Earth Hour

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/31/2008 06:00
  • Ended: 4/2/2008 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 30
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Earth Hour
Contest Directions: Past Saturday at 8pm (local time) millions of people across the world as well as thousands of businesses turned off their lights for an hour to promote electricity conservation. The event is called Earth Hour and it was first held a year ago in 2007. This year, on March 29, the event was joined by massive number of companies and city goverments - the lights went out at Sydney Opera House to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, and even Google homepage went dark. Next year the event is going to be even more massive, so don't be surprized if your city goes dark on March 29, 2009.
Let's see what would happen if Earth Hour went more global by turning lights off in the famous paintings and movies. In this contest, give night theme to famous paintings and movie posters. You are welcome to change the movie titles to reflect the night theme. Please don't use only brightness adjustment or filters, put more effort in your work by adding moon light, changing backgrounds, adding a lit candle, etc. A good example of an entry for this contest would be Forrest Gump movie poster showing Forrest Gump sitting on a bench holding a candle in the moonlight.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/31/2008 06:00
    • Ended: 4/2/2008 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 30
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
30 pictures
  • American Gothic Painting Going to Bed

    American Gothic Painting Going to Bed
  • The Discourse Painting at Night by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

    The Discourse Painting at Night by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
  • Holbein's Ambassadors by Candlelight

    Holbein's Ambassadors by Candlelight
  • Harry Potter Lights Off

    Harry Potter Lights Off
  • Girl Reading by Candle Light Painting

    Girl Reading by Candle Light Painting
  • Dali's Girl at the Window at Sunset

    Dali's Girl at the Window at Sunset
  • Girl With a Pearl Earring and Flashlight

    Girl With a Pearl Earring and Flashlight
  • Buster Keaton by Candle Light

    Buster Keaton by Candle Light
  • Forrest Gump at Night

    Forrest Gump at Night
  • Night Scream Painting

    Night Scream Painting
  • Night Wedding Shadows

    Night Wedding Shadows
  • Napoleon at Night with a Candle

    Napoleon at Night with a Candle
  • Bourne Ultimatum at Night

    Bourne Ultimatum at Night
  • Lights Off in American Gothic Painting

    Lights Off in American Gothic Painting
  • Mr. Bean's Night Time Holiday

    Mr. Bean's Night Time Holiday
  • Anger Management at Night

    Anger Management at Night
  • Music and Lyrics by Candlelight

    Music and Lyrics by Candlelight
  • Lighthouse Candle

    Lighthouse Candle
  • Groundhog Day at Night

    Groundhog Day at Night
  • Nighthawks Diner in the Dark

    Nighthawks Diner in the Dark
  • Night Wild Hogs

    Night Wild Hogs
  • Lord of the Rings at Night

    Lord of the Rings at Night
  • About Schmidt at Night

    About Schmidt at Night
  • Inconvenient Night Light

    Inconvenient Night Light
  • Sunset Painting

    Sunset Painting
  • Moonlight Painting

    Moonlight Painting
  • Charlie Chaplin at Night

    Charlie Chaplin at Night
  • Ghosts Tell People Stories Around the Campfire

    Ghosts Tell People Stories Around the Campfire
  • Tiger Woods Playing Golf at Night

    Tiger Woods Playing Golf at Night
  • Dancer In The Dark Movie Poster

    Dancer In The Dark Movie Poster
30 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Night is a time interval, during which, for a certain location on the surface of the celestial body (planet, its satellite, etc.), the central shining light (Sun, stars) is below the horizon line. The duration of the night period for a certain location depends on its latitude, the axial tilt of the planet with respect to the plane of its orbit and angle, formed by the axis of rotation and the direction of the central light. Day and night sides of celestial bodies are divided by a terminator. Since the rotation axis of the planets of the Solar system are not perpendicular with respect to the planes of their orbits, the duration of night on planets change during their revolution round the Sun with annual periodicity. The identical duration of day and night is observed during equinoxes, when the Earth axis (or rotation axis of a heavenly body) is perpendicular to the ecliptic; during solstices, the difference between the duration of the day and night is at a maximum, when the axis of the Earth has a maximum inclination with respect to the ecliptic. Within the polar circles of the planets, the duration of night can exceed the solar days (polar night). The polar night lasts from one day at latitude of the polar circle and up to six months on the pole.