Thursday, February 13, 2014
Once a year, Google invites K-12 students across the U.S. to create Google Doodles, the variations of the logo on the homepage. The competition is called the Doodle 4 Google competition.
The theme for 2014 is:
“If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place...”
Think Leonardo da Vinci’s doodles of flying machines long before airplanes were made. The goal is to help students think big.
Creating the best doodle comes with major perks:
• Doodle displayed on Google.com in June
• Winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship
• And a $50,000 technology grant for their school
The winner will also become an honorary Google doodler for a day and animate their doodle with a Google team in Mountain View, CO. Students can submit doodles until March 20, and Google will announce a winner from every state on April 29.
Last year’s South Carolina winner was Noel Heil from Fort Mill Middle School.
More information, including all contest rules, are available at http://www.google.com/doodle4google/.