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Author : Debarati Nath

It is the Time to Vote for Model Your Town Competition…

In today’s world we live in two kinds of world, one is real world and the other is virtual world. We want to stay in a well decorated world both in real and virtual. We want to portray the virtual world as it is in the real world. Google SketchUp along with Google Earth is the best option to fulfill the dream . You can model your building, your surroundings and your town. And to encourage this, Google has introduced a competition; a competition to model your town on Google Earth.

After the successful competition of 2010, in the year 2012 Google arranges the competition once again. This time there are thousands of participants who have submitted some "jaw-droppingly, heart-stoppingly, mind-bogglingly gorgeous" models of their respective towns. It was the toughest decision to find out the top six models but the Google team has done this difficult job and presented to us the top six finalists. They are:

• Evansville, Indiana, United States
• Getaria, Gipuzkoa, Spain
• Leominster, Herefordshire, United Kingdom
• Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
• Toruń, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
• Zielona Góra, Lubuskie, Poland

Evansville, Indiana, United States | Evansville’s collection of models
Modeler: Randall Crane


Getaria, Gipuzkoa, Spain Getaria’s collection of models
Modelers: Josetxo Perez Fernandez, Pedro Domecq Aguirre


Leominster, Herefordshire, United Kingdom | Leominster’s collection of models
Modeler: Tom Harvey


Lowell, Massachusetts, United States | Lowell’s collection of models
Modeler: Beryl Reid


Toruń, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland | Toruń’s collection of models
Modelers: Arkadiusz Pawlowski, Górniak Grzegorz


Zielona Góra, Lubuskie, Poland | Zielona Góra’s collection of models
Modeler: Tomasz Szular

From the winner of 2010 Model Your Town, Jorge De Alberts Bettochi we came to know that this competition not only gives recognition to the modeler but also to the town. After winning the competition Google came to Barranco, Peru and encouraged the students of the schools in cultural activities.

So it is our turn to choose the winner of 2012 model your town competition. Just click here and see the one minute videos of each town and cast your vote for your favorite town. Hurry! Voting will be closed on May 1, 2012.    

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