St Patrick s Day

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/15/2008 07:05
  • Ended: 3/17/2008 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 45
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
St Patrick s Day
Contest Directions: Traditionally St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th. This year, however, March 17 falls during Holy Week, so Ireland's bishops asked the Vatican for permission to move the saint's feast day to March 15 this year. Last time the official date was moved by the Catholic Church (because of conflicts with the beginning of the Roman Catholic Holy Week) was in 1940, and the next time it will happen only in 2160. However, despite the Catholic Church calendar, most countries still celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 17 this year, and unofficially all weekend.
Give St. Patrick's Day theme to anything you wish - products, buildings, movies, paintings, paint anything green, dress up celebrities and politicians for St. Patrick's Day, imagine what life would be like if every day in a year was St. Patrick's day. These are just some ideas.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/15/2008 07:05
    • Ended: 3/17/2008 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 45
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
45 pictures
  • Leprechaun Hillary Clinton

    Leprechaun Hillary Clinton
        • Congratulations on the win Mundo, fabulous work!

          [Edited by User on 3/17/2008 9:53:59 AM]
  • Green Eggplant

    Green Eggplant
        • Impressive blend! Congratulations on the silver, wood!
        • Thanks Newsmaster and everyone!

          [Edited by User on 3/17/2008 10:05:41 PM]
  • St. Patrick's Day Puppy

    St. Patrick's Day Puppy
        • Cute puppy, nicely done image, the four leaf clovers look like part of the pupy's coat! Lot of hard work must have gone into this.
        • i bet after we gene slice,, they will be selling theses cute lil puppies!!!
        • He's charming
          Congratulations on the bronze, Deb!
  • Irish George Bush

    Irish George Bush
        • Lol at the hat! Good clear image!

          Just had a thought, a four leaf clover badge and green bow tie would have been nice!

          [Edited by User on 3/16/2008 6:16:24 PM]
  • St. Patrick's Day Flag

    St. Patrick's Day Flag
        • Looks complicated to do, and is a good idea.
        • Under the superstition, another superstition ?
  • Irish Barack Obama

    Irish Barack Obama
  • St. Patrick's Girl Painting

    St. Patrick's Girl Painting
  • Irish Frog

    Irish Frog
        • Oooh...Will you turn into a handsome Prince?
        • Nice work! It's kind of appealing and strange at the same time.
  • St. Patrick's Day Goats

    St. Patrick's Day Goats
  • Happy St. Patrick's Day from Colliers

    Happy St. Patrick's Day from Colliers
  • St Patrick's Day Hunting Trophy

    St Patrick's Day Hunting Trophy
        • looks like a pub advertisement very good
  • St. Patrick's Day Panda

    St. Patrick's Day Panda
        • Nice transition from green to white. Good job! The bear looks a little tipsy too, lol. (maybe some beer suds in his mouth would've been good.)
  • St. Patrick's Shrek & Donkey

    St. Patrick's Shrek & Donkey
  • St. Patrick's Day Green Polar Bear

    St. Patrick's Day Green Polar Bear
        • Very clean image! I like the snow on his nose. Nice touch!
  • St. Patrick's Stamps

    St. Patrick's Stamps
  • St. Patrick's Day Green Elephants

    St. Patrick's Day Green Elephants
  • Green Spiderman

    Green Spiderman
  • St. Patrick's Day Green Santa

    St. Patrick's Day Green Santa
  • Irish Green Spiderman

    Irish Green Spiderman
  • Happy St. Pats Day from John McCain

    Happy St. Pats Day from John McCain
        • Nice work! Interesting patterns and clothes combinations!
  • Skeleton Leprechauns

    Skeleton Leprechauns
  • St. Patrick's Day Bodhisattva

    St. Patrick's Day Bodhisattva
  • Green Scorpion

    Green Scorpion
  • St. Patrick's Day James Bond Movie

    St. Patrick's Day James Bond Movie
  • Guinness Flavored Soy Sauce

    Guinness Flavored Soy Sauce
  • St. Patrick's Day Puppy with Clover

    St. Patrick's Day Puppy with Clover
        • Shamrocks photoshopped. Other pieces of grass are not. Will link original photo later.

