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January 25, 2007 16:05 ET

Google Announces 3D Building Competition for University Students

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Collegiate Presswire - January 25, 2007) - Attention all aspiring architects, graphic artists, and armchair designers! Today Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced the 2007 Google SketchUp Build Your Campus in 3D competition for university students. This is an opportunity for our users to show off their 3D design savvy and school spirit using Google SketchUp and Google Earth.

Here's how it works:

Higher education students in the United States and Canada are eligible and encouraged to participate by using Google SketchUp (http://sketchup.google.com) to model their campus in 3D. After uploading their models to Google Earth, users can submit their entry to the competition website by June 1, 2007. Participating students can team up with fellow classmates or go it alone. For more contest details and rules, please read: http://contest.sketchup.com/entry.php.

Participants will be evaluated by a panel of industry experts, including Bobby Brooks, Creative Director for Walt Disney Imagineering, and Ken Harsha, Production Designer for Electronic Arts. Winners will receive not only instant online acclaim, but a three-day trip to Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California to participate in workshops with 3D modelling experts from Google. Free airfare and hotel lodging, food in Google's world-famous cafes, and a guided tour of the Google campus will be included.

For more information, please see today's Google blog post at http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/01/show-us-your-university-campus-in-3d.html. (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)

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