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

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 deaddog for the themepost.

Thanks for Nothing
14 entries - contest ended 11/25/2014

Thanksgiving is the time to be thankful for what we have in our lives. However now and then we'd like to thank some people for nothing - nasty bosses for ruining our work atmosphere, bad exes for making us feel miserable, some politicians for the consequences we suffer. Today we are going to do exactly these kinds of thanks.
Create de-motivational posters satirically thanking somebody. Here's a good example, and another good example. Try to make them mimic the classic motivational posters format like the examples above - black background, image in the middle, followed by the title word(s), and demotivational message below. The image in the middle has to be photoshopped, so you can not just take unaltered photo and add text to it. Many thanks to lowfatchow for the themepost.

News in Pictures, November 17 - 23
11 entries - contest ended 11/24/2014

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 )

Men!
34 entries - contest ended 11/23/2014

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
28 entries - contest ended 11/22/2014

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
27 entries - contest ended 11/21/2014

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.

Angelina Jolie and The Queen
24 entries - contest ended 11/20/2014

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.

Brand Confusion
4 entries - contest started 11/26/2014 8:00:00 AM

This Friday is Black Friday, and online and offline retailers will bombard us with "deal" ads, while manufacturers will make their best pitches why their brand is special and beats other brands.
Show how famous brands could specialize in and manufacture totally different products. The themepost provides a good example.

Thanksgiving Turkeys
10 entries - contest started 11/25/2014 8:00:00 AM

Thanksgiving is an American holiday when we engage in some sort of family competitions - who'll eat more turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, vegetable casserole, and pumpkin pie. The winner is honorary named a "persona of substance". Or simply put a "lardass".
Cook your favorite celebrities as Thanksgiving turkeys. Make sure they are "well done". Many thanks to Registered for the themepost.

News in Pictures, November 24 - 30
3 entries - contest started 11/24/2014 8:00:00 AM

Create images of something that happened in the news during November 24 - 30, 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: Associated Press )

Turkey Hybrids
30 entries - contest started 11/24/2014 8:00:00 AM

Thanksgiving is soon upon us. According to the statistics, the United States annually produces about 270 million turkeys, 30% of which are consumed by Americans during Thanksgiving. Turkeys have keen 270 degree vision, and are quite "sporty" birds, being able to run up to 20 miles per hour and fly up to 55 miles per hour. Turkeys and pheasants are related. Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey and not the bald eagle to be the national bird.
For the upcoming Thanksgiving, lets have fun with turkeys and merge them with any animals or humans. Many thanks to lucianomorelli for the themepost.

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