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.

Freak Show
19 entries - contest ended 4/15/2015

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 salis2006 for the themepost.

News in Pictures, April 6 - 12
18 entries - contest ended 4/13/2015

Create images of something that happened in the news during April 6 - 12, 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 )

National Beer Day
14 entries - contest ended 4/12/2015

April 7 is National Beer Day, a celebration of beer, fellowship, and the good people who facilitate beer's transformation from a humble grain to a glorious libation. National Beer Day, however, is not just another evening at the bar. Participants are encouraged to give one another the gift of beer by buying each other drinks and to express their gratitude to their favorite brewers, bartenders, and so forth by means of generous tips, thank you notes, or whatever else may be appropriate.
Create new beer brands by editing any existing beer brands, or creating them from scratch. Many thanks to slixter for the themepost.

Raphael 2015
15 entries - contest ended 4/10/2015

April 6 is the birthday of Raphael Sanzio - one of the greatest Renaissance artists. Raphael came from a poor family and became an orphan at the age of 11. His poor origin could not keep him from getting great art schooling (at Botticelli studio) and becoming one of the favorite artists of The Catholic Church and those in power. His paintings of saints and Christian scenes had so much life in them - the characters looked so real and "human" yet so divine. Ironically, Raphael died very young - his 37th birthday. But the heritage he left will go on forever.
Show how Rahpael's art would be different if he created it nowadays. Many thanks to Evirio for the themepost.

Double Trouble
21 entries - contest ended 4/9/2015

Two headed monsters from fairy tales and myths may have roots in real encounters with two-headed animals which are rare but not unheard of. The condition is called Polycephaly and originates from Greek words Poly (multiple) and Kephali (head). Two-headed snakes are specially caught in India for studies of their preying and mating behavior.
Photoshop two-headed animals or people. Many thanks to lucianomorelli for the themepost.

Freak Show
21 entries - contest ended 4/8/2015

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 funkwood for the themepost.

Da Vinci 2015
1 entries - contest started 4/17/2015 8:00:00 AM

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.

Hillary 2016
19 entries - contest started 4/15/2015 8:00:00 AM

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)

News in Pictures, April 13 - 19
3 entries - contest started 4/13/2015 8:00:00 AM

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 )

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