Due to the amazing number of students and universities involved in
the Challenge, we are excited to announce an expanded awards list
with more travel, more prizes and more recognition for top teams!
The awards have expanded to include the second and third place
teams (Finalists) in each region, the top 50 teams
(Semi-finalists) in each region, and laptops for all students in
the Regional and Global winning teams. All teams are eligible,
whether they have completed their campaigns or are yet to begin.
Please let all your students know!
To summarize, the complete awards and recognition for the
Challenge will be:
The Global Winners and their professor will win a week’s holiday
to San Francisco, USA, including a full day visit to the US
Googleplex offices to meet the team that developed AdWords as well
as participate in a presentation ceremony in their honor. The
prize includes flights to San Francisco, transfers to the Google
office and seven nights’ accommodation in a five-star hotel in San
Francisco. In addition, each student in the Global Winners’ team
will receive a laptop to the value of approximately USD$2,500.
The Regional Winners and their professor will be invited to spend
a day at a major Google office within their region to attend a
presentation ceremony in their honor. For the Americas this will
be to San Francisco, for Asia Pacific this will be to Sydney and
for EMEA this will be to London. The prize includes flights to the
chosen Google office, plus 1 night’s hotel accommodation. In
addition, each student in the Regional Winners’ team will receive
a laptop to the value of approximately USD$1,300.
The second and third teams in each region (Finalists)
The Finalists and their professors will be invited to attend the
same dedicated presentation ceremony as the Regional winner at a
major Google office within their region. For the Americas this
will be to San Francisco, for Asia Pacific this will be to Sydney
and for EMEA this will be to London. This prize includes flights
to the chosen Google office, plus 1 night’s hotel accommodation.
The Top 50 teams in each region (Semi-finalists)
Each student in a Semi-Finalist Student group will receive a
special personalized certificate noting their status as a
Semi-finalist in the Challenge.
Judging starts once all teams have finished on the 24th of May and
winners will be announced in mid July.
Full details on these new awards and recognition are outlined in
the updated Terms and Conditions on the Challenge website at
http://www.google.com/onlinechallenge/terms.html. Only sections 9
to 15 which outline the awards and recognition have been updated.
Everything else remains the same.
The Google Team