Game of Thrones Season 6 Photoshop Challenge: the results are in!

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Game of Thrones fans can get a little antsy waiting for the new season. April 24th starts to seem like a long way off and sometimes fans get…creative in how we direct that energy, manufacturing fake images of the season to come.

Well, this year we decided to channel that enthusiasm in a more fun direction with our very first Photoshop challenge! We challenged our readers to show us their hopes, wishes, and suspicions about the new season, creating new images for everyone’s enjoyment. Skill was not necessarily required, only cleverness, humor, or an idea. We asked you all to show us what you’ve got, and Game of Thrones fans delivered.

Based on the submissions, it seems fans want to see in season 6 a whole lot of payback, the return of bastards and kings, ships coming true, dragons, hype and violence. Lots of violence, but then this is Game of Thrones.

As promised, we’ve chosen a grand winner of the contest, and a runner-up, based on deliberations among the Watchers on the Wall staff. We had a great selection to choose from and it wasn’t easy.  Thank you to everyone for your submissions, and we hope you all enjoy their offerings!

{Warning: Image-heavy post!}

First off, we’d like to announce the winners of the Photoshop Challenge!

He delighted us with many of his contributions but this one made the Watchers laugh the hardest. The Grand Prize Winner is Bryan Kremkau, with his “Weekend at Jon’s” entry.

“Coming to a theater near you: Weekend At Jon’s starring Jon Snow, Davos Seaworth, Dolorous Edd and Melisandre”

WeekendatJon

As the Grand Prize Winner, he’ll receive Ygritte and Oberyn Martell collectible figures, from the officially licensed Dark Horse Comics line of Game of Thrones toys.

We have a runner-up, as well. Taking home a lovely new Margaery Tyrell figure from Dark Horse is Almasy, with their well-made vision of a meeting between two queens.

“I would love to see an epic showdown between Cersei and Daenerys in Season 6 of Game of Thrones — so I put this together to imagine what it might be like!”

CD

Congratulations, Bryan and Almasy!


Here are all the contest submissions! We’ve divided them into Non-Spoilers and Spoiler Sections, so readers can skip spoilers if they prefer. Entries using simple speculation or material from the trailers are NOT considered spoilers.

Anything using unfilmed ASOIAF material, anything involving the HYPE, filming spoilers or even filming rumors goes in the Spoiler Section just to stay on the safe side.


Non-Spoiler Entries:

From Miriam:

WatchersontheWall

From Daniel:

1

2

From Morrigen:

queen

From Richa:

3

From ShyLadyDragon:

“Jaime’s Dilemma”
Jaimes Choice

“Arya and her pack”

1

“Discussing Characters”

Grey Character

“Gendry Returns”

gendry

“I dreamed of you”2

“Melisandre’s Proposal”

Mel

“A Bath to Remember”

jb

“Dornish Fashion”

Dornishwear

“Jaime and Brienne”
quests

“The Joker”

JB2

From Laurent:

Sub1

 

From Tim:

stannis fireworks

Stanalf

From NiceQueenCersei:

QueenCersei

From gnostic_cat:

Ollyfire

From Angela:

LF Ghost

From liesandarborgol:

SanSan

From Aryamad:

ichooseviolence_aryamad

From Prasant:

4 entry

From Northerner:

“The Starks Strike Back”

Starks

“Starks strike back part 2:

Walder gets it”

AryasList

From Keegan VerBurg:

“Michael McElhatton had done a great job as Roose Bolton, but the new actor they got for season 6 really nailed the role.”

PutinBolton

From Dan:

kitn

From Zach:

“Hodor’s Wish”

Hodor

From Sarah Ch.:

Dany02

From Vern:

“What do I want next for GOT? MORE!! A whole channel dedicated to the GOT characters. Here’s a sample of some future shows.”

RealHousewives

From Mescalinic:

“Dragons and Tits. Source: Ian McShane”

dragontits

From dragonreborn:

“Oberyn Martell brought back to life by Maester Qyburn. His head needed some fixing after the trial by combat.”

