Photoshop Contest – Oil Changed


Has it actually been 3 months since we’ve had a photoshop contest? Well then that is something we shall have to remedy, isn’t it?  As such, I’ve dug around in Wanye’s desk, raided the Nation warehouse, begged a few sponsors, gathered some goodies, and we’re all set to go.  With the prizes set, and an idea in mind, the rest will be up to you. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s photoshop contest time.



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Over the past few seasons, we’ve all watched the Oilers rebuild through the TV documentary Oil Change.  When the show was first launched, Taylor Hall was a fresh draftee and there was hope in Oil Country that things would finally turn around.  Unfortunately, that did not happen – we haven’t even been close. Not only did the Oilers NOT turn things around, they went on to draft 1st overall for the next 2 years and haven’t been in the same area code as a playoff appearance in nearly a decade.  At the very least, we were all able to watch nothing happen in great detail courtesy of Oil Change.

When I got home from vacation I was catching up on Oilers news, and one of the first things I noticed was that Oil Change had been cancelled. Well… put on ‘hiatus’ anyway.  This can’t be?  The Oilers were actually cancelling the doc series that was supposed to show the team rise from the ashes of sucktacular hockey?  At first, I couldn’t believe it, but then it started to make sense.  Maybe having cameras in the team’s face, as they went through losing season after losing season, wasn’t the best idea.



Personally, I’m sad that Oil Change has been cancelled.  I liked the behind the scenes look at what the team was doing.  It’s not like Oil Change showed all the details of how trades worked from beginning to end, or exactly how negotiations went with free agents, but it was a taste.  For an Oilers junkie like me, the taste from behind the scenes was good enough and I’m going to miss it. I can’t help but wonder if the series would have been cancelled if the Oilers hadn’t been a lottery team for the thousandth straight year?

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This gave us an idea.



What if Oil Change hadn’t been cancelled this year? What if there had been another season? What would the slogan for this year have been? Oil Change: Overdrive? We’ve been there – that was season 2. Oil Change: All In? Nope, that was last season.  We need a new cliche. There needs to be a new slogan for our beloved Oilers, and we need you to come up with it.  This time around, the topic for the photoshop contest topic is to come up with an Oil Change poster as if this season of the show hadn’t been cancelled.

If you were in control of the Oil Change franchise, what would season 5 have been called?

The Prizes:

  • 1st Place – A Nation Gear tee, $40 in Pint GCs, $40 in Oodle Noodle GCs, and a Nation sticker package.
  • 2nd Place – $20 in Pint GCs, $20 in Oodle Noodle GCs, and a Nation sticker package.
  • 3rd Place – $20 in Oodle Noodle GCs, and a Nation sticker package.
  • Everyone that enters the contest will get a $5 Oodle Noodle GC and a Nation sticker package.
The sky is the limit here as long as your photo entry relates to the new season (or lack thereof) of Oil Change. The deadline to enter will be next Tuesday at 11:59pm (September 2nd) and we’ll take the best entries and put them up for a vote.  The winner will be selected through the Nation Polls and prizes will be distributed accordingly.  

To submit an entry, email it to me at [email protected]. I also want to thank the fine folks at Oodle Noodle, and the Pint for providing the prizes for the contest!

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