Google has turned art into a profession with its Doodles. You know the graphic illustrations you see when you go to the search page. Since 2008 it has gotten children involved in the fun with a terrific scholarship Doodle competition.
It’s called Doodle 4 Google. You’ve probably heard me mention this program on this blog before. It’s a great way for kids to get creative, have the chance to help out their schools and possibly earn scholarship money.
Last year a student from San Antonio won. And a Georgetown student was among the finalists.
The contest is good for kids from kindergarten through 12th grade and there’s a $15,000 scholarship at stake, plus lots of terrific prizes for area schools. Only teachers can submit the Doodles.
You’ve got to register by March 17th and submit the doodles by March 31st. The theme is “If I could do anything I would…”
Two doodles will be selected from each grade group with 40 regional finalists being selected. The public then gets to vote on those 40 entries and those are dwindled down to four finalists.
Last year the Smithsonian showcased the Doodles in an exhibit and it was such a hit there are plans to do it again this year.
The final winner gets a trip to the Google New York offices, a $15,000 scholarship to use at the college of their choice and many other prizes. Their school will get a $25,000 technology grant to use toward the improvement or establishment of a computer lab.
So let me know if you plan to take part. We just might feature you in a story.