The 2012 Model Your Town competition is up and running

A few years ago, Google held a “Model Your Town” competition to encourage people to model their cities for Google Earth and earn a chance to win $10,000 for their schools. The winner of that competition was Jorge de Albertis from Barranco, Peru. Here’s a quick video showing off what they accomplished.

The 2012 competition is now under way, and the educational prize is now at $25,000! You can learn more on the official competition website or by watching the short video below:

If you’re new to 3D modeling you can learn more on the Your World in 3D site, then gather your team and model your town!
(via the Google SketchUp Blog)

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.

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