Oberyn Boo Boo

“Dany’s house of the undying dream somewhat coming true”

Jon Undying

“Jon coming back to life”

jon walker

From LadyFionavar:

Night'sKing

From WackyGoofball:

Onionbaby

Qyburn

TyrCers

From Rat Kook:

Ruse

 

From SerWhiteWalker:

“And now your watch has ended.”

Olly

From GameOverRos:

“Exclusive! I have a picture of Jon Snow, post-resurrection.”

Jonpool

From Mario:

dany landing

From Bryan Kremkau

“Sean Bean returns in Season 6 as Nearly Headless Ned”
Headless

“In Season 6, Qyburn brings back Robb Stark but as a DireWolfMan”

robbstein

“Jon Snow Comes Back in Season 6…as Everybody”

Sansaon

Jon Khaleesi

Jon Lannister

Jon of Tarth

JonBalon

JonBolton

JonBran

JOnCersei

jonmel

Jonrya

Jonsandei

Jonsandre

Jonvarys

From Meeles:

“LEAK: CERSEI USES POKEMON TO KILL THEM ALL”

CerseiPoke

From Tickelace:

“They’ve altered Septon Meribald’s speech a little”Meribald

From Anne Owens:

margery

margery00

jonglasses

jonsnowemergency

From Lisa0527:

NedNight

From So0ndz:

ForJon

brainfreeze

From ManicMongoose:

“Hoping that Tyrion releases Rhaegal and Viserion in Season 6”

dragons

From Enola Lee:

Sansa Ramsay

From A Refrain of Thrones:

“Golden Company!!! LEAKED!!!”

golden company

“Dwarf’s Penny confirmed!!!”

Penny

He found the Blackfish!

Blackfish

“Jon Targaryen Leak!!!!!!”

Jon targ

” Brienne embraces her heritage!”

Brienne

“#NightLamp”

Stannis res

From Rygritte:

“Winter Is Coming”

nk

“How I hope Jorah & Daario’s quest to find Dany ends:”

JD

 

JonGhostGRRM

pink letter

jonmel

From Carolina:

Final

From RandomInternetKraken:

SansaQueen

From Rachyboost:

jon

From EagleEyeMoser:

balon

From BryndenBFish:

“my ‘STANNIS COMES BACK WITH A VENGEANCE IN SEASON 6!!!!111!!’ poster.”

vengeance

From Becca 2801:

acnj,

kjvjkbk

loooose

From Stevve Starrk:

jonWall

houndarya

From Miles Fritz:

“LEAK: CERSEI GETS A BIGGER WINE GLASS THIS SEASON:

wineoverload

From MSteeman:

DanyJon

From Callumtheswag:

“The Long Night”

TheLongNight

“Mother of Blue Tits”

blue tits

“Stannis Lives”

stannis Lives

From Kim:

aryaRamsay

From Shree:

jon

From Vetarth:

“How everything will end- Frozen King’s Landing”

frozen_kings_landing_by_verogee-d9we6qb

“Daenerys in Westeros”

khaleesi_em_westeros2_by_verogee-d97gpfg

“Jaime and Briene ship coming true”

jb

From TheOneWhoKnocks:

“The Fourth Estate”

4th

“Mirror of Erised: Parts 1 & 2”

mirror1 mirror2

“Night’s King in flames”

nk flames

 

 


HERE BE SPOILERS! 

That warning enough for you?

Okay, good. Proceed.


 

Spoiler Section:

From ShyLadyDragon:

“Tower of Joy”

3

From Mario:

Cleganebowl Faith

From Brad:

Brienne and Jaime

From Jenny Slife:

“Balon Greyjoy’s real killer. #theduskymonkey

monkey

From CallumTheSwag:

“The Blackfish couldn’t find a tree…”

Bfish

From Morrigen:

balon

bastards

From Jake:

“Game of Thrones has confirmed Cleganebowl via Twitter (but the tweet was taken down instantly when GRRM found out that the largest climax was spoiled via social media)”

GET HYPE

From A Refrain of Thrones:

truck

“Siege of Meereen leaked!!!!”

meereen

From Alex:

“as prophesied by greenseers and shadowbinders, the legendary getting of the HYPE is coming”

Cleganebowl

From Skittlesje:

Snowbowl

From Rygritte:

“This is how I picture Jon & Mel  leaving Castle Black for Winterfell”

JonMel

“Tyrion releases the dragons.”

