Tuesday, January 15, 2013

It's Doodle 4 Google Time

I have always been a big fan of the Doodle 4 Google contest because it helps bring Art to the digital landscape.  I share it with the Art teacher at my school every year and he has had some good entries in the past; I am hoping that can continue.  This years theme focuses on students dreaming big.  Google is asking students to draw a Doodle that would answer the question "My Best Day Ever."

The winner of the contest will see their Doodle appear on the Google homepage, receive a $30,000 scholarship, and help their school receive $50,000 for a technology grant.  There are smaller regional prizes as well.  You can learn more about the judging and prizes HERE.  Voting will open for the 50 state winners on May 1st.  All state winners will also have their artwork.  Here is a video about this years contest.

Google has provided some some resources for educators that can be used to provide information to your students and parents.  Also a poster to advertise the contest in your classroom and school.  The History of the Doodles is also an interesting read to learn about how this contest came about and the Doodles themselves and how the general public can submit Doodles outside of this contest.  There is even a way to see all the Doodles from the past