Sunday, March 18, 2012

The 2012 Doodle 4 Google Contest

There is one week left to enter this year's Doodle 4 Google Contest! Actually, the deadline is this Friday, March 23rd, but the submissions must be postmarked no later than tomorrow (Tuesday), March 20th, 2012.

When I read about the competition this weekend, it reminded me of how last year, my daughter had a Doodle 4 Google birthday party where she invited all her guests to create their own masterpieces. Then the kids took home their creations, had their parents register them, and mailed them in. I noticed that this year, however, the process is even easier as students are no longer required to register to enter. Instead, all you have to do is fill out the entry form and include it with your submission.

This year's theme is: "If I could travel in time, I'd visit…" The competition is open to all U.S. students in K - 12, including homeschoolers (YAY!). AND all the information is available in Spanish (double YAY!)! You can find all the information and guidelines here, or watch this short video. Last year, they received over 107,000 submissions from students coast to coast.

This year's winner will receive a 30,000 scholarship, and $50,000 for their school, and have their artwork featured on the Google home page? AND this year's winner will also have their artwork printed on Crayola's box of 64 crayons.

I'm super bummed I didn't get this to you sooner, but perhaps you can do what I plan to do today: throw today's lesson plan out the window and rewrite it to include an hour or two of art/history. I wonder what period(s) of time my kids will choose? Or you can plan it for tomorrow, though you'll need to get the the post office ASAP before they close!

And if you need a little inspiration, be sure to watch the video at the beginning of this post introducing last year's winner, Matteo Lopez, a second grader at Monte Verde Elementary School in South San Francisco, California.

¡Buena suerte a todos!


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