The students in my afterschool Tech Club participated in this year’s “Doodle 4 Google” contest! This is an annual contest hosted by Google for students in grades K-12. For the contest, students are asked to redesign the Google logo according to this year’s theme, which is “What Makes Me… Me?”.
As for prizes and recognition, there will be 53 State and Territory contest winners who will have their design featured in an online gallery on the “Doodle 4 Google” website, 5 National Finalist winners who will receive a $5,000 college scholarship, and 1 National winner who will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education grant for his/her school.
To get started with this project, I drafted a parent permission form/letter explaining how the contest works and asking parents if their child could participate. I thought this would be a great opportunity to demonstrate our school pride and to showcase the extremely talented group of students we have here at our school.
After we sent our “Doodles” off to Google to be officially judged by professional judges, we thought it would be fun to let the students and teachers here at our own school vote for their favorite “Doodles” as well. I displayed the “Doodles” in the hallway outside of the computer lab at our school and created a Google Form to collect student and teacher votes.
I informed voters that each “Doodle” should be judged based on Artistic Merit, Creativity, and Theme Communication. After the votes were tallied, the school-wide winners were announced and they received prizes!!!! The winner of the competition was the “Time to Party with Google” Doodle and the 1st runner up was the “Dance Diva” Doodle.
Please be sure to browse our gallery of “Doodles” featured below and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments section! For a list of complete contest rules or more details about how you and your students can get involved with the Doodle 4 Google Contest, please visit the official “Doodle 4 Google” website.