Google Photography Prize

Google Photography PrizeDeadline: 31 January 2012

Open to: students in higher education aged 18 years and older from all over the world.

A chance to share your views with the world

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 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 just one of the ten categories, share up to eight of your best shots in a public Google+ album and complete the submission form by January 31, 2012.


  • The Big Picture
  • Me
  • Food
  • Travel
  • Fashion
  • Action
  • Street
  • Sport
  • Night
  • Sound/ Silence
  • Point of wiew


In addition to having your photos displayed online, there are some great prizes to be won.

Top 100 entries

A Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. Check it out at www.google.com/nexus

Top 10 Finalists

Finalists’ work will be shown at Saatchi Gallery, London for two months which will coincide with the exhibition’. This will be an exciting opportunity to have your work exhibited alongside that of photographers such as Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, JH Engstrom and Katy Grannan.

You and your +1 will also win a trip to London to attend the exhibition opening.

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.


To be eligible to enter the Contest, you must be: (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); (3) have access to the Internet as of 10 November 2011; and (4) able to attend the private exhibition and announcement of the Contest winner, as detailed in Section 8, on or around 23 May 2012 at Saatchi Gallery, London in the UK. Entrants may be asked to submit original electronic files/negatives of their photographs; failure to do so may result in disqualification from the Contest. Employees, interns, contractors, and official office-holders of Google, and their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, advertising and promotion agencies, representatives, and agents (“Contest Entities”), and members of the Contest Entities’ and their immediate families (parents, siblings, children, spouses, and life partners of each, regardless of where they live) and members of the households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers and directors are ineligible to participate in this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time.

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:


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