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A Doodle Distraction

By Cara · April 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Stuck inside on this lovely day? Distract yourself with these Doodles! Google is polling for their 7th annual Doodle 4 Google competition. All across the country students from Kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit their Doodle idea following the theme announced by Google. The 2014 theme is:

“If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place…”

Not a bad thing to think about on such a beautiful day! Here is the State Finalist from Washington:

The State Finalist from Washington

Image from the Doodle 4 Google competition site

Title: Brighter World through Binoculars
Doodler
: Renaise Kim, Lake Washington High School, WA

The Doodle 4 Google Competition

From the initial group of entries Google employees and Guest Judges narrow the Doodles down to 250 State Finalist and from there selects the 50 State Winners. This is when the public comes in! Everyone is invited to vote for their favorites amongst the 50 by selecting one from each group of grades (K-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12). Votes may be cast until 11:59PM on May 9th.

The results of this voting will be announced at Google Headquarters on May 21st. One finalist for each grade group will be selected for a total of 5 National Finalists. Finally, the National Winner will have their Doodle displayed on the Google homepage for 24hours on June 9th.

The grand prize? In addition to some cool tech stuff the winning student receives a $30,000 college scholarship and their school receives a $50,000 Google for Education grant.  The other 4 National Finalists receive a $5,000 college scholarship.

Not quite sure what a Doodle is? Read the history here!

Vote here!




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