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Google Doodle Contest Open to All Students

Second grader Sarah Gomez-Lane’s winning Doodle4Google 2018 logo.

By Kimberly Chouang
Staff Writer | The Pacific Times

NP3 high, middle and elementary students are encouraged to enter Google’s 11th annual Doodle4Google contest.

This year entrants are asked to interpret the theme: “When I grow up, I hope…”

The contest was created to urge U.S. school students to use their creativity to create their own version of the Google logo. Participants can enter for free and use any medium and materials.

Those who enter a winning doodle have a chance to win $30,000 in scholarship money and more! The deadline to enter is 8 p.m. on March 18.

Doodles can range from 2D drawings to digital art. Submissions are divided into five “Grade Groups” for judging. (Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-7, Grades 8-9, Grades 10-12). The contest has three of winners; 48 people will be chosen as state and territory winners, four people as national finalists, and one national winner. The prizes range from scholarship money to receiving a day with your doodle as the Google logo.

Google has asked Cogs & Marvel USA Inc. to judge and manage the original logo designs. To enter you need to fill an entry form that’s submitted by parents, guardians, teachers, non-profit leaders, and afterschool programs on behalf of the participants. It will also ask for a short artist statement of 50 words or less to explain your logo and cannot be a video or GIF. Logos must be original, unpublished works that don’t use content from a third party or entity.

Out of all of the participants, 53 submissions will receive prizes based on what stage they got to. The 48 state and territory winners will receive Android tablets. The four national finalists will receive a $5,000 college scholarship, a trip to Google headquarters, Chromebook, and an Android tablet. The national winner will win the $30K college scholarship money, a trip to San Francisco, $50,000 in value towards the establishment/improvement of a computer lab or a technology program, a Chromebook, an Android tablet, and the winner’s doodle will be placed on by the end of 2019 in the United States for one day.

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