What do a flamingo, a baby, a yellow car, a horse, a supermarket aisle, and Mt. Rushmore have in common? Aside from being the setup to a cheesy joke, they’re all images used by the winners of Pop Photo’s fourth annual Digital Wizard Contest. The Grand Prize: $1,000 and an endless supply of glory.
The rules were simple: Turn out a masterpiece by combining/manipulating/enhancing elements from at least 4 of the 12 fairly awful images we posted for download. Use only tools that are in your image-editing software; adding other pictures is forbidden.
Picked as the best of nearly 500 entries, the 10 Finalists shown here demonstrate some technical ability, creative vision, and in more than one case, a pretty good sense of humor. The Editors chose them from a batch of Semifinalists tapped for consideration.
We’ll publish the five winners and tell the stories of how they were made in our July 2007 issue and announce them on this page after the issue comes out. So bookmark this page and come back in a few weeks!
Digital Wizard 2007 Finalists Gallery
Digital Wizard 2007 Semifinalists Gallery
Digital Wizard 2007 Entrants Gallery
Digital Wizard 2007 Source Images Gallery
Digital Wizard 2007 Contest Rules and Details