Romanian among top ten finalists in Google Photography Prize 2012

Romanian Alexandra Claudia Manta, a young student at the Central European University in Budapest, won the category “Travel”and is now one of ten finalists of Google photography contest, where over 20,000 students from 146 countries submitted photos. The grand prize of the contest will be announced on April 24.

The Google Photography Prize is the first worldwide student photography competition of its ilk. In partnership with Saatchi Gallery of London, the Google team searched photographs in selected categories that inspired and encouraged art. The prizes included a Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone, a trip to the Saatchi Gallery in London and a photography trip with a professional photography coach.

Three of the finalists are from Israel and also represented in the top ten are Norway, Sweden, Libya and with Alexandra’s entry Romania too.

See Alexandra’s album here.

Full list of winners here.

Ioana Toader, [email protected]