One of the world's largest internet giants is giving students a chance to become part of their famous front page. Google is inviting students in grades K-12 to come up with a unique idea for a Google Doodle. The winning entry get a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for their school.
In case you don't know, and since you are on the internet right now we don't see how that's possible, but a Google Doodle is the company logo that shows up on the main home page, but changed to honor a specific person, place or thing. There have been doodles honoring everything from Dr. Martin Luther King to Star Trek. Matt Cruikshank, one of the staff doodlers for Google (and who wouldn't want to have THAT job title) says that this year students are being asked to come up with ideas "that will help make the world a better place".
This is the seventh year that the company is opening up the home page to one talented student. The topic of last year's competition was "my best day ever". It was won by Sabrina Brady of Sparta, Wisconsin who illustrated the day her father came home from Afghanistan.
Students can enter by submitting hand drawings or computer generated images but they must be original ideas because it's the ideas that are being judged, not the quality of the artwork. Matt Cruikshank says the judging will be done by a very diverse group of people.
The Doodle for Google competition for students K-12 is going on now through March 20. The winning entry will be featured for a full day on the Google front page. The winning student will get a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for their school.