          [Edited by User on 3/16/2008 11:08:04 AM]
        • Original photo - I took this of our dog back in 2006.

          http://www.flickr.com/photos/doxieone/152001003/
  • Happy St. Patrick's Day from George Clooney

    Happy St. Patrick's Day from George Clooney
        • Nice
          I heard Clooney got engaged by the way, just recently
  • Irish Coffee

    Irish Coffee
  • Green Mars & Space Shuttle

    Green Mars & Space Shuttle
  • Green Airplane

    Green Airplane
  • St. Patrick Michael Caine

    St. Patrick Michael Caine
        • nice. could've been better if his eyeglasses were showing near the right edge.
  • St. Patrick's Day Rifle

    St. Patrick's Day Rifle
  • St. Patrick's Abe Lincoln

    St. Patrick's Abe Lincoln
  • St Patrick's Day Military Plane

    St Patrick's Day Military Plane
  • Get Lucky on St. Patrick's Day

    Get Lucky on St. Patrick's Day
  • St. Patty Fountain with Green Water

    St. Patty Fountain with Green Water
  • Absolut St. Patrick's Vodka

    Absolut St. Patrick's Vodka
        • I think it would look better with the 'Ireland only' at the bottom reflected too
        • Could have been better with a bit of green in the reflection.
  • Irish Setter

    Irish Setter
  • Canadian Shamrock Flag

    Canadian Shamrock Flag
  • Green Funeral

    Green Funeral
  • Lord Mayor of Dublin

    Lord Mayor of Dublin
  • Barack Obama Kissing the Blarney Stone

    Barack Obama Kissing the Blarney Stone
        • I wonder if the legend of the Blarney Stone is a bit lost on people outside the UK?
  • St. Patrick's Horse

    St. Patrick's Horse
  • Green Dublin

    Green Dublin
  • Happy St. Patrick's Day from Barack Obama

    Happy St. Patrick's Day from Barack Obama
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Saint Patrick's Day is a national festival in Ireland, which has become very popular in the world and is celebrated on the 17th of March. It is considered, that each person on this day can become an honored citizen of Ireland. The official version says that a boy named Maewyn Succat was born approximately on the 17th of March 415 AD in Wales in the family of the Roman citizens Calfurnius and Conchessa. The father of Maewyn was a small landlord and deacon of the local church. However he accepted this designation basically for money, as young Patrick was not religiously devout. Approximately at the age of 16 he was captured by pirates and brought to Ireland, where he rendered services to one of the leaders Milchu. Young Patrick was forced to become a shepherd and for a long period he was looking after a troop of sheep. This time he started believing in God and offering prayers. In his "confession" he wrote: "I offered prayers several times per day. Love towards God and divine fear was becoming more and more. My faith got strengthened". After six years, as legend says, the young man heard voice, which he understood as God's voice: "Soon you will return home". Then the voice added: "See, your ship is waiting". The young shepherd ran and the reached coast. He asked sailors to take him on board by convincing them that his family would pay the journey expenses. But the captain refused to take him. Then Patrick, as legend says, started praying again to God, and unexpectedly the captain changed his decision and took the passenger. After reaching home, in spite of the happiness of the family in getting back the son, Patrick firmly decided to go down a spiritual path. He was introduced to the French bishop Germanus (San Sherman), who fortified him in his approach. Later he came to Ireland as a missionary on behalf of Pope Selestine I. In Ireland the people treated him as the Saint who brought Christianity to Ireland. Though Christian monasteries existed before his arrival, nobody before him could touch the drastic hearts of the descendants of the Celts and Druids. He died, again approximately, on the 17th March 493. Unofficially Bannaviem Taberniae is considered as the place of birth of Patrick. Questions are being raised in front of Historians as to where to search this estate or county. They are saying different versions with respect to the place of birth of this county. This could be the territory of ancient Britain and Scotland, and even could be any western country. Nobody knows. Nobody knows even the date of his return to Ireland, whether he was alone or with friends. And finally whether Patrick brought the "Threelistnik" flower to Ireland or was this flower was linked with the saint after his death? Some scientists are not afraid to say that Saint Patrick was not at all there, this was a group of three monks. They were the first missionaries in Ireland. Before them, there were records about the appearance of the first missionaries, for example the name of Britain Celt Kongara was well known. Kongara was the first person who conducted in Ireland a Christian Liturgy for the first time. Slightly later, this incident will be attached to Saint Patrick. There was history about another missionary Paladius, who introduced Christianity in Ireland in 380, but he did not run the Church and was removed from it. Mainly he was carrying the title "Patrisius"! Paladius had a successor also from the Celts Zukat. He also carried the title of "Patrisius". The biography of this monk is like two drops of water in comparison with the biography of Saint Patrick. Historians recall another Paladius, who was involved in missionary activities, but could not become a monk. It means quite possibly, that St. Patrick was not a specific person, but a collective style of several missionaries that kept Ireland Christianization in history. The name Patrick is not a name, but a Roman title, which with time passed to become name.