Freak Show
18 entries - contest ended 11/19/2014

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 Hackofalltrades for the themepost.

News in Pictures, November 10 - 16
18 entries - contest ended 11/17/2014

Create images of something that happened in the news during November 10 - 16, 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 )

Philae Lander
14 entries - contest ended 11/16/2014

The European Space Agency has been waiting 10 years for their Philae lander to touch down on comet 67P flying 350 million miles away. On Wednesday this historic event finally happened, and Philae lander transmitted the first photos. It takes 30 minutes for each photo transmission to reach the earth. Landing on a comet is extremely difficult, and it's the first time humans attempted it. Comet 67P is moving at 35,000 miles an hour, has extremely difficult terrain, and is full of shooting geysers. The landing did not go smoothly at all - Philae lander bounced twice and its harpoons failed to get fixed into the comet's surface. Comets have frozen remnants from the forming solar system - they are like space refrigerators that can tell us a lot if we open them, said Art Chmielewski of NASA that was also involved in the mission.
Photoshop Philae Lander and any comet photos that it might yet send us. Will these photos contain some surprises?

Neanderthal Celebrities
22 entries - contest ended 11/15/2014

Latest research findings show that the Homo sapiens interbred with the Neanderthals about 54,000 years ago, and as a result modern humans carry about 2 to 4% of the Neanderthal DNA. According to another recent study, the fraction of the Neanderthal DNA in modern humans is actually as high as 20%.
Lets show what celebrities and politicians could be carrying a bit more Neanderthal DNA than the rest of us. Many thanks to opcrom for the themepost.

Animal Groomers
10 entries - contest ended 11/13/2014

Those of us who have dogs or cats know that cutting our pets' hair is much more challenging than cutting humans' hair. Not only do cats and dogs have hair all over their bodies, their hair is also very thick, so any trimmers designed for human hair will quickly get blunt and go out of order. Grooming one's pet takes a lot of time and skills , so many owners turn to professionals for this task. Today we'll imagine if these "professionals" could be animals too. Photoshop animals as both groomers/hairdressers and customers. You can use different kinds of animals (except humans) for groomers and customers, even those without hair (in this case please add at least a patch of hair on the customer's head). Many thanks to Sunshine for the themepost.

Freak Show
26 entries - contest ended 11/12/2014

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 UncleChamp for the themepost.

Tobacco Weapons
22 entries - contest ended 11/11/2014

According to World Health Organization (WHO), every year more Americans die from tobacco smoking than from murders or any military operations. The tobacco related fatalities include those caused by secondhand smoking. To rephrase the famous quote... "Guns don't kill (as many) people, cigarettes do."
To increase the world awareness of how tobacco puts our lives at risk, photoshop tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, smoking pipes) as weapons (or being parts of weapons). Many thanks to jerrylambert for the themepost. Please note that the submission and vote times have been shifted by 12 hours for this contest.

Men!
1 entries - contest started 11/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

November 19 is International Men's Day (IMD). It's only fair that men started observing their own special day (since 1999), as women have International Women's Day (IWD, March 8) since 1909. The IWD's objectives in 1909 were very clear - fighting for women's equal rights, but what were the reasons to have IMD? "Improving men's lives, focusing on health issues, and promoting gender equality", according to the IMD's organizers. That gender equality part may sound a bit confusing coming from men, but if it means that women have to do all the hard labor at home and earn more money, we can buy that :) To celebrate International Men's Day at Freaking News, turn any female celebrities into men. Many thanks to allanpanisa for the themepost.

Cartoon Movies
7 entries - contest started 11/19/2014 8:00:00 AM

We all have favorite cartoons - some from childhood years and some that captured our hearts in the older years. In fact, kids love mostly cartoons and very few movies, and adults love mostly movies with very few cartoons. Now, what if we could have the best of both worlds, where our favorite cartoon characters play in our favorite movies? Take any movie and change its main characters for some famous cartoon characters. Many thanks to lucianomorelli for the themepost.

Magritte 2014
21 entries - contest started 11/18/2014 8:00:00 AM

This Friday will be the 116th birthday of Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritte. His surrealist paintings are more than just visually impressive; they are frequently thought-provoking. His "The Treachery of Images" series of paintings shows realistically drawn objects titled "Ceci n'est pas…" (French for "This is not…"). His famed image of a pipe is captioned "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" ("This is not a pipe"). As Magritte himself stated: "The famous pipe. How people reproached me for it. And yet, could you stuff my pipe? No, it's just a representation, is it not? So if I had written on my picture 'This is a pipe,' I'd have been lying!" Magritte got a job designing wallpaper at a wallpaper factory, and as a sideline designed posters and advertisements. His first one-man exhibition, in 1927 in Brussels, was a flop, the art critics hating all 61 pieces shown. Magritte gained real fame in 1960 (shortly before his death in 1967) when his paintings influenced pop art and culture.
To celebrate the 116th birthday of Rene Magritte, photoshop any of his paintings. Some examples are: show how he would have created his works in the modern days, what people or objects he would choose, etc. (If you use any of his nude sources, please cover the models in bikini to make them safe for work).
Many thanks to Xaos54 for the themepost.

News in Pictures, November 17 - 23
0 entries - contest started 11/17/2014 8:00:00 AM

Create images of something that happened in the news during November 17 - 23, 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 )

Angelina Jolie and The Queen
24 entries - contest started 11/17/2014 8:00:00 AM

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II made American actress Angelina Jolie an honorary dame last month. Today's photo captures the moment of "daming" at Buckingham Palace when Her Magesty presented Jolie with an Honorary Dame Grand Cross. Angelina Jolie has been a United Nations special envoy for many years and started the campaign to end the sexual violence in war zones. Damehood is a women's version of knighthood in the UK. Photoshop this photo of Angelina Jolie and The Queen any way you wish.

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