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					Google Contest

 Rules and ideas
          Original Doodler
     Google doodles, the drawings that are
    designed on, around and through the
 Google logo on our home page, have long
 been part of Google's history. As a Google
 intern in 2000, Google Webmaster Dennis
    Hwang began celebrating and marking
      worldwide events and holidays with
doodles. Since then, the work of the doodle
     team has been seen by millions and
  reached cult status, with fans waiting with
bated breath to see the next creation on the
   Google homepage. We spoke to Dennis
   about doodles and how he got a job that
combined his two passions: technology and
                     art.
             Dennis' Top Ten Tips
• Make sure your design complements the shape of the letters in the
  Google logo, but don't let that restrict your creativity.
• Experiment with different media to see which one works best for
  your design (you can even create your doodle on your PC).
• Don't over-complicate your design – simpler images often have the
  most impact.
• Remember that your design could end up on the Google homepage,
  so imagine how it will look on screen.
• To find inspiration around the "What I Wish for the World?" theme,
  try thinking about the future and how you would like it to differ from
  the present.
• Remember to use color well and think about how it interacts with a
  white background.
• Avoid commercial or copyrighted images.
• Think outside the box – try to create a doodle that's different from
  your classmates and hasn't been done before.
• Feel free to use the space behind and in front of the Google letters,
  but try to maintain your design's overall balance.
• Have fun! "Doodle 4 Google" is all about creativity and enjoying
  designing fun things. Think about how you want to change the world.
         Sample Doodles
To help spark your imagination, we've put
together a few favorite doodles created by
Google Webmaster Dennis Hwang, whose
designs celebrate worldwide events and
holidays by incorporating images into and
around the Google logo (you can also check out
these winning doodles from last year's
competition). We hope these designs will help
you create your own doodle, but remember:
creativity is key. Your doodle should be as
unique as you are.
Be Creative!
Be Original!
          School Information
• The Doodle 4 Google competition is open to all
  students in U.S. schools from kindergarten to
  grade 12 (including private schools and all
  homeschoolers). Only teachers can submit
  doodles on behalf of their students. We'll be
  judging doodles in the following brackets:
• Kindergarten - Grade 3
• Grade 4 - Grade 6
• Grade 7 - Grade 9
• Grade 10 - Grade 12
   What Do I Need To Submit?

1. A doodle
2. A title for the doodle
3. A supporting statement explaining how
   the doodle relates to the "What I Wish for
   the World" theme
4. Completed entry and consent form
    Registration Dead Line!!!

• To join in the contest, please register your
  school by 11:59:59 PM Pacific time on
  March 17, 2009 on the Registration page.
              Design guidelines
• The doodle should be presented on a white, landscape
  sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch paper.
• You can download the Google logo template: Download
  PDF file or Download GIF file
• The winning doodle will be displayed on the Google.com
  homepage, so the Google logo should be clearly visible
  and recognizable.
• The doodle can be in pencil, crayons, felt tip or paint, or
  can be done using computer drawing or design software.
• Please encourage your students to create original
  designs. Be inspired by Dennis Hwang, our original
  doodler - but don't recreate his designs.
            Judging Process
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.
           Judging Process
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."
         Judging Process
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).
          Judging Process
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.
Judging Process
Student Examples
                 Prizes
• 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.
                   Prizes!!!
• 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.
                 Prizes!!!
• 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.

				
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