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:---
(via the Google SketchUp Blog)