Tyrion

Another submission:

resurrrection

“You know nuthin’….”

Jon Ahai

Rickon

From Bryan Kremkau:

“How I see the Battle of the Bastards will play out:”

bastards

From Tim:

Cleganebowl 1

From Laurent:

Sub2

From Vetarth:

the hound

Once again, thanks to everyone for submitting their creations! We hope you enjoyed the contest. There’s only 23 days now until season 6 begins and we find out if some of you predicted well.

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    1. well deserved bryan!

      and thanks WotW, I had a lot of fun making them and following what others did 🙂

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    2. Excellent work Bryan Kremkau. Loved your Nearly Headless Ned too!
      Kudos to everyone; i would be most eager to watch Desperate Housewives of Westeros and I am sure the new actor casted as Roose Bolton will do a fine job.
      I am amazed at how popular the Jaime+Brienne ship scenario is!
      And finally… great idea to have this contest, WotW!

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    3. That “Jon Snow comes back as everyone” series had me rolling on the floor a couple of times 😛

      Lots of great entries here. Congrats to the winner!

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    4. Jake’s

      Twitter Cleganebowl fake-out would have fooled me for a second or two if I’d seen it in another context.

      Was also laughing out loud at the “Jon as everyone”.

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    5. Excellent! The bad ones are epic bad, the good ones are worthy of April Fools day!

      Using the one from Sarah Ch. as my new wallpaper.

      Some of you shippers are super-strange messed up. You know who you are!

      The winner is very deserved, Snorted coffee on that one, clearly the best. Congrats Bryan, OMG you did Nednick too, wow. Thank you everyone!

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    6. The one with fat bastard in. I’m dying. Hahahaha.

      “I want my Reeky back, Reeky back, Reeky back – ribs”

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    7. This was fun. How creative everyone is is amazing. Thanks for all your efforts. And congrats to the winner and runner up, well deserved.

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    8. I almost peed my pants !
      Loved Jon as everyone, Varys in Mel’s clothes and pokemon Cercei!
      ?
      first time posting here after reading secretly for quite some time.

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    9. Ines,

      Oh my god that image of Bealish made me laugh SO hard just now. “BYE!”

      There are some real gems here. Congrats to Bryan and Almasy!

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    10. Congrats, Bryan! You had some awesome pieces! Thanks for thinking of thus contest, WOTW. This was a lot if fun!

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    11. SanSan : my eyes, my eyes!
      BaJon Greyjoy is the best – very glad that artist won for a different chop.

      Why is dead

      Rickon in spoilers? This is making me super nervous. Gdamnit. Starks with no POVs are doomed. *Pours out some Arbor Gold for the dumbest Stark of all time, the King in the North!*

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    12. Congratulations Bryan and Almasy, but well done everyone else. There are some absolutely brilliant ones there, but they’re all really good.

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    13. Lmao, my personal favourite would be Meeles’s “I choose violence” entry. Great stuff all round, though. Congrats Bryan!

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    14. Congratulations to the winner and runner-up – all these pictures are great.

      Nice Queen Cersei is my personal favorite. 🙂

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    15. Aryamad: Oh my god that image of Bealish made me laugh SO hard just now. “BYE!”

      Me too! The stiff way that he’s falling – it reminds me of really bad early video arcade games from the ’80s.

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    16. I loved these submissions, I laughed a ton. It was seriously not easy narrowing down the choices to decide winners. Great work, everyone. 🙂

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    17. BRAVOOOO!!!
      Congrats Bryan Kremkau, amazing work!! Congrats to everyone!! 🙂
      (Jon as everyone, hahahaha) 🙂

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    18. Nice work all.

