More than 3.4 billion photos have been uploaded to the Google+ platform in the first 100 days, reveals Google in a blog post announcing Google Photography Prize: Looking for the photography stars of the future.
Obi Felten, Director of Consumer Marketing, Google EMEA notes, "We're teaming up with Saatchi Gallery, London for the Google Photography Prize, a chance for students around the world to showcase their photos on Google+ and have their work exhibited at a major art institution."
To enter the competition: "After you pick a category, upload your photos to Google+ and share them with the world as a public post, then visit the submission form on google.com/photographyprize by January 31, 2012 to enter," explains Felten.
"The contest is open to university students around the world. From far-away places to up-close faces, there are 10 different categories to spark your imagination."
"There are some great prizes to be won: 10 finalists chosen by a jury of renowned photographers will show their work at Saatchi Gallery, London for two months in 2012 alongside Out of Focus, a major photography exhibition, and win a trip to London to attend the exhibition opening event with a friend. One winner will go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to an amazing destination with a professional photography coach," stated Felten.