Google is good to get the kids while they’re young (and it’s working – at least if your dad is an SEO – just see this post that made the homepage of Digg).
Google has a new contest for kids called “Doodle 4 Google.” As you know, I’m a fan of contests from Google and contests from Marketing Pilgrim.
Kids, ask yourself this question, “what if?” and then draw a Google logo to illustrate your thoughts.
Here are some ideas:
what if…I was bionic
what if…all the glaciers melted and we had to relocate the penguins (got to get global warming in somehow)
what if…I won this contest and my mom got to go to Google headquarters with me
First, the school has to register by March 28th, then the doodles are due by April 12th. Children from kindergarten to 12th grade can enter. A panel of judges will select 40 finalists, and then the final decision will be put to a vote.
Whoever wins gets their version of the Google logo on Google.com for one day – May 22nd, 2008. The Doodle 4 Google competition is in the U.S. for kids between the ages of 5 and 18. It’s broken down by grade level and regions.
An awards ceremony for the 40 Regional Winners will be held at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California on May 21, 2008. Then there will be four National Finalists chosen by the U.S. public (1 per grade group). From those there will be one named the overall winner.
Google’s official doodler Dennis Hwang will choose the national winner and they’ll will win a $10,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice. Also, a trip to the Googleplex, a laptop computer, and a t-shirt printed with their doodle.
The school also wins a $25,000 grant to establish or improve a computer lab.
Here are the other prizes:
- Each of the other 3 National Finalists will win a trip to the Googleplex, a laptop computer, and a t-shirt printed with their doodle.
- Each of the other 36 Regional Winners will win a trip to the Googleplex and t-shirt printed with their doodle.
- Each of the other 360 State Finalists will receive a “Doodle 4 Google” certificate.