Save Greece

Contest Info

  • Started: 6/23/2011 11:00
  • Ended: 6/26/2011 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 21
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Save Greece
Contest Directions: Greece is on the verge of financial default that may collapse the euro. Analysts say that if Greece is unable to get the next portion of the loan, the default will cause a domino effect in other areas of the euro zone. Investors worry that default in Greece or Portugal would hurt not only the European banks who hold their debt but also the U.S. money market funds that have invested heavily in those banks' high-yielding, short-term paper.
Help save Greece from financial default by showing creative ways for Greece to raise money for repaying its loan, or show some methods for spending cuts in Greece.

Contest Info

    • Started: 6/23/2011 11:00
    • Ended: 6/26/2011 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 21
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
21 pictures
  • Papandreou's Greece Telethon

    Papandreou's Greece Telethon
        • and this is the winner entry(it's only my opinion)
          for me it's perfect, light texture, details,

          COOL work
        • Congrats AZ, nice work especially the banner!
        • Golden congrats, awesome and perfect done!
        • Congrats Rain! I was thinking that it would be cool to attach music to chops just the other day. Nice combo
        • Congrats RainMan awesome art!! great video haha!!
        • Fabulous work, fabulous win!
          Congrats, AZ!
  • God's Money

    God's Money
        • Nice work, nice thought,good suggestion
        • I also liked the result. thank you, visit my Portfolio www.kevinchichetti.deviantart.com
        • Mysterious and beautiful, congrats on the silver!!
        • Congrats on the silver. I'm hoping God looks a bit more like this than the white bearded old guy.
        • Quality fantasy art. Congrats on the silver, chichetti!
  • Paris Hilton Using Economy Travel in Greece

    Paris Hilton Using Economy Travel in Greece
        • Aint the first time she's had a toy between,,, Oh wait, This is Freaking News. Funny Chop!
        • HEEEEEY HoHouse! Congratulations-loved this one.
        • Hey Ho, way to go! Suprised no Tavolta pics were in the top 3
        • Congrats HoHouse! nice to see you on the podium!
        • Good entertainment here!
          Congrats on the bronze, HoHouse!
  • McDonalds in Greece

    McDonalds in Greece
        • I think they'd surely raise some good money this way!
          Congrats on the wood, GRM!
  • Greece Tourism on Floating Islands

    Greece Tourism on Floating Islands
  • Venus de Milo For Sale on Ebay

    Venus de Milo For Sale on Ebay
        • New Bid-$110.00 and could you fix the arms?!Good Job!
        • Starting bid 1 Euro, hahaha!
          Brilliant chop!
        • You were signed in why didn't you bid? Too big for you're Den?
  • God's Money

    God's Money
        • Very creative, great illumination. Love it !!
  • Earn Money on Your Computer

    Earn Money on Your Computer
        • Right ON! In 100 years they should be in the money! Funny concept.
        • Freaking hilarious!
          Nice work on the FN reflection too
  • Grease the Musical in Greece

    Grease the Musical in Greece
        • I got chills.... they're multiplying... lol good chop.
  • George Michael in Greece

    George Michael in Greece
        • Great satire!
          George's new hit single should be called "It's all Greek to Me!"

  • Greek Aid Poster

    Greek Aid Poster
        • Great, like how uv extended the orig & made it so much yours...colours a wicked.
        • Actually, a Greek Woodstock wouldn't hurt and would attract tourists with money. Good idea.
  • Save Money for Greece

    Save Money for Greece
  • China Buys Greece

    China Buys Greece
        • Go China, Save Greece!
          Good one, Wiz!
  • Selling the Acropolis to China

    Selling the Acropolis to China
  • Parthenon the New United States Mint

    Parthenon the New United States Mint
        • Using an Italic style font on the "United States Mint" text will really help.
        • That's the actuall type from the mints logo...that's why I used it! Thanks, for the input!
  • Greece Yard Sale

    Greece Yard Sale
  • Auctioning Greek Islands

    Auctioning Greek Islands
  • Ben Bernanke in Greek Statue

    Ben Bernanke in Greek Statue
  • Greek Garage Sale

    Greek Garage Sale
  • Barack Obama and Joe Biden in Togas

    Barack Obama and Joe Biden in Togas
        • That's all El Prezidente & Chump-Boy are good for,i.e., Fund Raising.
  • Selling Greek Islands

    Selling Greek Islands
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Greece, official name - Hellenic Republic (Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία [elinici šimokratia]); historic name – ancient Greek: Ἑλλάς [hel ː as]) – is a country in southern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula. In the North, Greece has borders with Albania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria and in the North-East - with Turkey. In the East, Greece is washed by the Aegean Sea, in the West - by the Ionian, in the South - by the Mediterranean and Cretan seas. The country is named after the ethnic people – the Greeks. Capital – Athens City. Greece is recognized as the cradle of western civilization, the place of the first appearance of democratic states known in history. Greece has been a member of the European Union since 1981 and NATO - since 1952 (during the 1973 - 1981 period, Greece was not a member of NATO). Climate: The climate of Greece can be divided into three types: Mediterranean, Alpine and moderate, each of which has its effect strictly on the specific territory. The Pindus mountain range has a strong effect on the climate of the mainland: the regions, located on the west of the Pindus slopes (Epirus) receive more rainfall than other regions, located on the east side of the ridge (Thessaly). Minerals: Greece does not have significant reserves of any minerals. The most common extracted mineral is lignite or weak-coal brown lignite. It is the main source of fuel in Greece. At the end of the 20th century, insignificant oil and gas reserves were found in The Aegean Sea. The development of oil and gas reserves is underway. Greece is relatively rich in ores. Among them are iron, manganese, nickel, chromium, copper and polymetallic ores. Silver and lead has been produced since Ancient Athens in Lavrion, Attica. Sulfide and nickel ores are produced in Thrace. Corundum deposits, the largest in the world, are located on the Naxos Island. Mass production of pumice is carried out on the Santorini and Nisyros islands. Since these islands are volcanic and often witness volcanic eruptions, this led to the formation of this material. Various construction materials such as marble, granite, limestone and sandstone are produced on The Cyclades. Significant reserves of bauxite or aluminum ore are found in Greece. According to estimates of geologists, around 650 million tons of this valuable ore lie in the subsoils of Greece, which makes Greece one of the largest producers of bauxite in Europe. Flora and fauna: Not many types of wild animals are left in Greece with their population being very small. This is due to thousands and thousands of years of history in this country - more than 8000 years ago, people actively exterminated the animals and the plants in Greece. Typical small animals found in Greece are: rabbits, badgers, porcupines and various species of mice. Over 5000 species of plants are found on the territory of Greece. Small plants and shrubs are widely found in Greece: maquis and phrygana. Pine forests are common in Halkidiki. Cypresses and plane trees are widespread. The age of some plants is several thousand years old. The olive is very common and it is one of the most valuable trees in Greece and the Mediterranean. Economy: Advantages: Greece is one of the major European tourist centers. The largest volume of exports is agricultural products. Shipping companies have the largest merchant fleet in the world. Weak points: Greece has a large national debt. Until recently, private companies could not develop due to high bank interest rates and bureaucracy. A large percentage of the public sector is development of the shadow economy. Job loss and the moving of the job force to neighboring countries of the former Eastern Bloc with cheap labor. Presently, the economy of Greece is in crisis (2010). At the end of March 2010, the total debt reached 300 billion euros; the budget deficit is significant at 12.7%. Measures undertaken by the government to fight the crisis include the reduction in salaries of civil servants, an increase in consumer taxes, and the suspension of a hike in pensions. Eurozone countries will provide a number of two-sided loans along with IMF loans. Popular resorts in Greece: Kastoria, Corfu, Crete and the Rhodes Islands. Demography: The majority of the population in Greece are Greeks (95%), although this data is challenged because of discrepancy in the data on minorities, especially with respect to language. Culture: The culture of Greece has evolved over thousands of years, starting with the Minoan civilization, the formation continued during Classical Greece and the Greek era of the Roman domination. The Ottoman yoke also had an impact on the culture of Greeks, mainly inhibiting the active development of ancient Greek culture. Great works in the fields of literature, music and painting were created even during the Greek revolution. Orthodox Christianity had a huge impact on the entire culture of modern Greece. Some researchers, for instance, Robert Kagan, consider that the modern culture of Greece is much more related to the cultural heritage of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires rather than with the culture of Ancient Hellas.

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