Earth Hour

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/29/2010 11:30
  • Ended: 4/1/2010 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 25
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Earth Hour
Contest Directions: Past Saturday at 8:30pm (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 three years ago in 2007. This year, on March 27, the event was joined by over 120 countries, 7000 cities, and numerous locations - from Antarctic research base and the Great Pyramids of Egypt to the Empire State Building in New York and the Sears Tower in Chicago.
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: 3/29/2010 11:30
    • Ended: 4/1/2010 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 25
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
25 pictures
  • American Gothic Painting Night Vision

    American Gothic Painting Night Vision
  • Moonlighting George Emanuel Leutze Painting

    Moonlighting George Emanuel Leutze Painting
  • Up Movie in the Dark

    Up Movie in the Dark
  • Second Last Supper Without Lights

    Second Last Supper Without Lights
  • Attack of The 50 FT Sarah Palin

    Attack of The 50 FT Sarah Palin
  • Ennis and Jack with Night Vision

    Ennis and Jack with Night Vision
  • Steve Carell 40 Year Old Dude in the Dark

    Steve Carell 40 Year Old Dude in the Dark
  • Alice in Wonderland in Darkness

    Alice in Wonderland in Darkness
  • Mona Lisa At Night

    Mona Lisa At Night
  • One Hour Painting at Night

    One Hour Painting at Night
25 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The regular Earth Hour campaign was held worldwide on March 31. The most popular landmarks of many countries remained unlighted for 60 minutes. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Table Mountain in Capetown, and the Gateway in India in Mumbai plunged into darkness. Russia didn't participate in the campaign the first year. The annual largest flash mob was initiated in 2007 by 2.2 million residents of Sydney, where the first Earth Hour was held. In 2008, more than 50 million people from more than 270 cities in 35 countries of the world joined the campaign. Earth Hour 2012: The lights were extinguished in 147 countries to make known the dangers of climate change and to encourage the use of alternative energy sources. From the Brandenburg Gates to the Great Wall of China, on Saturday people throughout the world watched as famous historical and architectural landmarks plunged into darkness for a while, relates the AP. This was Earth Hour, the global attempt to show the danger of climate change and need to find and use alternative energy sources. Earth Hour occurs every year on the last Saturday of March. The tradition began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. Five years later, the lights were again switched off on the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera Theater. Incidentally, Australia by virtue of its geographic location is one of the first to put out the lights. This is done two hours earlier than in New Zealand. Lighting of the Tokyo Sky Tree is turned off; Hong Kong buildings disappear in the darkness. These events always occur at 8:00-9:00 p.m. local time. In Paris, more than 230 monuments, fountains, and bridges across the Seine were extinguished for an hour. The lights near Notre Dame Cathedral and Arc de Triomphe didn't burn. But for security reasons, the Eiffel Tower was turned off for only five minutes. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, and St. Peter's Church dissolved into London's darkness. In many hotels and restaurants, the managers decided to light candles instead of electric lamps. It was dark outside and inside the Royal Palace in Stockholm and the Swedish capital's main sports stadium. In St. Petersburg, some urbanites made special paper luminaries. Washington's National Cathedral doused the lights. Libya, Algeria, Bhutan, and French Guiana were among the countries that took part in Earth Hour for the first time. Last year there were 135 participating countries, now there are already 147 in this year's event.