Monday, March 3, 2014
Doodle for Google 2014 Contest Now Open for Submissions
The Doodle for Google competition is live! And your child only has a little less than 3 weeks to submit his or her award-winning masterpiece. We download the entry form each year and sometimes actually submit the kids' artwork. They asked me about it already, so I'm happy that we'll be doing it again this year.
The contest is open to students in K-12, and this year's theme is: “If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place...”
To inspire your child, be sure to check out the Classroom Activities page. Created to "warm up" your child's brain before he or she sits down to create a Doodle masterpiece, you can watch short videos by official Google Doodlers and how they go about the process of creating many of the artistic doodles we've seen on Google's home page over the years. You can also choose from 3 classroom activities: "Imagine," "Create," and "Share and Collaborate."
Your child could win a $5,000 - $30,000 scholarship, plus a $50,000 Google for Education grant for her school.
This year's submission form is also much simpler than it has been in the past. In previous years, we've downloaded several pages, but this year, there is only one for you to print and mail in. Google must receive your entry by March 20th.
The last Latino student to win the contest was Matteo Lopez back in 2011, who was at the time a second grader in San Francisco. You can check out the video of him accepting his award here.