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2011 Doodle-4-Google Winner

Description

Now is the time to show off your talent to the world! We’re going to start by entering your first contest! The theme this year is “If I could travel in time, I’d visit…”

Objective

Create my own Google logo using the specified theme and enter the Doodle-4-Google contest.

Specifications

First you need a template and there are three to choose from no logo, shaded logo, or a dotted logo. You also need to fill out an entry form. These will be printed for you in class; however, you can print them at home and bring them in or visit the website for them. Please keep in mind that the school does not have a color printer so if you want to use the shaded logo, you will have to print it on your own.

Click here for more info and here for official rules. If you’d like to know more about the original “doodler” then click here. Yeah… he got paid to doodle for a living.

Design Guidelines

  • The doodle should be completed on one of the templates provided at the top of this page.
  • The Google logo in the student doodle should be clearly visible and recognizable.
  • The student doodle should be done in pencil, crayon, felt tip, paint or by using computer drawing or design software (such as Illustrator or Photoshop).
  • We do not accept entries that use additional materials to create 3D effects.
  • Although Google encourages you to use the previous doodle artists and winners as inspiration, please be reminded that you are not to recreate or plagiarize previous designs. They cannot contain any content, element, or material that violates a third party’s publicity, privacy or intellectual property rights.
  • If you do not own the copyright, you cannot use it. It’s call “DOODLE for Google”!!!
  • Google keeps all the original artwork and does not send it back. If you’d like to retain a copy of your doodle, please make a color copy of it for yourself before you turn it in.

Evaluation

  • Artistic merit
  • Creativity: based on the representation of the theme and use of the Google logo
  • Theme communication: how well the theme is expressed in the artwork and the supporting statement

Prizes (as stated on the Doodle 4 Google website)

One (1) National Winner

The National Winner will have his or her doodle featured on the U.S. Google.com homepage. He or she will be awarded a $30,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of his or her choice, a trip to New York for an event on May 17, 2012, a Google Chromebook computer, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it. We’ll also award the winner’s full time school a $50,000 technology grant towards the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology programming.

Four (4) National Finalists

Each of the other four National Finalists will win a $5,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice, a trip to New York for the final event on May 17, 2012, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with their doodle on it.

Fifty (50) State Winners

Each of the other 50 State Winners will win a trip to New York for the final event on May 17, 2012 and a t-shirt printed with their doodles on it. All 50 Regional Finalists will also have their doodle displayed in a special exhibit at the New York Public Library.

Two Hundred and Fifty (250) State Finalists

Each of the other State Finalists will receive an official winner’s certificate and be featured on the Doodle 4 Google contest web site.