Contest Directions: The Year of 2010 is the Year of the Tiger. According to Chinese astrology, this will be a lucky year for those who, in their manners or behavior, resemble that animal. Good luck to Tiger Woods.
To welcome the upcoming Year of the Tiger, photoshop what life would be like if tigers ruled the world. Some examples are - merge tigers with people and other animals, put tigers into world events, movies and paintings, etc.
Started: 12/30/2009 13:00
Ended: 1/2/2010 17:00
This gallery only contains our top 33 selections from its parent contest Year of the Tiger. All 33 contest pictures can be viewed here.
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This contest is fueled by the following news: As the astrologers mark, the New Year 2010 should be celebrated under the aegis of hope and dignity. The tiger temperament-wise, is similar to a kingly lion, and it loves: admires and praises emphasizing its importance. It carries with itself strength and action, power and ambitions, defying the conservative rules and hierarchies developed in decades. If you are not an ordinary personality, who is not afraid of strength tests – then this is your year. It portends highs and lows, grandiose fights and unattainable heights.
To be in the good books of the yellow metal tiger select a New Year décor of golden or silver shades. The privileges of the coming year are luxury and pathos. Your house should be decorated with various types of ornaments. Apart from standard symbols – be innovative and imaginary – "Decorate" the house with unusual items. For example, arrange metal vases with fruit or hang golden bells. Also, festive ornamentation could contain a horn with incrustation. It serves as symbol of abundance and prosperity and also a similar ornament shall by all means please the Tiger.
The attire, in which it is good to invite a Tiger:
The tiger loves bright shades but it does not want to dress-up in order to compete with a Christmas tree. It is better to have red shades (once again the Bull's heel), solar and of course, striped ensembles – rather flattering for a the Tiger. Rich and natural materials should be selected: leather, silk, suede and others. It is possible to combine all these things and create a variety. The important thing is the gracefulness of the silhouette. Tight-fit knitted jackets and trousers, tight-fit jackets or narrow skirts with a high belt can be worn. By the way, it would be more appropriate to welcome the year with a zodiac sign of a noble animal by organizing a fancy-dress party, a hit of which would be… striped vests and plush vests, embroidered with bugle beads and Lurex!
If your approach is serious and your wardrobe is restrained and laconic, then ornaments could be handy. It could be like magnificent costume jewellery as well as precious products. Big bright beads or massive bracelets, glittering brooches and huge earrings will, by all means, put the Tiger in high spirits. The coming year is marked with the sign of yellow metal and therefore, do not go on a shopping spree for accessories on New Years Eve. Let the beautiful ladies beautify their hair with hairpins with belts and decorative buckles. However, it is necessary to select these with taste – the Tiger does not stand negligence.
According to the recommendations of astrologers, it is necessary to welcome in the new year in new shoes, even if you are celebrating the festival at home in your family circle. The ladies shoes should be made of leather with a mat-finish or patent-leathered and with bright accessories - buckles or lacing. The tiger treats men's footwear, probably, more indifferently and therefore specific recommendations do not exist.
The festive table:
Let's begin with its decoration. This year, candles are one of the main attributes of New Year décor. The candles should be of two colors, preferably a gamma- band, golden, purple or pure white. Cover the table with cloth and place your best dinner set and do not forget about the zodiac sign of the coming year. Place a big figure of a Tiger in the centre of the table or place tiny Tiger figures between the bowls. It would turn out to be original if the paper napkins with the Tiger image can be procured.
Regarding refreshments, the main component of the New Year 2010 snacks are all kinds of meat: assorted meat pieces and bar-be-cue, steaks and kebabs, meat salads and cold-baked pork. However, if you happen to be vegetarian, do not worry about loosing out on being in the good books of the whimsical Tiger. An abundance of vegetables (beetroot, carrots, potatoes and greens), beans and even Soya products on the table are also welcomed.
Now, we discuss drinks. This year, carafes and bottles should sparkle in amber, red or claret colors. And therefore, fill them with good-quality wine or cognac, stewed fruits from cherries or peaches, orange or carrot juices. Remember, alcohol-abuse is not recommended this year so as not to be like one more eternal enemy of the Tiger - the Monkey.
Happy New Year and let the ensuing New Year realize all your cherished wishes!