Google SketchUp is an innovative downloadable application provided by Google that allows you to design 3D models of cities, streets or buildings without advanced knowledge of 3D computer designing. Some time ago, the search giant Google updated another product developed by the company, Google Earth, by adding interoperability with Google SketchUp to add even more features to the product. Google Earth is one of the most popular applications in the world that allows you to view maps captured from the satellites as well as other images from all around the world. The program was improved with powerful Google SketchUp compatibility that allows you to design your own 3D views to be included in Google Earth.
At that time, the company announced that all the users that are interested in creating 3D models for the Google Earth application, can upload all the drawings on Google Warehouse website and then wait to be one of the selected applicants.
Today, the search giant revealed a contest meant to attract users create 3D models using Google SketchUp. The company said that all users must design 3D views of their university and campus and they have the chance to win a free trip to Google with all the expenses paid.
“This spring, you and your (presumably equally artistic) friends can honor your home turf and hone your 3D design skills by entering Google SketchUp's Build Your Campus in 3D Competition. Simply model your school's campus buildings in Google SketchUp, geo-reference them in Google Earth and submit them through this competition web site to earn lasting online glory and, for the winners, an all-expense-paid visit to Google.
You may enter this competition if you are a higher education student in the United States or Canada. Team up with other students, or take the project on yourself. We suggest you have a faculty advisor in order to do the best work possible. Good luck and happy sketching!” Google said in the announcement.
If you think you are a talented designer, you should give it a chance and register for the contest using a simple form available on this website.