Sack Racing

Contest Info

  • Started: 8/11/2008 09:00
  • Ended: 8/15/2008 10:00
  • Level: apprentice
  • Entries: 18
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Apprentice 1st Place $5
  • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $3
  • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $2
  • FN Apprentice 4th Place $1
Sack Racing
Contest Directions: Photoshop this sack racing image (CLICK HERE to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: dressing up the sack racer, changing the weather in the picture, putting the sack racer in some new environment, movies, paintings. These are just some ideas.
You have 3 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to Neil Gould and Stock Exchange for providing the source image.

Contest Info

    • Started: 8/11/2008 09:00
    • Ended: 8/15/2008 10:00
    • Level: apprentice
    • Entries: 18
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Apprentice 1st Place $5
    • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $3
    • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $2
    • FN Apprentice 4th Place $1
18 pictures
  • Woman Sack Racing Through Open Manholes

    Woman Sack Racing Through Open Manholes
  • Pamplona's The Sack Racing of the Bulls

    Pamplona's The Sack Racing of the Bulls
        • hahahahahahaha!

          a proper laugh out loud moment, brilliant!
        • Nice work on a daunting piece to start
        • Congratulations on your first medal spettacolare!
  • Sack Racing with Kangaroos

    Sack Racing with Kangaroos
        • Lovely composition... "This is Australiaaaaa!!"
        • Very artistic!
          Congratulations on the bronze, JojjE!
  • The Simpsons Sack Racing Across Abbey Road

    The Simpsons Sack Racing Across Abbey Road
  • Duplicate Sack Racers

    Duplicate Sack Racers
  • Sack Racing in a Constable Painting

    Sack Racing in a Constable Painting
        • I think you integrated it well, and did a good job with light and shadows.
        • Thank you. I'm quite self critical and working in it close up it didn't look right at all.
        • I agree, hidden author

          You may try to copy suitable parts of the painting (use the lasso tool), put them over the racer and play around with contrast and visibility to get the structure of the painting. No filters, please!!! I hate them...
          The light seems to come from right above... the dog's shadow tells it. You might change the racer's shadow, but it looks ok as it already is.

          But.... the focus is still on the whole picture. The racer is only a minor part of the lovely old painting - thought she's well integrated.
        • I agree with TT..except maybe one of the filters would help but without experimenting a bit, I can't say which one. Wish I had time to be of more assist Overall I like it !!
        • Oddly enough I used a combination of both. I used a filter to get it paint-like but also copied some of the existing painting and used a different blend mode to give it the correct texture.

          Thanks for the advice, I really want to learn better techniques.
        • Welcome to Freaking News ! Hope to see many more chops! Well done!
  • Evil Creature Catching Sack Racers

    Evil Creature Catching Sack Racers
  • Mermaid at the Olympics

    Mermaid at the Olympics
        • One of the most creative entries in the contest!

          The lady is known as Ms. Phelps!
  • Sack Race Accident

    Sack Race Accident
        • this covering its body and the foot with the paramedical one
        • The police haven't got there yet MUD, the Medic is calling them
        • Hmmmm.... I liked the previous versions better... but still Very Good Stuff!

          Stop trying too hard!
  • Sack Racing Along a Road with Burning Lava

    Sack Racing Along a Road with Burning Lava
  • High Diving in a Sack

    High Diving in a Sack
        • LOVE IT!
          Excellent job on making it Beijing 2008 pool, and I like that big screen with live broadcasting
  • Sack Race Against an Airplane

    Sack Race Against an Airplane
  • Child Walking in Front of a Motorcycle on the Road

    Child Walking in Front of a Motorcycle on the Road
  • Sack Racer in a Marathon

    Sack Racer in a Marathon
        • I agree - looks like a rela photo - good job!
  • Roman Sack Racing

    Roman Sack Racing
  • Woman in a Sack Doing a Jump on a Motocycle

    Woman in a Sack Doing a Jump on a Motocycle
  • Sack Jumping Home to Venus

    Sack Jumping Home to Venus
        • Needs more blending around the male sources, also there's a clear cut line there & difference's in black colour tones.
  • Playing Whack a Mole with Human Heads

    Playing Whack a Mole with Human Heads
        • If, upon first sight, I get a chuckle, belly laugh or convulsions of mirth, you have passed Steve's funny test.
          You pass.
        • I like it. No wonder the lady is wearing a helmet - she needs it

          Big welcome to FreakingNews!
18 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Sack racing is a competition in which each participant sinks both his feet in a sack and jumps from starting point to finish line. The participant who reaches the finish line first is announced as the winner. Sack racing is traditionally considered as a type of sport for children and teenagers. In schools, sack racing is often conducted on special sports days along with other unconventional sports competitions such as the egg and spoon race.