Doodle 4 Google 2011: Doodle 4 Google 2011 Opens For Registration
Doodle 4 Google 2011: The K-12 Competition For The Google Home Page Design - Registration Opens
The Doodle 4 Google now into its 4th year, is open for registration, it is an opportunity for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to use their creative skills to re-design the Google home page.
At Google, we believe that dreaming about future possibilities leads to tomorrow’s leaders and inventors, so this year we're inviting U.S. kids to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, "What I’d like to do someday…"
The Doodle 4 Google project traces its routes back to 1998 when Google Co-founders, had the Google logo tweaked to indicate they were attending the Burning Man festival.
A stick figure drawing was placed behind the 2nd "o" in the word, Google and the revised logo was intended as a comical message to Google users that the founders were “out of office.” While the first doodle was relatively simple, the idea of decorating the company logo to celebrate notable events was well received by our users
It began to be tweaked for various special occasions and ultimately, Doodle 4 Google was formalized into a creative competition for students.
The National Winner of the Doodle 4 Google 2011 competition gets some nifty prizes too, including;
.... a $15,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of his or her choice, a trip to the Google New York office for an event on May 19, 2011, a laptop computer, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it. We'll also award the winner's school or After School Program a $25,000 technology grant towards the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology programming. The National Winner will also have his or her doodle featured on the U.S. Google.com homepage.
The Doodle 4 Google 2011 judge list includes a number of celebrities;
To date the following Guest Judges have been confirmed: Whoopi Goldberg, Actress/Comedian/TV Talk Show Host, Jim Davis, Creator of "Garfield", Evan Lysacek, Gold Medalist for Ice Skating, Jeff Kinney, Author, "A Diary of a Wimpy Kid", Scott McCloud, Cartoonist, Maira Kalman, Illustrator/Author, Children's Books, Tony Cervone, Supervising Producer of "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" & "The Loony Tunes Show", Warner Bros. Animation, Beverly Cleary, Author/Illustrator, Children's Books, and Paul Tibbett, Executive Producer, "SpongeBob SquarePants".