Current Challenges.
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Challenge One: Regular Blend.
Subject: "Races of Middle Earth"
Rules:
- Use more than one image.  That's why they call it a blend.
- The entry must be 100% your own work (excluding brushes/textures etc.).  "Graphic plagiarism" is not allowed.  Ever.
- No (extreme) profanity, or otherwise inappropriate subjects, please.
- .JPGs/.JPEGs/.GIFs are preferred.  Other formats are allowed, but .PNGs are sighed at.
- Please save your entry as (without the quotation marks) "sgch1".

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 Challenge Two: Add Effects.
Effect-less blend choices:

Rules:
- You may not add additional movie images.  Stock images are fine.
- No (extreme) profanity, or otherwise inappropriate subjects, please.
- Please save your entry as (without the quotation marks) "sgch2".

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 Challenge Three: Colorize (adding realistic color to black and white images).
Image choices:

Rules:
- The work must be 100% your own.
- No (extreme) profanity or otherwise inappropriate subjects, please.
- Please save your entry as (without the quotation marks) "sgch3".

-- Need an example?

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 Challenge Three: Freestyle.
Subject: "Musical Inspiration"
Rules:
- You may submit any kind of graphic, be it an icon, blend, wallpaper, manipulation, drawing, what have you!
- Lord of the Rings themed entries only, please.
- Your entry must have lyrics to a valid song.  Even one you made up.  But try and draw inspiration from a song you love a lot.
- No (extreme) profanity (get creative if they are cuss words in your favorite song) or otherwise inappropriate subjects, please.
- Save your entry as (without the quotation marks) "sgch4".