For the tenth year in a row, Google is asking budding young artists to use their imagination to create a Google Doodle which will be displayed on the search engine’s page for all the world to see!
Google is challenging artists in kindergarten through 12th grade to create a Doodle with this year’s theme, “What inspires me…”
From there, artists can be as creative as they’d like – from clouds or space exploration to music or nature – the only limit is their imagination. The competition lets students use any material or medium, as long as it can be photographed or displayed in a two-dimensional format. Each artist is limited to one entry, which can be as simple or complex as they like, but artists should remember that iet must look good on both a desktop and a smartphone and will be judged on creativity, artistoc skill and theme communication.
Each state will have one winner chosen who will go on to compete for the grand prize. State level winners will receive Google swag and a celebration party.
The grand prize is a coveted spot on Google’s home page along with a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 tech package for your school/non-profit organization, a trip to Google headquarters in California and a behind-the-scenes experience with the Doodle team to transform their Doodle into an interactive experience on Google.com and some great Google swag.
The winning Doodle will garner hundreds of millions of views simply because of the prime position on the Google search page giving the artist some awesome bragging rights! In addition to the grand prize, four runners up will each receive a $5000 scholarship, a trip to Google headquarters in Califonia and fun Google swag.
Parents, teachers, non-profits and after school programs are welcome to enter artwork on behalf of students K-12. When teachers and after school programs enter doodles on behalf of their students, the entry form must be signed by each student’s parent or guardian. Teachers can enter multiple doodles at one time, but only one original doodle per student. Regardless of the entry channel, the $50,000 technology award will go to the winning artist’s school.
All students entering the contest must be enrolled in a U.S. based school (including homeschool) or a school in Puerto Rico or Guam. Children of military personnel abroad can enter this year, and will be judged with applications from their home state.
Entries must be submitted by March 2, 2018 at 8 pm Pacific Time. The entry form and complete contest information can be found here. Happy doodling!