Friday, 22 May 2009

Google Photography Prize for students

The Google Photography Prize 2009 is a global competition for students to create themes for iGoogle. Run in collaboration with the Saatchi Gallery London, the Google Photography Prize is open to students across the world.

The shortlist: 36 shortlisted entries will be turned into iGoogle themes, shown on Google and put to public vote.
The finalists: 6 finalists will be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery London, and reviewed by our independent jury.
The winner: 1 winner will receive a £5,000 ($7500 USD) bursary and an invite to spend a day with Martin Parr.

Deadline : 31 May

More on the website

2/5 We rightfully received a comment/warning to check out and be aware of the rights.

22/5 The rights have been widely discussed, also on Flickr with a reaction from (judge) Martin Parr.... : Read more.

"On May 16th 2009, we made an update to the Terms & Conditions for the contest, based on feedback we got about Section 13 entitled 'Intellectual Property Rights'. We revised this in favour of entrants, to clarify that we will use the photographs in the entry only for the iGoogle product and our marketing of it. This was always our intention, but hopefully the new wording makes it crystal clear. We have notified everybody who had entered the contest under the old T&Cs of this change".

Winner : Daniel Halasz, Hungary

1 comment:

Eric Schmiedl said...


"by entering the Competition, and to the extent allowed by law, entrant grants Google and its affiliates, licensees, promotional partners, developers and third party marketing entities a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, copy, reproduce, adapt, publish, exploit and use the Photographs themselves and the content of and elements embodied in the Photographs, including any names, locations and likenesses, for the duration of the rights, in any and all media, including but not limited to digital and electronic media, computer, and audiovisual media (whether now existing or hereafter devised), and specifically for use as an iGoogle theme, in any language, throughout the world, and in any manner, for trade, advertising, promotional, commercial, or any other purposes without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation."