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Create a new species by merging two or more animals!

Create a new species by merging two or more animals!

Submission period:
24 Nov 2012 00:01 UTC – 25 Jan 2013 18:01 UTC

Voting period:
25 Jan 2013 22:30 UTC – 05 Feb 2013 18:00 UTC

Status: finished (14 submissions)


This contest is just for fun ;) There are no prizes this time. If you want to sponsor something please feel free to contact our team: team[at]gimpusers[dot]com


What you see above is a totally new species first discovered in the wild alps of Austria in Europe! It’s name is “the flying Cobrantula” a frightening mix of a cobra, a tarantula and an eagle ;)

The new topic of our current contest is to create such a fictional species by yourself using GIMP! Use at least two images to make a new animal. You’re not forced to only merge two or more animals – you can also create new skins for existing animals. Try a web search to get more inspiration – there are plenty of creations already! The goal is just to have a funny or scary new type on animal in the end. Have fun ;)

Specific rules

  • Use at least two photos of existing animals
  • You can also use new “surfaces” to create a new skin look
  • In the final image please also show all of the images you used (see my example above)

General rules

  • All uploaded images are published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) License.
  • You need a free account to participate. You can use it to manage your submissions.
  • All images have to be created with GIMP.
  • Submissions are only accepted if uploaded using the Submissions page. Every image is required to be in JPEG or PNG format, and the GIMP workspace has to be uploaded, too.
  • Please save and upload your GIMP workspace as .xcfbz2 file (instead of .xcf). The steps of the creation process should be as traceable as possible so that others can benefit.
  • Make sure that all legal requirements are fulfilled, especially the copyright of used images. You can reference your sources in every submission's description.
  • You can upload up to three submissions and modify/delete it until the end of the submission period.
  • Submissions remain public when you should delete your account, but they won't be associated to an author anymore.
  • Possible prizes are provided by the named sponsors. There is no legal claim to the prizes.


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PatrickEdwards member for about 2 years PatrickEdwards 1 comment
about 2 years ago

good to see

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