Great art deserves great exposure. Google think so too and are teaming up with Saatchi Gallery, London, to offer student photographers around the globe a chance to showcase their work on the worldwide stage through the Google Photography Prize .
This will give students around the world a chance to showcase their photos on Google+, as well as have their work exhibited on the world wide stage. If you are a student aged 18 years or older then this contest is for you. You stand the chance to have your work exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery, London and go on a once-in-a-lifetime photography trip to a destination of your own choice with a professional photography coach.
Google is challenging you to come up with photographs that will make them laugh, cry, listen, hop on a plane, start a conversation, or start a revolution. Process is simple, pick from one of the 10 categories below and submit up to 8 of your best shots;
- Me : Show images that best capture you — moments with friends and family, dancing with your dog, or your favorite pair of beat-up sneakers
- Food: Shots that tantalize — from mouthwatering ingredients to dishes to die for.
- Travel : Take us there with photos of your travels that give us a sense of place and culture.
- Fashion : Here’s your chance to stroll the catwalk and reveal your fashion sense.
- Action : Action takes many forms—whether it’s the raw speed of a racetrack or the gentle ripple of a waterbug on a still pond.
- Street : Capture the urban vibe with big city boulevards, tree-lined avenues, or the street where you live.
- Sport : Bring your A game. Show us the passion, excitement, and athleticism of sport.
- Night : Keep us in the dark or light up the night. Any natural night view is eligible.
- Sound/Silence : What does sound look like? Can you show us in a photo?
- Point of View: Document what is happening now – from protests to celebrations.
The Contest begins at 08:00:00 A.M. Pacific Time (PT) Zone in the United States on 10 November 2011 and ends at 11:59:59 P.M. PT on January 31, 2012
For more information about the competition, visit the Google Photography Prize webpage