Contest 79: The long and the short of it... Well, it's the best of all possible worlds. No problem, it's a cinch... like the blind leading the blind. If you decide to enter this weekend's contest you'll be busier than a one-armed paper hanger. Play it by ear and stick to your guns. As they say, forewarned is forearmed. Remember, winning isn't everything, it's the only thing. If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch. That's right, Einstein, the cliché will rule this week; but not just any cliché... the granddaddy of all Photoshop Contest cliché subjects... M.C. Escher himself.
Photoshop the Lexmark Photo Printer w/ Vivitar 5MP Digital Camera Bundle into an M.C. Escher cliché print.
Do you like to hold reflecting globes? Non-Euclidean space not a problem for you? Tessellations get you excited? Images wrapping into themselves give you goosepimples? So let it be written; so let it be done.
To make a long story short, post your entry here by by 12:59 AM EST on Wednesday, July 5, 2006. Prizes are $100/$50/$20 for 1st/2nd/3rd. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand the rules and criteria for winning: in a nutshell, our panel of geniuses can and will make stuff up as it goes along. Youth is wasted on the young, so use Photoshop, pen and ink, collage, MSPaint, Spirograph, iron-on transfers, guitar tablatures, whatever, but it’ll only be judged if it’s visible in our forums as a jpg, gif, or png. The more things change, the more they stay the same: keep your maximum width to 550px. If you're out on a limb and need a place to host your pictures, try imageshack.ws, photobucket.com, or wootimagehosting.net. Check it out. We have no connection to the first two, but they seem free and easy to use, especially the last one (phenominal donation required). A word to the wise: If you want us to be sure your entry was indeed your work, post links to your source images. If you want us to be sure your entry was indeed copied from someone else, post links to the original image. The more sure we are that you did (or did not do) your own work, the more likely we are to consider it for a prize (or permanently ban you from the site). And if you don't win this week, there are plenty more fish in the sea.
Past money winners: If you'd like to nominate any entries from this week's contest, email your selections (with links to the individual post) to me at email@example.com by 1:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday.
Past monkey winners: If you'd like to nominate any entries from this week's contest, email your selections (with links to the individual post) to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday.
A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link.