Hey Kids, good news for ya!!!
Google on Wednesday announced the launch of “Doodle 4 Google,” a competition that invites school children to design a Google logo inspired by the question, “What If ...?”
The winning student’s doodle will be displayed on the Google homepage on May 22, 2008; the champion “doodler” will also win a $10,000 college scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for his/her school.
The “Doodle 4 Google” competition is open to U.S. students K-12.The theme is "What if...?"
Winner gets $10,000 college scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for his/her school.
The irony is that Google, the world's most powerful Internet company, won't accept any electronic submissions. "We're only accepting entries by mail; please don't email your doodles to us!," .RULES:
The Doodle 4 Google competition is open to all students in U.S. schools from kindergarten to grade 12. We'll be judging doodles in the following brackets:
- Grades K - 3
- Grades 4 - 6
- Grades 7 - 9
- Grades 10 - 12
To join this event, please register your school by March 28th, 2008. You can do so here. Please note that only teachers or other school officials can register their schools.
- Along with creating a doodle, students also need to write a title for their doodle and a supporting statement of up to 50 words explaining their "What if....?" vision.
- Your school can submit up to six entries. If your school covers more than one grade group, please try to represent an even spread. You might want to hold a contest to select the best doodles in each grade group.
- Write a unique entry code on the back of each doodle (you'll get your entry codes when you register your school).
- Please attach completed entry and consent forms to each doodle entry. The artwork should be placed on top of the submission and the entry form and parental consent form should be attached by a staple in the top left corner of the page.
- Mail your school's entries to this address by April 12, 2008 (entries must be postmarked by 11:59:59 pm that day):
Doodle 4 Google competition
PO BOX 391000
Mountain View, CA 94039-1000
- Please write the appropriate region number at the top of your mailing envelope (beneath your school's name in the return address). Here's a list of our regions.
- We're only accepting entries by mail; please don't email your doodles to us!
- The doodle should be presented on a white, landscape sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch paper.
- You can download the Google logo template from our Lesson Resources page.
- The winning doodle will be displayed on our U.S. homepage, so the Google logo should be clearly visible and recognizable.
- The doodle can be in pencil, crayons, felt tip or paint, or can be done using computer drawing or design software.
- Unfortunately, we can't accept entries which use additional materials to create 3D effects.
- Please encourage your students to create original designs. Be inspired by Dennis, but don't recreate his designs.
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You can help us spread the word here.
You can read the official contest rules for this year's competition here.
Here is the LINK to info: Google Doodle INFO