia crisis: Sarkozy as president of France and Chairman of the European Union, has contributed into the peaceful resolution of the military conflict in South Ossetia in 2008, having visited Moscow and Tbilisi he agreed with Dmitry Medvedev on the key points of the peace agreement known as "Medvedev-Sarkozy plan", which was subsequently signed by the presidents of Georgia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

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