Last week, Google (Full Disclosure: I work there!) kicked off our fourth annual Doodle 4 Google contest - a competition open to K-12 students in US Schools. Students are invited to create their own Google Doodle (those creative adaptations of our logo that run occasionally on our homepage) inspired by this year's theme of: "What I'd like to do someday...".
Google is upping the ante with some pretty rad prizes, but those are secondary to the top prize: one lucky student gets a chance to have his or her artwork appear on the Google.com homepage for one day and admired by hundreds of millions of people!
There are two key differences this year. First, is that instead of making teachers/schools register their entire classes, we've now opened it up to anyone - parents can now register their kids, too! Second, Google has recruited some celebrity judges (Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Davis - creator of Garfield and others).
To register now, head to the contest page here.
The full details of what the winner receives is:
- A $15,000 college scholarship
- A trip to New York City for an awards ceremony on May 19, 2011
- A laptop computer and a Wacom digital design tablet
- A $25,000 technology grant for their school or after school program
- A chance for his/her doodle to appear on the Google.com homepage on May 20, 2011
- Inclusion in an exclusive exhibition in partnership with the Education Department of the Whitney Museum of American Art
- The three national finalists each receive a $5,000 educational scholarship