Freak Show
24 entries - contest ended 7/31/2014

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 SidKain for the themepost.

Sandra Bullock
32 entries - contest ended 7/30/2014

Though it's hard to believe it, Sandra Bullock actually turned the big 5-0 this Saturday. Through the 20 years of stardom Bullock entertained us with her roles in such box office hits as Speed, While You Were Sleeping, Miss Congeniality, The Blind Side (which got her an Academy Award), Gravity, and others. Let's admit it, despite her past alcohol addiction and complicated personal life, she still looks fabulous at 50 (as shown by the themepost photo). What's your favorite Sandra Bullock movie?
To mark the 50th birthday of Sandra Bullock, photoshop her any way you wish. Many thanks to IcyAllEyeCan for the contest suggestion.

Hole In One
32 entries - contest ended 7/29/2014

This Saturday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images. Golf is the most popular sport among the richer and older people. It takes more skill than stamina, and provides as much adrenaline rush and excitement as physically intense sports. Good golfing clubs and caddies don't come cheap, so golf is considered to be the #1 sport for the rich, with tennis running a distant second.
Photoshop this hole in one photo any way you wish.

News in Pictures, July 21 - 27
13 entries - contest ended 7/28/2014

Create images of something that happened in the news during July 21 - 27, 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: Reuters )

Apple's Next Product
7 entries - contest ended 7/27/2014

Apple is teaming up with IBM to help boost its slowing iPad sales and gain a larger market share for tablets. Considering the Apple's tablet market share shrank by 5% in the last 6 months, AND the company's second quarter earnings were below Wall Street expectations, Tim Cook has yet to prove the investors he can bring the company to the financial bliss it had in the Steve Jobs days. Last year there were lots of rumors about Apple introducing a new gadget called iWatch, but the product was never introduced. Perhaps today we can make a few suggestions for Apple?
Help Apple design and market any of their future products. Many thanks to skitterchick for the themepost.

Moon Landing Hoax
17 entries - contest ended 7/26/2014

July 20 marked the 45th anniversary of the moon landing, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin turned a new page in space exploration by landing and walking on the moon. To commemorate this 45th anniversary, Discovery channel published a set of rare photos from the Apollo 11 mission. There is a growing number of people, however, that consider July 20 to be the anniversary of the moon landing HOAX, especially in the light of the 2009 NASA statement that all original recordings of the moon landing (and that's over 700 boxes) were erased by mistake. Well, not to worry, folks, Freaking News is here to save the world yet again.
Show any evidence that moon landing was a staged hoax. (Some examples could be showing the "uncut version" of the moon landing photos, showing it was a staged photo set.) Many thanks to alfie1977corona for the themepost.

Degas 2014
24 entries - contest ended 7/25/2014

July 19 was the 180th birthday of one of the most famous French artists - Edgar Degas. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, even though he more preferred to be called a realist. Degas started painting seriously very early in his life. Obsessed with painting, he turned his room into an artist studio by the age of 18. His father - a wealthy French banker - was originally against Edgar's love for art and wanted him to become a lawyer instead. At the age of 21, Degas dropped out of Law school and went to Italy for three years where he copied the works of Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian. Degas talent flourished under the guidance of his first teacher Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, whose first advice to Edgar was "draw lines, young man, many lines..."
To mark the 180th birthday of Edgar Degas, show how his paintings would be different if he created them nowadays - e.g. including modern elements in his works, making them promote and endorse products and services, including celebrities and politicians in his art, hiring Degas to do movie posters, etc. Many thanks to pcrdds for the themepost.

Let Putin Save Face
11 entries - contest started 7/29/2014 8:00:00 AM

The latest round of sanctions against Russia, its political and economic isolation, has put a lot of strain on President Putin and it shows dramatically on his face. Although he tries to appear as "still a strong national leader", his rapidly aging face shows he's suffering from stress and insomnia, analysts say. He erratically recorded one of his urgent speeches to the nation at 2 am, with minimal preparations and makeup - something he's never done before - which again proves he's under a lot of distress and can't sleep at 2 am. Four plastic surgeons studying Putin's appearance in the last 6 months confirm his face goes through regular botox injections, and he's been using more makeup to hide the bags under his eyes and his sweating skin.
Today we'll help Putin save face, by putting him through plastic surgery and/or makeup. Many thanks to Xray for the themepost.

Nose-Mouth Celebrities
65 entries - contest started 7/28/2014 8:00:00 AM

Nosemouth site features some amazing transformation of celebrities into mouthless, big-nosed creatures. Since they have no mouth they can't smile or frown, but maybe they can show their emotions by moving their humongous noses? They can't speak either, but again, something will come out of their noses instead?
Take any celebrities, increase their noses and remove their mouths, like in the examples above. Please don't forget to include celebrity names in your entry titles.

Bulldog on Swings
8 entries - apprentice contest started 7/26/2014

Long Jump
Photoshop the photo of this bulldog on swings any way you wish. Bulldogs have been selectively bred by humans to get the look they have today. When we recall that all dogs originated from wild wolves, we realize how many genetic selections and modifications they went through to become the bulldogs. Dogs and swings usually don't go well together, but luckily that's not the case in today's photo... This is an Apprentice Contest. You are eligible to enter this contest if you have less than 5 golden trophies at Freaking News.

Thomas Muller
7 entries - apprentice contest ended 7/19/2014