Worth1000 (now known as DesignCrowd) is a contest and image manipulation website that enables the audience to popularize their creativity. The site was launched on Jan 1, 2002, and since its opening, it has hosted more than 340,000 images created in theme contests like “Stupid Protest”, “Rejected Transformer”, and “Invisible World”. It also hosted identical contests for multimedia, photography, and creative writing.
The platform is highly prominent and has been featured by various publications, radio stations, and TV shows like Inside Edition, ABC’s, PC Magazine, BBC, Weekly World News, TechTV, USA Today, and Detroit Free Press, among others. The platform and its community have also produced three books on image manipulation. These are “More Than One Way to Skin a Cat”, “When Pancakes Go Bad”, and “I’ve Got a Human in My Throat”.
The competitions are composed of a series of themed contests. The contents include a subject title and a sample photo manipulation from the past or similar contest, along with a few lines describing the task of contestants. The contest examples include If Goths ruled, Reality manga, Chimaera, and Invisible world. There are also other examples like merging multiple movies to one, mating animals with plants or instruments, and zombifying or aging celebrities.
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Freaking News is a Photoshop contest site that enables you to upload your creations to get a place on the front page. It is news-oriented and was launched on Aug 2, 2002, before opening up to the public on Oct 23, 2003, as a sibling of the famous site called”Worth100″. Alexa ranks the site as being in the top ten thousand. Everyone has an opportunity to register on the site and submit the photos they have to get them published.
The site gives equal opportunity to everyone and carefully reviews each submission to ensure fairness. Besides uploading photos, you can also view the previous submissions for the sake of some entertainment. Lastly, the site is web-based and can be opened on any browser without issues.
Pxleyes is an online Photoshop contests site that enables you to submit your photos to get a chance of having them placed on the front page. The web app aims to promote entertainment and give everyone the opportunity to have fun by looking at all the amazing contributions by other members or submitting their artwork. Each picture is given an entry number and placed in the appropriate category for better organization.
You can explore its endless collection by scrolling through the pages or clicking on one of the categories. The site has over ten categories, with each genre having more than 70 photos. You can begin the process of having the photo placed by submitting it.
Bitpine is a community-led image-sharing site that aims to help beginners and experts submit their creations online. The site hosts regular contacts to enable everyone to upload their photos for a chance to get them published on the front page. You can display and sell logos, artwork, PSDs, concept design, templates, and layouts. This means that the platform can also be used to generate some passive income for passionate artists.
The uploading process is really simple and is simplified due to the provided steps that allow you to ensure everything goes smoothly. Besides posting artwork, you can also explore the huge library of photos to get inspiration for your next work.
PhotoshopDisasters is an online image contest website that allows you to submit your artwork to have it posted on the front page. The goal of the platform is to provide a place for amateurs and professionals to upload their creations and show them to the world. You can also browse the huge number of photos posted by other members to get inspiration for your next project.
The process to start is really simple and takes mere minutes to complete. You can begin by creating an account, logging in with the credentials, and then opening the contest page. In this section, you will have to provide details like the category of the photo and the image itself.
ManBabies is an online image competition website that makes it easy to upload your photos to have them viewed by the public. All you have to do is keep an eye on the dates of the contest and submit an application to show your interest. The process is really simple and requires those who are interested in registering an account to log in via the details and fill the application fields.
The compulsory data include photos, names, and descriptions. The site reviews all the submissions by having them tested by its judge bench. The results of the draw will be posted on the site a few days from the submissions. Apart from participating in contests, it is also possible for you to view the submissions of other members.
B3TA is a highly-viewed and famous UK website that is termed as”puerile digital arts community” by the popular news tabloid The Guardian. The site began its operation in 2001 and was founded by a team of members that include Cal Henderson and Rob Manuel. The prominent highlight of the platform is the newsletter that shows the latest work of the B3ta audience and other relevant, amusing, or naughty things fetched from the internet.
The newsletter is loved by the community and gets approximately 100,000 readers. There is also a message board that makes it easy for members to place brief animations and digital images created by them. Those that win will be displayed on the front page, accompanied by several announcements. In the past, B3ta also had a radio show on the London station Resonance FM.
The platform also promotes creativity by publishing an image contest weekly, along with a weekly question. The site’s newsletter is composed of many sections like Top tip, Newsletter Title, Question of the week, What B3ta people have been making this week, and Question of the week. All of these sections make it easy for you to get more information and enhance your knowledge.