Google Doodle Competition

Google Doodle Competition

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Google has announced a competition that will let an American student “doodle” his or her way to cash for college.

Google announced its sixth annual Doodle 4 Google contest, in which students from pre-school to 12th grade vie to create a winning “doodle”, a creative design playing off the search page logo.

This year’s doodle contest theme is “My best day ever”.

Creativity and imagination

“Each year we have a broad theme to provide some inspiration while letting young artists’ imagination roam free,” Google said in a blog post.

“We hope to give kids a chance to explore themes that could be imaginary, exploratory or even sentimental, past, present or future.”

Big prizes on offer

 

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The winning artwork will be displayed for the Internet world to see at Google.com. Its creator will get $30 000 in scholarship money to help pay for college. Their school will get a $50 000 technology grant.

Doodles can be submitted up to 22 March. Judges will choose a top contender from each American state. The public can vote online at google.com/doodle4google to help determine national finalists.

The panel of judges includes puppeteer and Jim Henson company chairman Brian Henson; journalist and author Katie Couric, and graphic novel author and illustrator Kabu Kibuishi.

More than 114 000 doodles were submitted in last year’s contest, which was won by a 7-year-old boy’s pirate-themed artwork.

Alison Job
Alison Job holds a BA English, Communications and has extensive experience in writing that spans news broadcasting, public relations and corporate and consumer publishing. Find her at Google+.