Easter 2014
17 entries - contest ended 4/20/2014

It's this time of the year again - Easter is on Sunday, April 20. Numerous Easter egg hunts will be organized in the United States and internationally. Bunny and eggs are the traditional symbols of this spring holiday, as they symbolize fertility. Easter was originally a day when pagans celebrated spring on the day of vernal equinox. "Eastre" was a pagan goddess of fertility, thus the holiday name.
Give Easter theme to anything you wish. Some examples are: designing some Easter gadgets, giving Easter theme to movies and paintings, making Easter egg-heads out of politicians, dressing celebrities as Easter bunnies. These are just some ideas. Happy Upcoming Easter! Many thanks to lucianomorelli for the themepost.

Letterman's Next Job
14 entries - contest ended 4/19/2014

David Letterman, the grandfather of the American late night television, announced that he will be retiring from the Late Show in the next several months. CBS picked Stephen Colbert to take over the show. Letterman turned turned 67 on April 12, and said he's thankful to his fans and CBS for many years of hosting the Late Show. After the staff sex scandal in 2009, he was suffering from depression, but managed to go back being himself, the true Letterman we knew and loved many years ago. So, for all those late nights, thanks Dave. It's been great.
Will Letterman be getting any job offers after his departure from the Late Show? Photoshop Letterman's next job or show what he'll be doing in his retirement. Themepost image credit: CBS

Da Vinci 2014
14 entries - contest ended 4/18/2014

This Tuesday is the 562nd 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".
To celebrate the 562nd birthday of Leonadro Da Vinci, modernize his 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 pcrdds for the themepost.

Freak Show
14 entries - contest ended 4/17/2014

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 BENXIBOX for the themepost.

Taxed!
13 entries - contest ended 4/16/2014

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. Nowadays, 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 GarRobMil for the themepost.

Elephant Training
24 entries - contest ended 4/15/2014

This Thursday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images. Elephants are one of the smartest mammal kinds. They are easily trained and thus were used by humans since ancient times - for transportation, in battles, and for various entertaining activities and public events. In ancient India any white/albino elephant automatically became the property of the king and was considered a sacred animal.
Photoshop this photo of elephant training any way you wish. Some examples are - show what creative things this elephant is capable of, put him in some unexpected environment, etc. (Image credit: Venson Kuchipudi)

News in Pictures, April 7 - 13
13 entries - contest ended 4/14/2014

Create images of something that happened in the news during April 7 - 13, 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 )

Freak Show
1 entries - contest started 4/20/2014 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 TiredTom for the themepost.

Mary Juana
9 entries - contest started 4/18/2014 8:00:00 AM

April 20 (4/20) is the day that cannabis lovers celebrate around the world by communally smoking marijuana. This tradition was started in San Rafael High School in San Rafael, California by some teenagers back in 1971. They used to meet at the Louis Pasteur statue after school at 4:20 PM to smoke pot. "420 Louis!" was the groups salute! After that, April 20th was chosen as the "holiday" for marijuana smokers, because of the calendar numbers for this date.
Photoshop what life would be like if marijuana were legal and ruled the world. Some examples are: include marijuana in flags, logos, products, movies or paintings; show politicians and celebrities smoking cannabis, etc. Many thanks to mashby for the themepost.

Village Breakdancing
15 entries - contest started 4/17/2014 8:00:00 AM

This Thursday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images. Breakdancing (also called B-boying) originated in the 70s in New York among black and Puerto Rican youths. It is typically danced to hip-hop, funk music, and especially breakbeats. There are four key elements in this street dance - power moves, toprock, downrock, and freezes. Though not as popular nowadays as it once was, breakdancing is still performed by die hard fans who remember the glorious breakdance years - 70s and 80s. One such die hard fan is shown in today's stock photo. And in case you are wondering, the photo is NOT photoshopped.
Photoshop this photo of village breakdancing any way you wish. Some examples are - show where the breaker can perform his dance, put him in some unexpected environment, etc. (Image credit: bark)

News in Pictures, April 14 - 20
11 entries - contest started 4/14/2014 8:00:00 AM

Create images of something that happened in the news during April 14 - 20, 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 )

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