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If you remember the Google SketchUp Gingerbread House Competition, you may be interested in the new Student Bridge Modeling Competition:

Are you in awe of the engineering that goes into designing a bridge? Do you have a favorite local, famous, or historical bridge you’d like to see in Google Earth? Now you have a chance to show off your modeling skills and make that dream a reality by entering the Google SketchUp International 2009 Student Bridge Modeling Competition. Simply model the bridges of your choice in Google SketchUp, geo-reference them in Google Earth and submit them by uploading to the Google 3D Warehouse to earn lasting online glory and, for the winners, a handsome prize. You may enter this competition if you are a student at a higher education institution almost anywhere in the world. Please read the official rules before registering.

From the pages of CRAFT, Volume 9:

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101: SketchUp by Emily Albinski – Model your project ideas in 3D, with free software from Google. pgs 130-135. Buy the back issue, or preview article in our Digital Edition!