Saturday, December 3, 2011

Google Photography Prize


Google+ photography competition community
Google Plus. Source.
Photography should be at the center of every social network, and Google Plus does exactly that. By offering an awesome platform for people to share and upload their photos, and making it so simple and intuitive to interact with the photos, Google targets a group that is usually ignored by most social networks.


And now, Google is offering an extra incentive for all those photographers and photography networks to use Google Plus. Meet the Google Photography Prize

Google+ photography competition categories
Categories available in the competition. Source.
Google teamed up with Saatchi Gallery, London to offer students in higher education around the globe a chance to showcase their work on the worldwide stage. They "challenge you to come up with photographs that will make us laugh, cry, listen, hop on a plane, start a conversation, or start a revolution". The Google Photography Prize offers 10 categories: Me, Food, Fashion, Travel, Fashion, Street, Action, Night, Sound/Silence, and Point of View.

The competition is open to all students in higher education who are over 18, anywhere in the world. You just have to choose one category, and share up to eight of your photos. The deadline is on January 31, 2012 so grab your camera and start shooting!

As with any competition, it isn't complete without some prizes, and Google offers some prizes to drool over. You ready? Here we go.
Top 100 entries
Galaxy Nexus, the prize for the top 100 entries. Source.
  1. Top 100: A Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. (Did I mention that its' camera has a zero shutter lag?!)
  2. Top 10: Their work will be shown at Saatchi Gallery, London for two months which will coincide with the exhibition ‘Out of Focus: Photography’.
  3. Also they and their +1 will also win a trip to London to attend the exhibition opening.
  4. Winner: A once-in-a-lifetime photography trip to a destination of their choice with a professional photography coach.
You can check the competition's rules here or visit the competition's Google Plus page.

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