$300 "Where's Castro?" photo shop contest

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Castro as Waldo

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*** Bonus points for adding a Lebanon angle! ***

Fidel Castro's been under the radar lately. Nobody's seen or heard from him since he went in for surgery. Now the official word down in Havana is that everything's just fine with El Commandante, but rumors keep circulating that the sneaky old bugger's not at home.

Where is he? That's where you come in, my dear pseudo-paparazzo.

Apply your creativity to come up with Fake-But-Accurate™ photographic proof of Fidel's current location, and you could win fabulous prizes! Vacations! Cruises! Cuban cigars! Universal health care! Rusting 1950s-vintage sedans with huge tailfins!

Well, not really. But I will send the top three entrants Amazon.com gift certificates in the following amounts:

First Place: Second Place: Third Place:
150 bucks 100 bucks 50 bucks
T-shirt with this logo:
Che: still dead
Courtesy of Babalu Blog
T-shirt with this logo:
Che: still dead
Courtesy of Babalu Blog
T-shirt with this logo:
Che: still dead
Courtesy of Babalu Blog

You'll be judged on a combination of creativity, photo shopping skill, and humor. As for how each element is weighted ... who knows? It's completely up to the judges! (I never said this'd be a professionally-run contest!) Their decisions are final.

The judges are: The Puddle Pirate (me), Val Prieto, Kevin Aylward, and Michelle Malkin.

To submit your entry, either post it on your blog and leave a trackback here on this post, or e-mail your entry to photoshop@brainshavings.com. The contest starts now and ends on Saturday, August 12th at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

Update: This contest has been shamelessly plugged at Outside The Beltway and Argghhh! You want photo fakery? Watch this space.

Update: Bonus points if you can place Castro somewhere in the middle of the furious photoshopping fighting in Lebanon!

Update: Since my blog was defaced for 3 days, I'm extending the contest until Wednesday night, 11:59 PM.

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Brain Shavings is having a contest: Fidel Castro's been under the radar lately. Nobody's seen or heard from him since he went in for surgery. Now the official word down in Havana is that everything's just fine with El Commandante,... Read More

My entry for the Puddle Pirate's "Where's Castro?" photo shop contest. Read More

Brain Shavings is having a "Where's Castro?" Photoshop Contest, with $300 is prizes! The contest ends Saturday at midnight, and your special "blogebrity" judges are: myself, Val Prieto, Michelle Malkin, and Mr. Brain Shavings (The Puddle Pirate). Don'... Read More

8 Comments

who cares, l hope he is dead!!! perhaps a picture of a ghost burning in hell would be in order.

If I had photoshopping skills, Castro would definitely be imposed over Green Helmet Guy. I know I'm probably not the first to think of that. Later, G

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Somehow the trackback didn't work for me, my entry is at

http://dof.skynetblogs.be/?date=20060809&number=303&unit=weeks#3579126

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Hi,

Just posted an update on the contest extension, although it may do me no good as I'm not feeling especially clever.

But I do believe the AP wants to play....

Gus

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I can't get trackback to work, either. I get an internal server message.

Paxety Pages entry is here
http://paxety.com/Archive/20060810WheresFidelCubaMa.html

I sent you a picture but I don't see it here. Where should I send it or post it?

Thanks!
Rick

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Hey when will the winners for this contest will be selected

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