Freak Show
16 entries - contest ended 10/22/2014

It's the Freak Show time of the week... Get your whips ready and get the freaking circus started! In this contest you can photoshop and exhibit anything you wish (standard site rules still apply). This is basically a weekly exhibition of your creative works with no "contest restrictions". Many thanks to Wanderer for the themepost.

Bench Nap
30 entries - contest ended 10/21/2014

Taking naps is healthy, doctors say, buy only if you do it right. It's best to take naps at around 2-3 pm after lunch and aim them for no longer than 30 minutes. This way you will "recharge your batteries" without feeling groggy afterwards. Such naps will also not interfere with your nighttime sleep. Unfortunately for many of us who work 9 to 5, naps are a luxury we can't afford, unlike the Japanese man on today's photo napping on a bench in a Tokyo park.
Photoshop this bench nap photo any way you wish.

News in Pictures, October 13 - 19
20 entries - contest ended 10/20/2014

Create images of something that happened in the news during October 13 - 19, 2014.
The submission span for this weekly "News in pictures" contest are open for the whole 7 days - Monday through Sunday, followed by a day for voting (next Monday). Now you can chop and submit news as soon as it happens, without waiting for a weekend.
News in Pictures contest now has double jackpots: 1st place: $10, 2nd place: $6, 3rd place: $4, 4th place: $2.
In the Creator's Comments, it is mandatory to link to a news story. You should use this format to make a link: [URL="http://SomeNewsSite.com"] news title[/URL]
Keep the BLACK as is, replace GREEN with the link, and replace the RED with the news story title.
( Themepost image credit: CNN )

Bosses Day
8 entries - contest ended 10/19/2014

It's National Boss Day today, which means you should probably be doing something nice for your boss (which might include not browsing the web while you're at work, but that's not our call). Let's face it - whether or not we like our jobs depends a great deal on our bosses, who can be great or great pain in the a$$. There are many big bosses and leaders around the world who can make their employees' life (or nation's life) either happy or miserable.
Here's your chance to wish happy (or not so happy) Boss Day to any famous bosses (Warren Buffett, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, etc.) in the form of either motivational or demotivational posters. Your message may say why they make a great or horrible boss. Your posters should follow the format of classic "motivational / demotivational posters" - black background, image in the middle, followed by the title word(s), and the text message below. The image in the middle has to be photoshopped, so you can not just take unaltered photo and add text to it. Take a look at the good examples from our demotivational poster contest. Many thanks to jman1a for the themepost.

Spread Ebola Awareness
17 entries - contest ended 10/18/2014

There's a growing public paranoia about the Ebola outbreak. It's not so much the deadly virus itself that creates public fear, it's the inability of the governments to stop the virus from spreading. Several governments (including the US and Germany) admitted that at the moment the Ebola outbreaks can not be fully stopped, but can only be slowed down. The only way to stop Ebola would be to close all borders, and that is just not possible for many reasons. Meanwhile, rumors and misconceptions about the Ebola virus are spreading fast and hurting businesses. The travel industry and airlines are losing millions of dollars every day, since people are afraid to travel or even appear in public places for fear of contacting the disease. There's currently no vaccine for the Ebola virus, and the only thing more contagious than Ebola now is anxiety over it.
Create Ebola awareness posters where celebrities or politicians show the (right or wrong) ways to stop, prevent, or cure the Ebola virus. Many thanks to pacovilla for the contest suggestion and to williambanzai7 for the themepost.

Exotic Pets
28 entries - contest ended 10/17/2014

Many people choose to have exotic pets these days - they range from rare and expensive animals, to ordinary animals that hardly fit pet roles or are not native to the owner's location. If you think about getting an exotic critter for yourself, make sure to check whether your state laws allow this particular animal. Such laws were designed to protect people from potential harm caused by such pets (you probably won't be too pleased if your neighbors get a bunch of grizzly bears as pets who can one day can attack you), and to protect many endangered species from being caught and sold.
Photoshop exotic pets and their owners together (playing, walking, etc.). You can either use existing animals (including birds or insects) or create new species. Try to make your chops photo-realistic like in the themepost by Mandrak.

Where is Kim Jong-un?
21 entries - contest ended 10/16/2014

There's a lot of buzz in the media about the public disappearance of Kim Jong-un. The North Korea's 32-year-old leader has been absent from public view for almost 40 days, with the only Pyongyang's official statement that "he's healthy, just needs time to heal from a minor leg injury during the military training". Despite this official statement, Kim Jong-un's major health issues are rumored to be the main reason for his unexpected absence - he is a heavy smoker and a Cognac lover, just like his father was. Kim Jong-un was last shown on North Korean national television in the first days of September, where he appeared limping and gaining weight. He has missed two major national holidays where the leader is expected to make an appearance - the Foundation Day of the North Korean State (September 9) and the anniversary of the establishment of the Korean Worker's Party (October 10). This sudden disappearance of the Supreme Leader is even more surprising considering his known love for public appearances and photo shoots (unlike his father Kim Jong-il who was a camera-shy dictator).
Show where and how Kim Jong-un might be hiding from the public eye.

Many-Eyed Animals
12 entries - contest started 10/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

Most animals, like humans, have two eyes. Some common animals we consider to be two-eyed - frogs, lizards, and tuna - actually have three eyes. The third eye is located at the top of the head and is called "parietal eye" (or pineal eye) - it's associated with the pineal gland, and regulates animal's circadian rhythms and hormone production for thermoregulation. The peanal eye is visible as a small light spot in frogs, but is very distinctive and developed in Iguanas. There are some animals that have more than three eyes - spiders have eight, while sea stars, jellyfish, and scallops may have over 50 eyes.
Photoshop any animals (except humans) with extra eyes. Many thanks to Shlvng for the themepost.

Celebrities with Dog Mouths
19 entries - contest started 10/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

Recently we run the Celebrities with Shark Mouths contest. Today, as we are getting closer to Halloween, we are going to try something similar and possibly scarier.
Photoshop dog mouths onto celebrity faces. You can also blend dog noses in addition to mouths (though it's not required). Profile photos may work best for blending in this contest, as in the themepost by Mandrak. Don't forget to include celebrity names in your entry titles.

News in Pictures, October 20 - 26
2 entries - contest started 10/20/2014 7:00:00 AM

Create images of something that happened in the news during October 20 - 26, 2014. The submission span for this weekly "News in pictures" contest are open for the whole 7 days - Monday through Sunday, followed by a day for voting (next Monday). Now you can chop and submit news as soon as it happens, without waiting for a weekend. News in Pictures contest now has double jackpots: 1st place: $10, 2nd place: $6, 3rd place: $4, 4th place: $2.
In the Creator's Comments, it is mandatory to link to a news story. You should use this format to make a link: [URL="http://SomeNewsSite.com"] news title[/URL]
Keep the BLACK as is, replace GREEN with the link, and replace the RED with the news story title.
( Themepost image credit: CNN )

Halloween Movies
28 entries - contest started 10/19/2014 8:00:00 AM

As Halloween is getting closer, movie theaters are offering two horror films this week: "Annabelle" and "Dracula Untold". It seems like Hollywood never gets tired of making new Dracula movies. Are you going to watch any horror flicks this Halloween?
Let's show what famous movies would look like if they were made for Halloween. Take any movie and give it a Halloween or horror theme. Many thanks to lucianomorelli for the themepost.