July 20 is the International Day of Chess. It was on July 20, 1924 that the World Chess Federation (Federation internationale des Echecs) or FIDE was founded in Paris. Fide announced in 1966 that July 20 would be celebrated as the International Chess Day. Chess is commonly believed to have originated in northwest India during the Gupta empire, where its early form in the 6th century was known as "caturaṅga" (four divisions of the military – infantry, cavalry, elephants, and chariotry, represented by the pieces that would evolve into the modern pawn, knight, bishop, and rook, respectively).
Photoshop what life would be like if chess ruled the world.
Photoshop this street chess image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: changing the chess figures for something else, re-dressing the street people, making them perform some stunts, putting the street chess into some new environment, using this street chess image in advertisements, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
You have 4 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to Andy Stafiniak and
Stock Exchange for providing the source photo.
Photoshop this chess horse image any way you wish. Examples may include painting the horse, merging it with any other objects, including it in paintings or photos, changing its parts or materials, or even making it alive.
You will have 3 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Thanks to Stock Exchange and Lillyz for providing the source image.
[ The chess world is in crisis. The biggest chess match in the world almost came to a halt, after one of the players (Vladimir Kramnik of Russia) was accused of taking too many bathroom breaks - over 50 per game - apparently to use a computer or other device to help him with his moves. ] Remember the scene from the God Father movie, where Al Pacino goes to the bathroom to get his gun and comes back blowing everyone's brains out? Kramnik wanted to do just this, but didn't have the guts to pull the trigger, so he had to try it 50 times. For which I applaud him, because rather than shooting his opponent, Kramnik decided to have a clean victory. And by clean I mean no brains scattered on the floor. Attaboy!
In this contest you are asked to add bathroom element into chess playing by photoshopping one of the following:
1) Photoshop Vladimir Kramnik playing chess sitting on a "potty".
2) Introduce bathroom elements to a chess championship room, so that players don't have to interrupt.
3) Design a new logo for world Chess Championship 2006.
4) Redesign the chessboard and chess figures to add miniature "potties".
P.S. Shortly after posting this contest I received the following letter: Monsieur,
I was shocked to see that the topic of your new contest invited members
to depict M. Kramnick using the toilettes. Is this really the image of
a serious website you wish to give to visitors ? Can you imagine the
chagrin of M. Kramnick's family if ever they should come on these
ineptly faked pictures ?
My recent entry, "Elmo's Potty Time", refused on spurious grounds,
tastefully showed our little furry friend in a typical French rest room,
with the mamans helping les petits. This is the sort of educational
entry you should be encouraging, rather than sordid scatological
obscenity showing "chess players" bodily functions.
an anonymous French future ex-member (Légion Etrangère retd.)