All you budding artists - Here is your chance to become famous.This year's Doodle 4 Google contest is on and anybody from grades K-12 can enter the fray and, win the honor of being on the homepage of the world's most frequented search engine!
The theme this year is - If I Could Do Anything I Would .....
To keep the competition fair, the company is judging entrants by grade categories: K-3, 4- 6, 7- 9, and 10 -12.
The competition will also be judged across states, which have been grouped into ten regions. Two winners per grade will be chosen for each State. Then, the 400 State finalists will be narrowed down to 40, with a winner picked from each grade group. Until this stage, all the winners will decided by a team of expert judges.
However, the decision of the four final winners is left to us. Google will post the 40 finalists on its website and ask people from all across the United States to vote for their favorite in each grade-level category. Out of the four national winners, one will be declared the overall winner and, be featured on the Google homepage for a full 24 hours!
Besides the honor of being on the homepage, the national winner will also receive a $15,000USD scholarship, a trip to Google's NewYork office, a new computer, a t-shirt with his/her Google doodle printed on it and best of all, a $25,000USD technology grant towards their school's computer lab. Other winners also receive some awesome prizes. To see the full list, check out www.google.com/doodle4google/judging_prizes.
To enter, simply download a template on an 8.5" by 11" paper, sketch your doodle over the Google, color it with crayons. markers or whatever works best for you. Then, add a title and a supporting statement comprising of about 50 words to explain your theme.
Please note that the entries can only be sent through your school or homeschool teachers - And, with only six entries allowed per school, only the best will make it to the folks at Google. So get going and ask your teacher or mother (if you are homeschooled) to organize an in-house doodle competition.
But hurry, because while the entry deadline is not until March 31st, any school that submits six entries by March 10th, will be eligible to win one of eight 'technology booster' awards - which comprise of 20 netbook computers for private or public schools or 2 for homeschoolers.
Best of Luck! Be sure to let us know if you school is planning to enter!