This year's Doodle 4 Google contest for kids is now open, with some pretty impressive prizes on the line.
The annual contest is now in its sixth year. This year's winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and $50,000 worth of technology for his or her school.
We’re always thinking about ways to make everyday life a little easier and a little more fun. But what would the perfect day look like? We thought we’d ask the most creative folks out there: today we’re announcing our 6th annual U.S. Doodle 4 Google competition, inviting K-12 students around the country to create their own “doodle” (one of the special Google logos you see on our homepage on various occasions). This year’s theme: “My Best Day Ever...” Breakdancing with aliens? Sure! Building a fortress of candy? Okay by us!
The winning artist will see his or her work on the Google homepage for a day, win a $30,000 college scholarship, and win a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school.
The judging starts with "Googlers" and a panel of guest judges.
Then on May 1 they’ll open up a public vote for the 50 State Winners. Those winners will be flown to New York City for a national awards ceremony on May 22. The National Winner will be announced then, and the winner's doodle will appear on the Google homepage the following day.
In addition, all the State Winners will have their artwork on display at the American Museum of Natural History from May 22 to July 14.
Participating is easier than ever. You can download the entry forms on our Doodle 4 Google site and send in completed doodles by mail or online. All entries must be received by March 22 with a parent or guardian’s signature. We encourage full classrooms to participate too. There’s no limit to the number of doodles that come from any one school or family... just remember, only one doodle per student.
For more details, check out google.com/doodle4google, where you’ll find full contest rules and entry forms. Happy doodling, and good luck!