If you have ever been on a computer chances are you have seen some of the creative doodles Google has shared on their page. Now Google is looking to kids for their creative ideas in their first ever Doodle 4 Google competition.
Kids across Canada in grades K-12 are invited to design a doodle for the Google.ca homepage based on the theme “If I could invent anything, I would invent…” The Doodle 4 Google competition is designed to encourage kids to get creative and think about inventions and ideas. The winning doodle will not only be showcased on the Google.ca homepage for a day, the winner will also receive a $10,000 scholarship, a $10,000 grant to their school and have their doodle appear in a special Doodle exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum in March 2014.
“Doodle 4 Google is a wonderful way to encourage students of all ages to put their imaginations to the test and think creatively about invention and discovery,” said Chris O’Neill, Google Canada’s Managing Director. “We’re incredibly proud to celebrate the energy and creativity of our youth, and to be able to showcase the ideas of some of Canada’s up-and-coming young artists and innovators.”
Doodles are being accepted from now until December 31, 2013 and the regional finalists be selected by special guest judges including Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, Hollywood actress Karine Vanasse, 2013 winner at the Google Science Fair winner Ann Makosinski and Director & CEO of the Royal Ontario Museum Janet Carding.
The top 25 regional finalists will receive a trip to Toronto where the top five regional winners and the overall winning doodle will be announced.
Interested students, parents or teachers can visit the Doodle 4 Google Canada website at www.google.ca/doodle4google for the full contest rules, important dates, and to download entry forms and resources.
Image source: Doodle 4 Google