Doodle 4 Google 2018

Doodle 4 Google 2018 is live! If you aren’t sure why this is exciting, or maybe you’re not quite sure what doodling means, let us explain. You know that little picture above the search box if you visit Google.com? The one that celebrates historical figures or events and changes every day? Your students can make one!

This year is Google’s 10th anniversary of their contest “Doodle 4 Google” competition. This competition melds art and technology by encouraging students to create their very own Google doodle. The contest theme this year is inspiration.

The contest is open to K-12 students around the world. The national winner of the contest will receive a $30,000 scholarship, a $50,000 technology package for their school or non-profit organization and the opportunity to work with the Doodle team to make their doodle become interactive for Google’s homepage! Each doodle needs to incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e but the student can be as creative as they would like, mixing any type of media to create their master doodle.

Help your students and children follow these easy steps to participate in this year’s event!

  1. Download or print the entry form.
  2. Make the doodle using any materials you’d like.
  3. Write a description about the doodle and what inspired it.
  4. Fill out the rest of the entry form and sign it.
  5. Submit the doodle following these guidelines.

Learn more fun facts about Doodle 4 Google on their site- you don’t want your students or children to miss out on this opportunity to show Google what inspires them!

Make sure to read the contest rules before getting started.

Doodle 4 Google is accepting entries from January 8 – March 2, 2018 so…get doodling! If you want to take your class a step further, have them code their own animation for their doodles using CSFirst curriculum.

Did your students enter the Doodle 4 Google contest? Share your experience (and awesome doodles) in the comments.

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