Google Inc has launched its seventh annual ‘Doodle 4 Google’ contest. It did do by posing one significant question to possible contestants: “If you could invent a thing to make the world a better place, what would it be?” Young artists would have to consider that question and try to answer it when doing their entries.
The contest is open to all US students within the K-12 grades. It is aimed to spark those young artists’ curiosity especially about a broad theme. In a statement, the company said this year, it would encourage exploration of the past, the present, and the future.
The contest also intends to show thoughts or moments that may range from small and personal to far-reaching and broad. This is also stated in the FAQ page of the Doodle 4 Google’s designated Website.
Prizes at stake
What would be in stored for the winners of the contest? As usual, only one winner would arise. The talented student artist would not just enjoy the privilege and honor of seeing his artwork posted on the Google homepage. Up for grabs are prizes that include a college scholarship worth $30,000. Technology grant through Google for Education worth up to $50,000 would also be awarded to the student’s school.
But that does not end there. This year, Google would make a difference. The declared winner would instantly become an honorary Google Doodler for an entire day. He would also take the chance to work with the Google Doodle team in animating doodle for the Website’s homepage.
Making and sending entries
Interested students can participate by making and submitting a Google Doodle. Submissions could be made via snail mail or online. Deadline for entries to the competition would be on March 20. The entry should be completed or posted on the designated official entry form. Participants could also use another sheet of paper for the artwork and tape it to the form.
The doodles should be two-dimensional. Those should also be drawn in crayon, pencils, paint, chalk, markers, pastels, cray-pass, or charcoal. Google would also accept entries done through the aid of Photoshop.
Announcement of the 50 finalists from each state would be done on April 29. From then on, the entries would be subject to online voting. All the 50 contestants would be invited to the company’s Mountain View headquarters in California on May 21. The winner would be announced through Google’s site in June.