You gotta love those Googlers for their creativity. You’ve probably seen a Google Doodle, special logos and animations that appear on the home search page for special occasions. For the past several years Google has a competition, inviting K-12 students around the country to create a doodle. The prize? Other than bragging rights, the winner receives a $30,000 college scholarship as well as a $50,000 technology grant for his/her school.
We saw some digital native up close when we taught at Stanford Splash. It was amazing to see how technology and creativity came together in the hands of an eager mind.
Google Doodles are all about fun. Sometimes you learn something new or surprising. This year’s theme is “My Best Day Ever.” If you’ve got a child in your life, encourage them to watch this video and submit their idea and drawings.
Entries are due March 22 where a team of Google staff and guest judges will review them. State voting occurs on May 1st. State winners will be flown to NYC for an awards ceremony on May 22nd where they will announce the national winner. State winners will have their artwork on display at the American Museum of Natural History from May 22 to July 14.