      The Jon Snow comes back as everyone are my favorite, especially Jonsandei. I also love Dany/Drogon chilling outside King’s Landing.

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    19. Firannion,

      Yes! That’s it… the stiff way he’s falling is so simple and hilarious. Jon’s smiling face on Brienne cracks me up too. I want a poster of that.

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    20. All very good entries. Congrats to the winners.

      The dragon ‘toasting’ Ollie and Hodor riding Drogon had me in stitches – LOL 😀

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    21. Shy Lady Dragon,

      I really enjoyed yours well done also congratulations to the winner had plenty of laughs really enjoyed it can’t wait for the New season hope all is well with you

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    22. The First Sword of Ireland,

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you like my work, I enjoyed doing it. I’m fine, but I have a lot to do for my job. I still spend hours on this site, trying not to miss a comment.
      How are you? Busy? You come here very rarely. Or maybe you don’t feel like commenting and prefer to just read.

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    23. Jon as everyone had me busting a gut as well 🙂 Arya/Jon and Bran/Jon combo makes me shudder…freaky lol. Cersei/Jon could be in a geico commercial. Varys/bald Jon looks surprisingly good. And gold is a nice color for him, I like it better than the dusky blue… The snowy one with Sansa is also visually appealing, and is that supposed to be their child in the middle lol? The CLeganebowl’s were well-done, professional looking. SLD your Ned/Lyanna one is witty! Aryamad I’m loving that expression on Cercei face. These were all very entertaining, good job watchers! Makes me want to learn how to do this, for next year.

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    24. Loved Jon Comes Back as Everyone!!! Hilarious! Thanks to all participants. Great competition. I just do not get the winner’s pic…

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    25. People who honestly believe Sansa is better off in the savage murderous hands of the Hound vs Petyr Baelish are 1. Deluded 2. Have not read the books.

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    26. Why does she have to be better off with anyone? I hope she comes into her own this season. It would be against character thus far but considering how far she has come, I think it’s possible.

      Congrats to the winners! 😀

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    27. Shy Lady Dragon,

      Thank you I’m doing good, I have just been really busy also and when I do log on I rarely have anything interesting to say on the said topic. I just can’t wait until it starts, this has been a long year in anticipation much longer than previous year’s. I think because of the Jon snow cliffhanger I believe it’s made the wait seem longer as opposed to previous years that didn’t really have any big cliffhanger. I have never looked forward to anything as much as I have with this season in all my life.

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    28. Rygritte:
      The Hound prevented her rape. Littlefinger enabled her rape.
      /blockquote

      Exactly! @Nunya seems to have had beer googles on when reading the books or watching the show!
      If that’s not clear enough, then let me say it clearly: Littlefinger is not good for Sansa in any way, shape or form. The Hound is good for Sansa (and for Arya.) That Sansa is with Littlefinger is part of the tale. And it ain’t over yet, baby.

      The submissions are great, cool idea.

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    29. The First Sword of Ireland,

      I simply can’t stand the questions asked to Kit about his being dead or not and his continuous denying. Hilarios talkshow (link on one of the threads about the Rayns of Castamere) when Kit gets electric shocks for giving unsatisfactory answers. If I had had any doubts before I would have been certain afterwards that Jon will be resurrected. And the playfulness of the whole discussion showed pretty clear that it was pretending.
      I’m afraid it’s the same with me as well: I have never looked forward to anything else as much in my life… which is rather sad in a way. I have had my fair share of disappointments and achievements in so far, so to say I’m the most breathlessly waiting for a new season of a TV show sounds nerdy… but that’s OK, I don’t mind. At least we can be sure that we’re not waiting in vain. We will have season 6. Whether we’ll be happy or not with the events it’s another story.

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    30. Shy Lady Dragon,

      I will look for that link now sounds interesting and yes it’s strange when a tv show is the cause of my biggest case of anticipation but I don’t care it’s so well written and i love it and yes I don’t think we will get all that we expect this season but I think it will be pretty close

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