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Google Offers Money, Fame To Young Artists

Doodle and photography contests moving forward

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Courtesy of Google, quite a few artistically inclined young people are going to have a great summer.  The search giant has announced a new phase in its annual Doodle 4 Google competition, and it’s also started a Google Photography Prize contest.

The Doodle 4 Google challenge has reached a point at which there are only 40 regional winners left.  All of their designs will be shown in the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum between May 21st and July 5th, which is neat.

Grades K-3, Region 3 Finalist
 

In the meantime, a public vote ending May 18th will finish off process of picking a winner, and said winner will get a $15,000 scholarship along with a few other prizes.

As for the photography contest, entrants are supposed to supply five photos that will make up an iGoogle theme, and a post on the Google Photos Blog explained, "Winning submissions will be available for millions of Google users . . . and will also be part of a special exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London.  The overall winner will also receive 5,000 ($7,500) and an invitation to spend a day with renowned photographer Martin Parr."

The Google Photography Prize is open to college students and will run until May 31st.

Google Offers Money, Fame To Young Artists
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  • Guest

    http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html#
    Vote For Emerald: Grades 10-12, Region 7 Finalist
    From the Ashes, The world will be reborn in peace, harmony and prosperity. Pheonix is reborn from ashes; blossoms and lotus symbolize peace. Earth is a prosperous place like an apple. Kois symbolize harmony. Wheat is celebrated as a prosperous crop. The clock represents time for the world to change. The butterfly carries it on its journey.

  • http://www.helpwithbaby.com Maria

    Indeed, these events opens new opportunities to aspiring artists nowadays. Another means of Google to prove their social responsibility. Potential young artists will surely be interested with this Google contests.