Get your creative juices flowing, so you can Doodle 4 Google and for a college scholarship, an annual contest organized by the tech giant for the sake of helping a talented child or teenager feature their art.
- Doodle 4 Google is offering a 24 hours exposure of the winning entry, $30,000 college scholarship, $50,000 grant for the school, and a trip to Google
- The contest will be available for students from kindergarten all through high school
- Entries will be accepted until December 7th
- The national winner will be picked by March 28th, 2016
The Doodle 4 Google contest is now at its 8th edition. It encourages K-12 students (kindergarten through high school) to create the famous, well known, and ever-changing logo on the front page. Once every year, Google opens the door for the younger generation to display their talents in a place where millions of people will see it: the Google home page.
The winner of the competition will have their entry featured on the front page of the Google search engine. It reportedly generates millions of views per day, so it’s needless to say that it will provide excellent exposure. For 24 hours, the lucky and creative winner will see their work gracing what is arguably the world’s most used online page.
This year, however, Google is mixing it up a bit. Along with the tempting offer, it’s throwing in college scholarship of $30,000, and a trip to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. There, the winner will meet with the Doodle team, and likely get a fancy tour of their famously fun offices.
Furthermore, Google will also be giving away a $50,000 grant to his or her school to be spent on technology. It’s an incredible opportunity to help future college plans, offer opportunity, exposure, new experiences, and the chance to aid their school in an unforgettable manner.
To begin with, the winner’s doodle will be featured for 24 hours on the Google home page. It’s known to most of us as the logo that is often commemorating important personalities or significant events. The search engine has become famous for their nostalgic, creative, and sometimes interactive honors.
This year it’s opened for students from kindergarten to 18 years old in high school. The theme? ‘What makes me… me’. As stated by Google, there are “a million and one facts” that creates each single individual in the world. Interests, quirks, perspective, beliefs, and many others gather into one person, and makes us who we are. The tech giant is encouraging children to visually express themselves, how they view the world and what they’re passionate about.
Entries can be sent in every form imaginable, ranging from digital art, paintings, to the traditional pen and paper, and everything else under the sun. As long as it incorporates the ‘Google’ letters, it will be perfectly viable.
Entries will be accepted until December 7th of this year, after which Google will pick a winner from the 50 states, as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Between February 8th to February 22nd of next year, the public will be involved in voting the finalists.
Out of the 53 entries remaining, a panel of judges at Google will pick a finalist for each grade group, and name the national winner on March 28th, 2016. A college tuition, school funding, and a trip to the Google headquarters is waiting.
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