Scottish Weight Throwing

Contest Info

  • Started: 6/8/2012 06:00
  • Ended: 6/12/2012 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 35
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Scottish Weight Throwing
Contest Directions: This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images.
Photoshop this image of Scottish weight throwing (image credit: Andrew Barclay) any way you wish. Some examples are - re-dress this Scotsman, make the Scottish weight thrower appear at Olympic events and other competitions, design a poster with the Scottish weight throwing image, use this Scotsman in movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.

Contest Info

    • Started: 6/8/2012 06:00
    • Ended: 6/12/2012 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 35
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
35 pictures
  • Barney Frank Scottish Boxing Richard Simmons

    Barney Frank Scottish Boxing Richard Simmons
  • Puppet Girl by a Window

    Puppet Girl by a Window
  • Jack Black Throwing Ronald McDonald's Head

    Jack Black Throwing Ronald McDonald's Head
  • Elephant Weight Throwing in Scotland

    Elephant Weight Throwing in Scotland
  • Horse in a Kilt

    Horse in a Kilt
  • Dinosaur Chasing a Man

    Dinosaur Chasing a Man
  • Scottish Weight Throwing in a Ballet

    Scottish Weight Throwing in a Ballet
  • Dancing with the Stars Scotland

    Dancing with the Stars Scotland
  • Spiderman in a Klt with McDonald's Happy Meals

    Spiderman in a Klt with McDonald's Happy Meals
  • Scottish Baseball Pitcher

    Scottish Baseball Pitcher
35 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Highland games - are cultural events, held throughout the year in Scotland, Canada, USA and other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish culture, especially that of the Highlands. The games usually involve bagpipe bands, Highland dancers, participants of sporting events; various exhibitions related to other aspects of Scottish and Gaelic culture are also held. History: For many centuries Scottish people measured their strength at so cold Highland games gatherings. During these gatherings, the leaders of Scottish clans recruited their private security from the strongest and most endurable Highlanders. During the competitions of those times the competitors were not only to demonstrate their strength, agility and speed, but also show their ability to use cold weapons and later firearms. Official status was given to Highland gatherings by the King of Scotland Malcolm Canmore, who ascended to the throne in 1507. Malcolm organised competitions among possible candidates for the position of Royal Messenger. Participants were to overcome many landscape obstacles, and get to the top of the mountain. Thereafter, such gatherings were held quite frequently as social events, particularly in order to resolve controversial issues between the members of different clans. Young men competed against each other in strength, agility and speed in order to find the best warrior. During the English invasion, especially after the Second Jacobite rising of 1746, which ended in defeat for Scotland, all Scotsmen were forbidden to carry cold weapon or learn how to use it. This was done in order to prevent the possible future wars. However, in spite of the strict ban Scotsmen continued to study military science, having replaced their military weapons with tools for games. Modern highland games are mainly Victorian invention, which appeared owing to Scottish Romanization, as well as to studies of the old documents, describing the competitions. Types of events: Heavy events: Stone put: Stone put is one of the main one of the main contests and a very popular attraction at Highland games gatherings. A steel ball or an ordinary stone is used in the competition. The weight of the stone varies from 16 to 100 lb and more and is different for men and women (usually women use lighter stones). Stones in use have no standard weight or shape. A slight variation in the rules of this type of the competition is also possible. In the Highland Games reference book there are two types of competitions with stones: Manhood Stone (Clach Cuid Fir) and Stone of Strength (Clach Neart). In one, the Clach Cuid Fir (or Manhood Stone) a very large stone of well over 100 lb is employed. The competitor is to be able to lift it to a certain height or place it on a wall (a specially prepared ground). In the other type, the Clach Neart (or Stone of Strength), a smaller stone, variable in weight, but around 8 or 30 lb, is employed. The competitor is to through the stone as far as possible. The stone put today is an Olympic sport discipline called "shot put". Tug o' war: Tug of war is a competition that pits two teams against each other in a test of strength. Each team has eight or more participants who align themselves at the end of a rope. The rules of holding the rope can be more or less strict, depending on the type and the purpose of the competition. Each team is to pull the rope or its marked part to their side. In this case, the opponent team loses the competition. Sometimes, the neutral part can be a ditch with water or mud. Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) in the past (before 1707) an independent kingdom in Nothern Europe, at present the most autonomous part (with its own parliament, legislative system, state church, etc) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Scotland lies in the northern part of the British Island and shares its land borders with England. The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh. The Scottish parliament is a unicameral legislature of Scotland. It was originated in the 13th century. In 1707 after the Kingdom of Scotland merged with the Kingdom of England the parliament ceased to exist and was re-established in 1998 under the Act of Scotland. Geography and nature: The mainland of Scotland comprises the northern third of the island of Great Britain and adjacent islands: Shetland, Orkney and the Hebrides. The land area of Scotland is 78,772 km2, the Scottish sea border is 9 911 км long. Scotland shares a border with England. The border runs for 96 kilometres between the Solway Firth in the west and the River Tweed on the east. The island of Ireland lies 30 kilometres southwest of Scotland, Norway is 400 kilometres to the east. Faroe Islands and Iceland lie to the north of Scotland. The Atlantic Ocean borders the west coast of Scotland and the North Sea borders the east. The west and the east coasts of Scotland are connected by the Caledonian Canal, the famous lake Loch Ness forms part of the Caledonian Canal system. Climate: The climate of Scotland is temperate oceanic. Owing to the influence of the Gulf Stream current the temperatures in Scotland are higher than in other countries lying in the same parallels (Norway, for instance), but lower than in the rest of Great Britain. Due to the uneven landscape Due to the uneven relief the weather is extremely changeable. Average maximum temperature of the coldest months of the year (January and February) is 5-7 C. Average annual rainfall caries from 3000 mm on the north to 800mm on the south. Southwest wind is typical for this area, as well as frequent storms on the coast and the islands.