Google is doing something excellent for kids. On Tuesday, Google announced they would be running the Doodle 4 Google 2009 competition. The point of the competition is to get school age kids from Kindergarten to 12th grade to participate in creating a new Google logo. Google 4 Doodle 2009’s theme is “What I wish for the world”.
Doodle artwork for Google’s Doodle 4 Google competition will be accepted until March 31st. A winner will be chosen to have their student drawing placed on Google’s homepage on May 21st. The best part about this project is what the winners will receive. The Google doodle that wins will get some awesome prizes. The first prize winner gets a $15,000 scholarship, $25,000 donated to their schools technology department and Google will also be giving the school district with the “Greatest Quality Participation” the sum of $10,000. Other prizes include t-shirts, trips, laptops and certificates.
Doodle 4 Google seems like an awesome contest for school age kids to participate in. There is a downside though. Registrations for the contest must be in by March 17th and parents cannot register their children. Teachers and school employees are the only people who can register so that students can enter the competition. Doodle for Google 2009’s homepage suggests that parents contact their school so that registration can be done in a timely manner. Personally, it would be much easier if Google left it up to the parents to register their children since many people are home schooling students nowadays.
Another cool thing about the Google doodle competition is the partnering sponsor. Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is proud to be encouraging designers and artists of the next generation. Outstanding exhibits can be seen at the museum and tours of the Cooper-Hewitt Mansion are available in New York City. Smithsonian only attaches their name to worthy items so check out the National Design Museum if you get a chance.
Other information that you may wish to keep in mind for the Doodle 4 Google 2009 competition is included on the website. Under Doodle history you can see a list of 10 things the judges of the competition will be looking for as well as samples of Google Doodles.
Get the word out to teachers and school employees in your area so that all our kids can participate in a really cool event. One of our sons or daughters could be featured on Google and also get a nice bit of money to attend college with.
Doodle 4 Google 2009