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=""] 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.

Remembering James Garner
16 entries - contest ended 7/24/2014

American actor James Garner passed away on Saturday. He was 86. While he's had many solid roles on the big screen, Garner is best known for hit TV series "Maverick" in the 50s, and "The Rockford Files" in the 70s. Come to think of it they are almost 20 years apart! His biggest passion outside of acting was car racing. Garner is yet another Hollywood icon we've lost in 2014. He will be missed, and his legacy and his movies will stay with the generations of fans.
To pay tributes to James Garner, photoshop him any way you wish.

Freak Show
17 entries - contest ended 7/23/2014

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 Rickytrek1 for the themepost.

Historical Figures Nowadays
37 entries - contest ended 7/22/2014

British history channel Yesterday hired several digital artists for three months, under close supervision of the esteemed historians, to create a series of pictures showing how famous historical figures may would look today. The chops look interesting, but at the same time you can see some blending flaws and missing shadows... With all die respect to Yesterday channel, the artists have created only five "chops" in three months.... seriously? So our very own Icy suggested that we show them how many quality chops we can create in 3 days, instead of 3 months. Watch this, Yesterday channel!
Take any famous historical figures from the old paintings and show how they would look these days - give them some modern clothes and put them into any modern environment, like taxman Napoleon in the themepost by Hitspinner.

Freak Show
9 entries - contest started 7/27/2014 8:00:00 AM

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
29 entries - contest started 7/26/2014 8:00:00 AM

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 started 7/24/2014 8:00:00 AM

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.

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

Bulldog Flying High
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