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14 Startling Pet X-Rays Reveal the Weird Things Animals Eat

Wednesday 09.17.2014 , Posted by
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In what might be the most entertaining competition in existence, the “They Ate WHAT?” x-ray contest awards cash prizes to the most impressive images of hungry animals’ innards. These pets all have unique tastes ranging from rocks and socks, to a shish kabob skewer and 104 pennies. Below you will find the 14 gut-wrenching winners of this year’s contest. [Read more…]

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A Selection From the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Wednesday 07.16.2014 , Posted by
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Every year travelers around the world take stunning photographs documenting their journey, capturing many beautiful locations, both urban and natural. National Geographic’s Travel Photo Contest is for anyone who wants to submit their favorite photos in four different categories: Spontaneous Moments, Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes and Sense of Place. This year, thousands of entries were submitted, and later this month finalists and winners will be announced. Here are 12 of our favorite images to get a taste of the incredible assortment of moments being captured. [Read more…]

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Pesky Potholes Transformed Into Exciting Surprises

Thursday 05.08.2014 , Posted by
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Right up there with parking enforcement officers, potholes are one thing people love to hate. They normally go unnoticed until you bust your tire on one and for many people this can really turn a good day bad, so in Scranton, PA, an art company decided to create a new association for potholes- something much more cheery and fun. The Pop Up Studio began letting their creative juices flow right into the potholes to make them something to smile about. They started filling them with ice and beer and the community got quite a kick out of it. So they invited everyone in Scranton to participate, and the ones who best “positively fill negative space” can win 4 new tires or car washes for a year! [Read more…]

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Ready for Your Creative Launch? Spend Weeks With World-Class Talents Crafting Your Big Break

Tuesday 02.25.2014 , Posted by
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For all of us pursuing creativity, there’s nothing more valuable than having a mentor – someone who has been there before, blazed a new trail for themselves, inspired others… and is ready to share. That’s why we’re super thrilled about this new opportunity to get just that: mentorship and a successful launch for those who dare to put themselves out there. Samsung has teamed up with four massively talented people from the fields of film, food, music and photography, and they’re giving aspiring creatives in the UK and Republic of Ireland the chance to be mentored by them, get their hands on some of Samsung’s latest tech and even produce a Sky 1 HD series about their launch. They’re calling it Launching People, and we’re hoping one of those people is you. [Read more…]

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The First Ever Compassion and Technology Conference and Contest at Stanford University

Friday 12.06.2013 , Posted by

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In a world where each day more people are becoming familiar with technology and its social utilities, Stanford University is playing host to the first ever Compassion and Technology conference, which will bring social entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists together for discussion about technology designed to enhance compassion. [Read more…]

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Amazing Shortlist for Sony Photography Awards

Tuesday 02.19.2013 , Posted by

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The shortlist is in for the 2012 Sony Photography awards. There were 122,000 entries submitted to the World Photography Organization from photographers in 170 countries. Since the deadline on January 4th, it was just over a month until the shortlist was revealed. With subjects such as travel, nature and wildlife, sport and current affairs, the competition is one of the most prestigious in the world. [Read more…]

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Join In On the Photoshop Battles

Thursday 10.18.2012 , Posted by

Photoshop was one of my favorite procrastination tools in college. Anytime I had an important paper to write or test to study for, I would use it to superimpose my head on to Sports Illustrated swimsuit models’ bodies for Spring Break motivation. Unfortunately I never reached the skill level of these talented Redditors. If you are a photoshop expert or just enjoy the magical humor that photoshoppers bring, allow me to introduce you to an amazing sub-reddit: r/photoshopbattles. [Read more…]

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StudioVox: Connecting the Creative/Contest for $200!

Monday 04.09.2012 , Posted by

One of the most difficult things for an artist to master today is keeping up in the digital age, and that means getting their work out to the masses (and that certain someone who can buy/pay them for their work). I’ve spoken to artists who either have no clue of where to be on the Internet, or don’t have the time to keep up with 9 different profiles across the creative portfolio landscape. Creating art and producing quality work is hard enough without having to promote, submit, and constantly stay up on the ever changing digital landscape of art, photography, and design blogs. The list of sites to promote your work is massive, so which do you choose? Where is your audience? Where do you even begin? StudioVox, looks to help you with that. [Read more…]

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The Say Something Poster Project

Monday 01.09.2012 , Posted by

If you had the opportunity to say one thing to the next generation of youth, what would you say? The Say Something Poster Project has invited artists to do just that in the form of a poster, one that they will then donate to a non-profit organization to hang on their facility walls. [Read more…]

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Star Wars Movie Poster Mash-Ups

Tuesday 10.11.2011 , Posted by

Combining a little bit of Star Wars with famous films, these mash-up movie posters will have you feeling the Force in no time. Part of a Photoshop contest over at Freaking News, some of our personal favorites are Chewbacca playing Johnny Depp (twice!) and Darth Vader in Dude, Where’s My Death Star… and don’t forget to remember that next May 4th is Star Wars Day: May the Fourth be with you! [Read more…]

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