We thought it'd be cool to give you somewhere to show your illustrations, so we invited anybody with an ounce of computer savvy to send us their Photoshopped images. Since then we've started seeing some of your efforts and were goaded into running a challenge to encourage more of you to have a go. As an incentive, we dug around in the bottom drawer and came up with some Oakley products as a particularly cool prize for the entry we decide is the most creative or appealing.
The good folks at Oakley make some pretty desirable gear and we'll be giving away the Adaptable Payload backpack. This lilttle beauty retails at $120 and comes in a variety of colors, but we're giving ours away.
To further whet your appetite we can tell you the backpack has a padded back panel and shoulder straps, adjustable chest and waist straps, nylon web carry handle, main entry storm flap and custom D-ring tie downs. There are also side flap pockets with compression straps and D-ring closures, icon zipper pulls and it even has a removable suspension system. This Oakley AP Pack is all the backpack you'll ever need.
Before you ask, there are no rules. We're simply providing the image of the GTI (thanks to our friends at VWoA) and it's up to you to provide the inspiration. You can add stickers, wheels, wings, widebody, color change... whatever floats your boat.
All we ask is that you use this image as the basis of your work so everybody has the same starting point. You can either scan it from this page or download it from eurotuner.com
Get your entries to us by 9/1/06 - that's more than six weeks after the August issue or eurotuner goes on sale, and hopefully it gives you enough time to create something spectacular.
You can email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org provided they aren't more than 2Mb files. If they exceed this limit, please copy them on a CD and mail it to us at Photochop, eurotuner magazine, 6420 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Please ensure your images are a minimum of 500Kb at 300dpi or we won't be able to print them.Now remember, this is just for fun so there are none of the usual competition rules either. You can be a professional or complete amateur - we don't care. You can even have a go with crayons if your grasp of technology is the same as ours!
So have a go, have some fun and we look forward to seeing the results. We promise the best entries (and the worst!) will appear in a future issue.