Google is kicking-off its 2015 “Doodle 4 Google” competition today, inviting students in kindergarten through 12th grade to create a Google Doodle based on the theme, “What Makes Me…Me.”
For this year’s contest, Google is moving beyond its previous requests asking for artwork, allowing students to work within any medium they choose.
For the first time, there are no constraints on medium: students can cook, build, cut, spin, paint, or mold their doodle–basically use any material they like as long as they incorporate the letters G-O-O-G-L-E.
In its eighth year, the 2015 Doodle 4 Google competition will award one winner a $30,000 college scholarship, the chance to meet with the Google team, and feature their winning Doodle on Google’s home page for a day. Also, the winner’s school will receive $50,000 to spend on technology.
Submissions will be accepted from now until December 7. This year’s panel of judges includes professional basketball player Stephen Curry, astronaut Dr. Yvonne Cagle, director and author B.J. Novak, professional soccer player Alex Morgan, Emmy-award winner Julie Bowen and animator Glen Keane. Judges will select finalists from each state, with public voting to begin February 22, 2016. The national winner will be announced March 28, 2016.
Here’s last year’s Doodle 4 Google winner from Audrey Azhang, who was 11 years old when her Doodle made it to Google’s home page:
Students can submit their entries for this year’s competition on the Doodle 4 Google website: Doodle 4 Google.
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