in designing a device for the safe viewing of the solar eclipse. The
best of these designs will be honoured with 'Crescent on the Sun Award'
on the the 10th of August, one day before the day of the total eclipse.
The design should be aimed at making the act of eclipse-viewing into
an enjoyable experience. Which means that your viewer can afford to
show up with a lot of fun features as part of the product. The entries
must be your own ideas. And we will welcome conceptual designs that
are either sketched, illustrated, rendered or photographed. It is not
entirely necessary to send a prototype. All are eligible to send in
entries. Have a look at solar viewer ideas mentioned in shadow
play. You could build upon one or more of these ideas. Or you could
come up with something that is radically different from these.
continues to retain rights to his/her design of the solar viewer. By
submitting your design(s) of the solar viewer, you are merely granting
Project Solar Eclipse the right to publish these images on-line.
The jury shall grant those designs that seem worthy the 'Crescent on
the Sun Award' for designing the solar viewer. The award winners will
receive a citation and a model of the historic and magnificent sundial
called the Jantar Mantar in the desert state of Rajasthan in India.
As already mentioned, the winner's design ideas will also be displayed
here on these web pages. In future, these will form part of a touring
exhibition on the theme of our solar system.
A brief write-up along with an illustration, a sketch, a rendering or
a photograph of the design should be sent. Please follow instructions
as mentioned below: