Loch Ness Monster
17 entries - contest ended 4/24/2015

Google celebrated the 81st anniversary Nessie (Loch Ness Monster) was spotted with two things - Google Doodle, and introduction of the 360-degree view to the famous lake, where you can join the hunt hunt for the famous cryptid. Scottish legends describing the monster go back centuries, but the very first photo of Nessie was taken on April 21, 1934 by Robert Kenneth Wilson, and became known as the "Surgeon's Photograph".
Photoshop Loch Ness monster any way you wish. Some examples are - showing how the monster could have lived open life like all other animals, how the hoax could be created, etc. Many thanks to gangasdindin for the themepost.

Mary Juana
24 entries - contest ended 4/23/2015

April 20 (4/20) is the day that cannabis lovers celebrate around the world by communally smoking marijuana. This tradition was started in San Rafael High School in San Rafael, California by some teenagers back in 1971. They used to meet at the Louis Pasteur statue after school at 4:20 PM to smoke pot. "420 Louis!" was the groups salute! After that, April 20th was chosen as the "holiday" for marijuana smokers, because of the calendar numbers for this date.
Photoshop what life would be like if marijuana were legal and ruled the world. Some examples are: include marijuana in flags, logos, products, movies or paintings; show politicians and celebrities smoking cannabis, etc. Many thanks to AZRainman for the themepost.

Freak Show
13 entries - contest ended 4/22/2015

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 Awesome for the themepost.

Da Vinci 2015
20 entries - contest ended 4/21/2015

March 15 marked the 563rd birthday of Lenoardo Da Vinci. Leonardo was not only an artist but also a great scientist, inventor and mathematician of his times. Some scientists say that Da Vinci was "Einstein of Renaissance".
Modernize Da Vinci works any way you wish. Some examples are: include modern objects, sceneries, or people; merge his paintings with movie posters; commercialize his works by turning them into advertisements for modern products; turn them into billboards, etc. These are just some ideas. You are welcome to use Da Vinci's frescos and numerous sketches (e.g. Vitruvian man) in addition to paintings. Many thanks to lucianomorelli for the themepost.

News in Pictures, April 13 - 19
10 entries - contest ended 4/20/2015

Create images of something that happened in the news during April 13 - 19, 2015. 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: Agence France-Presse )

Hillary 2016
19 entries - contest ended 4/18/2015

Following months of speculations, Hillary has announced that she IS running for president. Let's recall that when Hillary was Secretary of State she repeatedly said this was her very last job in politics and she would never consider running for president again. That was back in 2013. Last year, in a long interview Obama said Hillary would make a great president, and she should run for office in 2016. Obviously Hillary was under a lot of pressure from the Democratic party to run, as polls showed her to be the best Democratic contender against any Republican candidates. As for her words that "she would never run" and the real reasons behind her decision... at this point... what difference does it make?
As Hillary kicks off the campaign, let us photoshop anything related to Hillary's 2016 run (campaign materials, show her possible choice of running mates, etc)

Taxed!
14 entries - contest ended 4/17/2015

Tax Day - April 15 - is almost here. The tax filing deadline used to be March 1 in 1913, until it was changed to March 15 in 1918 and then to April 15 in 1955. Today, Tax Day remains April 15, unless it falls on a weekend or national holiday - then the filing deadline is moved to the next business day.
Let us imagine what would happen if taxes were not taken in money, but instead were taken in fractions of taxed property. In this case IRS would simply cut off and take away part of your house, part of your car, part of your computer, etc. In this contest you are to photoshop any taxed objects with parts cut off and taken away from them. Some examples are: half a house, half a car, two-thirds of a dog, half a painting, etc. Many thanks to CheynneStoking for the themepost.

Vintage Photo Montage
23 entries - contest started 4/23/2015 8:00:00 AM

Long before Photoshop, in the beginning of the 20th century, photographer from Kansas William 'Dad' Martin started creating photo montages of his photos and sold them as postcards. Martin used just photo prints, scissors, glue, and pencil to create realistically looking photo hoaxes for his postcards, and they sold like hotcakes. During 1903-1909, Martin's photography company, which originally had just 5 people, and was located on a quiet street in Kansas, sold more photo postcards than most famous photo studios in New York.
Take any vintage photo (up to 1960) and photoshop it any way you like (keeping a vintage feel to it). It's OK to add any modern objects and characters to vintage photos, as long as you keep the original vintage style of the photo. Please note that this is a speed contest with only 24 hours for submissions. Many thanks to funkwood for the themepost.

News in Pictures, April 20 - 26
6 entries - contest started 4/20/2015 8:00:00 AM

Create images of something that happened in the news during April 20 - 26, 2015. 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: Reuters )

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