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.
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.