Google has recently announced its first Photography Prize competition for students all over the world. In partnership with Saatchi Gallery of London, the Google team is seeking photographs in selected categories that will inspire and encourage art. This is excellent opportunity for students to get their work noticed and win exciting prices like Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone, a trip to Saatchi Gallery of London or a photography trip with a professional photography coach. The submission closes on 31st January 2012.
The contest is open only for the students of age 18 or older around the world (except for few countries) because Google believes that the student community would be keen to accept the challenge and they wanted to inculcate and promote photography. This might be another plan to promote Google Plus, which claims to more than 3.4 billion pictures uploaded in initial 100 days. Needless to say, Google Plus has amazing photo managing and editing capabilities which they would like to showcase through this contest.
Here are few questions in case you are interested in this contest:
#. Who can participate?
Anyone, who is
(1) 18 years or older on the submission date and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate course at any higher education institute, college, the equivalent of college, graduate school, or trade school (“Higher Education Institution”); (2) not a resident of Brazil, Quebec, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, Libya, Liberia, Zimbabwe, or Myanmar (Burma)
Find complete eligibility criteria here.
#. How to participate?
Select any of the 10 categories, and upload up to eight of your best pictures on Google Plus with proper category tag. Then fill out submission form here.
#. How many entries can one person have?
You are restricted to only one category and one submission. However, you can upload up to eight pictures in that category.
#. When is the deadline of the contest?
31st January 2012.
#. What are the categories?
You can submit photographs under Me, Food, Travel, Fashion, Action, Street, Sport, Night, Sound/Silence, Point of View categories.
#. What is the judging criteria?
Curators from Saatchi Gallery, London will shortlisting interesting and creative photographs. Then a jury of photography professionals will choose winners.
The numbers of +1’s will not be a judging criteria.
#. What are the requirements?
Original photographs, which have not been submitted anywhere else can only be submitted. Even mobile pictures will do. There is one restriction on picture size. It has to be 2048 pixels along the longest edge.
Read more FAQs here.
Here is a chance to win cool Nexus phone, a trip to London to attend exhibitions and work with experts. Do not let it go!