Know an exceptional young artist in school? Google is looking for submissions from kindergartners though 12th graders in their Doodle 4 Google Contest. The theme for this contest is If I could Invent one thing to make the world a better place. The winning artist will have their artwork become a Google Doodle and receive a $30,000 scholarship towards their college education. Their school will also receive a $50,000 technology grant. Better hurry though, the deadline for this contest is next Thursday, March 20th.
To enter, contestants first download an entry form from Google. This will contain your information, plus space for the Doodle. Once the Doodle is completed, it can be scanned and submitted electronically as a JPG or PNG, or it can be mailed to Doodle 4 Google, PO Box 510006, New Berlin, WI 53151. I would strongly recommend scanning it. Also, this is a single submission contest. If you send in more than one drawing, they’ll be disqualified.
As for the timeline for this contest, the deadline is March 20th for submission. On April 29th a winner in each of the 50 states will be chosen and the Doodles will be put to a public vote. That vote will end May 9th. On May 21st, there will be a public celebration for the 50 state winners. Lastly, on June 9th the Doodle will be immortalized on the Google website. While the overall winner will get the big prize, all 50 state winners and up will receive an Android tablet and a shirt with their Doodle printed on it. The 4 national finalists who don’t win the grand prize will will receive a $5,000 college scholarship.
Remember this contest ends Thursday, so get that artistic child in your life entered today.