I have always been in awe with the amount of buzz Google Doodle’s generate. Offcourse, they appear on probably the most visited page on the Internet, but such high levels of interest is due to fact that Google Doodle’s are more than just being artistic. They are no more just designs or doodles, but much more – I am sure many of you have already spent countless minutes moving your mouse of Guitar Doodle or than playing the Pacman Game – All with Google logo intricately been placed inside it.
Here is a fact about Google Doodle that you may not know – Google Doodles are the creation of 32-year-old Google Webmaster Dennis Hwang. Dennis began celebrating and marking worldwide events and holidays with doodles in 2000.
Now, coming back to the contest, if you want to be part of the Google Doodle history – Ask your kids, or nephews or nieces to participate in the third Doodle4Google contest which was announced by Google.
Last year’s theme was “My Dream for India”, which was won by Akshay Raj of Aloysius High School, Mangalore, India. He had become kind of mini – celebrity with following Google Doodle that he sketched.
Third Doodle 4 Google Contest – India’s gift to the world
The ‘Doodle 4 Google – India’s gift to the world’ competition is open to all students (from 1st standard to 10th standard) attending a school in India.
- Group 1: 1st, 2nd and 3rd standards
- Group 2: 4th, 5th, and 6th standards
- Group 3: 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th standards
How to participate in contest
- You must first register yourself
- Review and download the doodle material
- Follow the instructions on designing your doodle
- After you’re done submit your doodle
- Remember to add a title and a supporting statement for your doodle before you submit it
- Don’t forget to read and understand the Terms & Conditions.
- Doodle Submission Deadline:
15th September 2011
- Finalists Announced:
15th October 2011
- Online Public Vote (India votes for their favourite doodles)
October 24th 2011 – November 4th 2011
- Awards Ceremony and National Winner Announced
Early November 2011
Doodle4Google Contest Prices
Along with getting Doodle featured on the Google homepage, the winner of the Doodle4Google contest will also receive a technology starter kit. The kit includes a laptop, a year’s internet connection and Rs. 2,00,000 for the school that the star doodler represents!
The closing date is just 2 days away, so go ahead and register yourself and give yourself a chance to become part of the history!