Competition :: Google Photography Prize

The Google Photography Prize is open to students in higher education aged 18 years and older from all over the world. It is not required you study photography.

Grand Prize: In addition to the exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, London the winner will go on a once-in-a-lifetime photography trip to a destination of their choice with a professional photography coach.
Top 10 Finalists: Finalists’ work will be shown at Saatchi Gallery, London for two months which will coincide with the exhibition ‘Out of Focus: Photography’. Finalist and Guest will also win a trip to London to attend the exhibition opening.
Top 100 entries: A Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone.

At Google, we think great art deserves great exposure. So we are teaming up with Saatchi Gallery, London to offer students in higher education around the globe a chance to showcase their work on the worldwide stage.

We 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. Pick from one of 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.

We chose categories that relate to student life, are interesting creatively and shared frequently on the web. We’re excited to see what creative efforts students come up with.

DEADLINE: January 31, 2012

Visit the the Rule page for eligibility requirements.