Do you know a young artist? If so, Google may have the perfect opportunity for the next budding Picasso. The world’s largest search engine has opened their 4th Google Doodle contest for students in grades K-12 for this year.
This year’s theme is “What I see for the future.” Students are asked to create artwork based on their vision for the future. How do you see the future – flying cars, actual hover boards, or even world peace?
Students can use any materials from crayons to clay. All creations must incorporate the letters G-O-O-G-L-E. The winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The deadline for entries is December 2, 2016. Click Here for more info on the contest.
What are Google Doodles?
“Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.”
Google Doodles appear on the Google search page. Often they feature artwork that celebrates a special occasion like holidays, anniversaries, or the lives of people who have made a mark in history.
A Brief History of Google’s Doodles
The doodles started as sort of a comical out of office message. In 1998, Google founders, Larry and Sergy, were attending the Burning Man music festival in the Nevada dessert and used a stick figure in the logo to indicate where they were. The idea of recognizing “notable events” grew from there.
Two years later, Dennis Hwang, an intern at the time, was asked to create a doodle for Bastille Day. Users enjoyed it so much that Dennis was appointed Google’s chief doodler.
Over time, the demand for doodles has risen and the Google team has created over 2,000 doodles for their homepages around the world.
Check out the Google Doodles.
Google archives all of the doodles and you can see them here. The archive includes current and past doodles from all over the world. You can even see which doodles are showing today and where.