A popular Internet search engine is giving out a $15,000 college scholarship.
Students, K-though-12, compete to redesign Google’s homepage logo and have their artwork seen by millions of people. Marissa Mayer is with Google. “The winner gets a $15,000 college scholarship, a $25,000 technology grant for their school, and they get to appear on the Google homepage for a day.”
Google doodles are the unique logos seen on the search engine’s home page. The design changes periodically to honor a special day, event or person, while still spelling the word “Google.” Mayer says the theme for the fourth annual “Doodle 4 Google” national drawing competition is: “What I’d like to do someday.”
“This is really about tapping into the aspirations of the students — what do they want to be when they grow up, how do they want the world to be different, what would they like to do to change things for the better…”
Entries, to be assessed by celebrity judges, can be complex or simple, colorful or plain. And Mayer says, starting with paper, participants can use crayons, colored pencils, markers, paint, or even draw it on the computer.
Since the first creation, over 300 doodles have been created for Google.com in the United States and over 1,000 worldwide. In case you’re wondering about the most popular Google doodle ever, that would be Pac Man — a logo that could actually be played.
In addition to the $15,000 scholarship, they’ll give away three $5,000 scholarships and 40 trips to NY. Visit their website for more information. Registration is open now through March 2nd.