Call for entries!
Google’s calling on Canadian students to ‘Doodle 4 Google’ to mark Canada’s 150th birthday.
Competition offers entrants tens of thousands in prizing and a chance to be featured on Google.ca
TORONTO, March 15, 2017 – Today, Google announced the launch of Doodle 4 Google, a nationwide competition that invites kindergarten to Grade 12 students to redesign the Google logo.* To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Google is inviting students in Canada to submit a doodle based on the theme “What I see for Canada’s future is…”
The winning student’s doodle will be displayed on the Google.ca homepage for a day; the champion “doodler” will also win a $10,000 scholarship, a $10,000 technology grant for his/her school and a paid trip to the finale event in Toronto in June.
“Doodle 4 Google is a chance for young Canadians to dream and think big. At Google, we are trying to make the future world a better place, by building new technologies, investing in initiatives and making the internet more accessible,” said Google vice president and Google Canada managing director, Sam Sebastian. “This year’s competition is all about celebrating the future of Canada. We’re excited to see how students imagine the next 150 years!”
Students’ doodles will be judged on artistic merit, creativity and originality, and representation of the theme. A panel of guest judges and Google employees, including YouTube stars Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, En Masse co-founder Jason Botkin, president of the National Inuit Youth Council Maatalii Okalik and Google Doodler Sophie Diao, will select the top doodles across grade groups. Following a public vote, four grade group finalists will receive a trip to Toronto, where the first place winning doodle will be announced.
This year, students can submit a doodle made from almost any medium….including code! Ladies Learning Code created an online tutorial offering inspiration and a step-by-step guide to coding a Google doodle.
All throughout the month of April, parents and kids can visit the Art Gallery of Ontario to get inspired and create a doodle during Family Sundays.
Participating classrooms can use accompanying lesson plans to help guide students, while also integrating the project into classroom learning.
Interested students, parents and teachers can visit g.co/d4gcanada for contest rules, more information and to download entry forms.
The last day to submit a doodle is May 2, 2017.
March 15, 2017 – Submissions Open
May 2, 2017 – Submissions Close
May 22, 2017 – 12 Finalists Revealed; Public Voting Begins
June 2, 2017 – Public Voting Closes
June 13, 2017 – Winner Revealed
*Entrants need a parent or legal guardian’s permission (and signature on the entry form) in order to participate. Residents of Quebec must be at least thirteen years of age.