Glowing Insects

Contest Info

  • Started: 11/3/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 11/5/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 22
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
Glowing Insects
Contest Directions: Malaysia is not a country I know much about, but it turns out tourists love it for Malaysia's most famous insects, a colony glowing of fireflies - many tourists take a night canoe ride to see the twinkling fireflies near the mouth of the Selangor river. But due to recent pollution in Malaysia firefly colonies are not twinkling as much any more, and Malaysian authorities are concerned.
There are two possible sides to this story:
1) Fireflies went on strike and demand their share of tourism proceeds (we ain't burnin' our asses for nothin')
2) Malaysia got so polluted fireflies are coughing dirt and their lights are covered with chemical wastes. The only chance they start glowing again is if the area becomes a bit more polluted with radioactive waste.
In this contest you are asked to help insects keep the lights on. Add light-producing technological devices to any insects. Mini lamps, flashlights, projectors - insects need your help to get enlightened.

Contest Info

    • Started: 11/3/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 11/5/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 22
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
22 pictures
  • Dragonfly Light

    Dragonfly Light
  • Beetle

    Beetle
  • Little Green Beetle

    Little Green Beetle
  • Dead Bulb

    Dead Bulb
  • Bee light

    Bee light
  • Fly Light

    Fly Light
  • Flashlight Dragonfly

    Flashlight Dragonfly
  • Sunbed Beetle

    Sunbed Beetle
  • Praying Mantis

    Praying Mantis
  • Bug Light

    Bug Light
22 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: A miserable fog of pollution from forest fires in Indonesia has struck. At the tip-top of the list of wildlife most affected by the smoke and smog are the most famous insects in Malaysia: a colony of fireflies that twinkle like merry Christmas lights. For tourists, no trip to Malaysia is considered complete without a nighttime canoe jaunt to see the fireflies near the mouth of the Selanfor river. Some people now fear that the blinking bugs may be nothing more than a distant memory because of the forest fire pollutants, hurting Malaysia's tourism in the process. The haze itself has put a virtually halt to the mating rituals of the fireflies, which is the reason for the blinking and twinkling of the tiny fliers. The fireflies apparently are still there, and living. But, they are not enthusiastic about mating or blinking in the forest fire fog. By not mating at full force in 2006, experts predict that the population of these insects will slump.