NY electricity blackout

Contest Info

  • Started: 7/24/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 7/26/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 25
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
NY electricity blackout
Contest Directions: Photoshop on of the following:
1) Ways New York City may cope with the power outage - life style without electricity
2) Alternative / creative means of generating light, heat, electricity in New York City

Contest Info

    • Started: 7/24/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 7/26/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 25
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
25 pictures
  • Using Night Vision in Times Square

    Using Night Vision in Times Square
  • George Bush with a Candle in TV Interview

    George Bush with a Candle in TV Interview
  • Statue of Liberty with a Real Flaming Torch

    Statue of Liberty with a Real Flaming Torch
  • Taxi Lights in New York Blackout

    Taxi Lights in New York Blackout
  • The Big Apple Candle

    The Big Apple Candle
25 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Governor George Pataki has been called upon to declare a section of Queens in New York City a disaster area. Tens of thousands of residents have suffered through yet another day without electricity. Approximately 12,000 households in the area, with about 48,000 people living in the section of the city, have been without electricity for seven days. The power went out after a heat wave last week. The repairs that have been attempted were washed out thanks to a series of thunderstorms that have hit the area. The blackout actually is ten times larger than initially was reported by Consolidated Edison, the New York City electricity provider. A state lawmaker has called for a criminal investigation. Queens residents have been without lights, airconditioning and the like. The Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, reports that power was restored to 13,000 of the 25,000 customers who had lost power. The Mayor was not certain when the remaining customers would have their power restored. The Mayor also noted that he still did not know why Queens was without power while other parts of the city continued to have electrical service.