Google is inviting users to put their campus on the map in 3D in this fun and way cool contest… The Build Your Campus in 3D Competition! Using Google SketchUp, contestants are tasked with the job of georeferencing their campus in Google Earth and rendering the building in 3D using Google SketchUp. The winners get an all-expense-paid visit to Google. The competition is open to all higher education student in the United States or Canada – it is advisable to work in conjunction with a fculty advisor. Read on for a contest FAQ.
Some details on the contest from Google:
Who Can Enter?
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!
Criteria for judging:
Models should have low numbers of polygons
Models should be created using “textures” (photographs)
Quality of textures (removal of obstructions)
Completeness of campus
Higher levels of detail for special campus buildings
How To Enter?
Submit your models here by 11:59pm PDT June 1, 2007. Be sure to register yourself and/or your team and submit your campus models using the links below. All entries will become public domain on our 3D Warehouse and visible in Google Earth. Google has the right to use all submissions in any form desired for any length of time. Please review the Official Rules before submitting.
What’s the deadline again?
Register your team anytime between January 11 – June 1, 2007.
All team members must be registered under both team name and individual names.
How Can I see Who Wins?
The winning entries will be posted to the 3D Warehouse by July 10, 2007. A selection of non-winning entries will be posted to the 3D Warehouse by August 30, 2007.
What About Prizes?
The top 5-7 teams (max 50 people) will win a 3 day trip to Google’s Mountain View headquarters to participate in a workshop with 3D modeling experts from Google, get free airfare and hotel, food in our world-famous cafes, and a guided tour of our incredible campus. Oh yeah, and lasting online glory!
Winners will be chosen by a panel of industry experts
Good Luck! See http://contest.sketchup.com
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