Earth Hour 2010

It's tonight! Please participate and help maintain our last year's record!

Philippines ranked number one worldwide in terms of total number of cities and towns that participated in Earth Hour 2009.

Plus, you could also win a prize by participating.

See mechanics below:

Make your mark by documenting Earth Hour in your locality, using your mobile phone or digital camera. Show the world how committed Filipinos are to united action against climate change.
Here’s how:
  1. The contest is open to all Philippine-based individuals, aged 15 years and above.
  2. To qualify, entrants must register via SMS through 5777. Their respective mobile numbers will serve to tag any number of entries.
  3. To register –
    1. Send to 5777 (Smart and Globe users only) the following text message from your mobile phone:
      Example: green reg Mario/C/Santos/Earth
    2. Then, turn on your messaging facilities by sending a second text message to 5777 as follows: GREEN MEMO ON
  4. There will be two categories: photo and video. Digital cameras and cellular phones may be used. All entries must be about an Earth Hour event (taken between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on March 27 or other related activity undertaken in line with Earth Hour and which captures the spirit of Earth Hour).
  5. To submit multiple entries, one must label each one as follows:
    1. For photo entries: 09xx-xxxxxxx-p001, 09xx-xxxxxxx-p002, etc.
    2. For video entries: 09xx-xxxxxxx-v001, 09xx-xxxxxxx-v002, etc.
  6. Photo entries for digital cameras must be submitted in 8R prints or in 4R prints for cellphone cameras. Send all entries with a copy in CD format, which includes the name, registered mobile number, address, email, category and signature of the entrant. Entrants need to submit a brief description of the event/activity captured in photo/video (no more than 50 words).
  7. Video entries must be no shorter than one (1) minute and no longer than three (3) minutes each. They must be submitted as mpeg or avi files with live or recorded audio or music, in DVD format, then stored in a hard plastic DVD case. Name, registration number, address, email, mobile number, category and signature of the entrant must be written on both the DVD and its case.
  8. Photo and video entries must be submitted by March 31, 2010 (or at least postmarked if sent through mail on the said date) to:
    Earth Hour Secretariat
    6/F PNOC Building 6, Energy Center
    Merritt Road, Ft. Bonifacio
    Taguig City, Metro Manila
  9. The top sixty (60) entries – 30 digital photographs and 30 videos – will be included in the official Philippines audio-visual report to the global Earth Hour Secretariat and will be posted on In addition, the most interesting entries that capture the spirit of Earth Hour will be gifted with cellphones, DVD players and official Earth Hour t-shirts as tokens of our appreciation.
  10. Awardees will be notified by email and via SMS (text) from 5777. To claim their prizes, awardees should show the text message or email sent by the Secretariat confirming their awarded entry and bring one legal ID with photo (SSS, driver’s license, passport or school ID). Provincial awardees will claim their prize at a designated area to be provided by the Secretariat.
  11. All entries become the property of Earth Hour Philippines.

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