This year's theme is
"What I Wish For the World."...we use plants for electricity...we make college free for everyone...we give health insurance to all who need itDOODLE FOR GOOGLE CONTEST - deadline extended until March 23.
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Pick up forms (or download here) and turn in DOODLE's the library now through March 2nd. The School will vote on the best 6 doodles, those will be sent to Google for the competition. Stone Bridge High School Deadline is March 23rd.
Doodles can be created with colored pencils, crayons, markers, paint or using computer drawing or design software (unfortunately no entries will be accepted which use additonal materials to create 3D effects.
Write a title for your doodle and a supporting statement of up to 50 words explaining "What You Wish For the World."
400 State Finalists
Up to 400 doodles from across the country will be chosen by a panel of independent judges and Google employees based on which doodles they feel best represent the "What I Wish for the World" theme. In each state, 2 doodles will be selected in each grade group, meaning that each grade group and each state will be equally represented. Entries from the District of Columbia will be judged along with entries from Maryland.
40 Regional Winners
Our judging panel will choose 40 top doodles as Regional Winners. In each of the ten Regions, each grade group will have one winner. These Regional Winners will be displayed in a gallery on the Google.com website. The U.S. public will then vote for the doodles they believe best capture the theme "What I Wish for the World."
4 National Finalists
An awards ceremony for the 40 Regional Winners will be held at the Google New York Office on May 20, 2009. We'll also announce the four National Finalists chosen by the U.S. public (1 per grade group).
1 National Winner
Finally, one of the four National Finalists will be awarded "National Winner of Doodle 4 Google." The National Winner's doodle will 'go live' on the Google homepage for 24 hours.
The National Winner will win a $15,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice, a trip to the Google New York Office, a laptop computer, and a t-shirt printed with their doodle. We'll also award the winner's school a $25,000 technology grant towards the establishment/improvement of a computer lab.
- Each of the other 3 National Finalists will win a trip to the Google New York Office, a laptop computer, and a t-shirt printed with their doodle.
- Each of the other 36 Regional Winners will win a trip to the Google New York Office and a t-shirt printed with their doodle.
- Each of the other 360 State Finalists will receive a "Doodle 4 Google" official winner's certificate.
This year we've added a new District Quality Participation Prize in the amount of $10,000 to the school district that most encourages high-quality participation from its schools. The District Quality Participation Prize will also be a grant that goes towards the establishment/improvement of a computer lab.
As part of our judging process, every doodle submitted by each school (maximum six per school) will be given an overall quality score. Doodles that make it on to the semi-finalist, finalist or national winner rounds will be given additional points. We'll then add up the total points accumulated for each school district. The district that has the highest point total at the end of the contest will receive the technology grant.