First launched in the U.S. in 2008, Doodle 4 Google invites anyone in the K-12 age group to recreate Google’s famous logo, with all manner of prizes on offer to the winner. The winning creation will also enjoy pride of place on the Google homepage.
For the 8th annual contest (kicking off today), entrants will, for the first time, have no limitations on their “platform” — work doesn’t have to be on paper and doesn’t have to involve ink or paint. It could be a plasticine model, 3D-print, or a dish of food — as long as Google’s six-letter name is included. Google itself didsomething similar for Earth Day in 2012, using a bed of flowers.
Submissions are open until December 7, and a team of celebrity judges and Google’s in-house Doodle team will pick a national winner. This lucky student will receive $30,000 toward a college scholarship along with a visit to Google’s HQ, and their school will receive a $50,000 grant to spend on technology.