Google has launched the fourth annual Doodle 4 Google competition, inviting K-12 students to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google’s homepage logo for millions to see, around the theme of “What I’d like to do someday…”
“We believe that dreaming about future possibilities leads to tomorrow’s leaders and inventors,” Google says, explaining their idea behind the “Doodle 4 Google” competition theme. “Whether students want to find a cure for cancer or take a trip to the moon, it all starts with art supplies and some 8.5″ x 11″ paper.”
The National Winner will receive a lot of great prizes and recognition including a $15,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of his or her choice, a trip to the Google New York office for an event on May 19, 2011, a laptop computer, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it. Google will also award the winner’s school or After School Program a $25,000 technology grant towards the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology programming. And, naturally, the National Winner will also have his or her doodle featured on the U.S. Google.com homepage. Check out the full listing of secondary prizes here.
Registration closes at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on March 2, 2011, and entries must be postmarked by March 16, 2011 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). The winning doodle will be featured on our Google.com homepage on May 20, 2011.
Check out highlights from the 2010 “Doodle 4 Google” competition in the video below:
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