Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Doodle 4 Google Contest for Scholarship Prize

Doodle 4 Google Art Contest

Is your student an artista? Then here is another opportunity for you! The annual Doodle 4 Google contest has been taking place every year since 2008 and it is an opportunity for ALL children to show off their remarkable artistic talents with a chance to win scholarship money. Be sure to check out my post on Annual National Contests for Students to see what other scholarship contests or challenges run each year.

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What is the Doodle 4 Google contest?

The Doodle for Google is an annual art contest centered around the Google Doodle, which appears at the top of the Google homepage. The contest issues a different theme each year and students are challenged to create an image - or doodle.

This contest is open to U.S. students in K-12 - including homeschoolers. Parents or guardians can register their students directly, and if a school registers, there’s no limit on the number of doodles they can submit. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Girls Scouts of the USA are also invited to participate.

The deadline to REGISTER is 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) at the beginning of March

The entries are divided and judged according to the following grade groups:

Grades K-3
Grades 4-6
Grades 7-9
Grades 10-12

Winner of the 2010 Doodle for Google Art Contest

The 2010 winner in the Grades 4-6 category was Raymundo Marquez, Grade 6, from Nellie Mae Glass Elementary in Eagle Pass, Texas. (His winning entry is pictured above.) To see the other winners, click here.

The 2011 theme is “What I’d like to do someday...” - the creative possibilities are endless! If your child is interested in participating, then go here for more information. Afterwards, you can download the Google templates, break out the crayons/markers/paint/etc., and then let your kid's creativity loose!

What is the prize for winning the Doodle for Google contest?

The National Winner will be awarded a $15,000 $30,000(!) college scholarship to be used at the school of his or her choice, a trip to the Google New York office, a laptop computer, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it. We'll 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. The National Winner will also have his or her doodle featured on the U.S. Google.com homepage.

The panel of famous judges will also select three (3) National Finalists, forty (40) Regional Finalists, and four hundred (400) State Finalists. For a complete list of prizes, go here.

For more details about the contest, visit the Doodle 4 Google site.

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