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2014 Doodle 4 Google competition

2014 Doodle 4 Google competition

Feb 7, 2014

Before there was an airplane, there were doodles of cool flying machines. And before there was a submarine, there were doodles of magical underwater sea explorers. Since the beginning of time, ideas big and small, practical and playful, have started out as doodles. And we’re ready for more. One talented young artist will see his or her artwork on the Google homepage and receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school. Closing date for entries is Thursday, March 20th.

Where did the idea for doodles 4 Google come from?

Doodles are the spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo in celebration of holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists who have helped shape history. In 1998 Larry and Sergey, Google’s founders, placed a stick figure drawing behind the second ‘o’ in the word Google as a message to users that they were “out of the office” attending a music and art festival. From there the idea of decorating their logo to mark cultural moments was born. Users really enjoyed this quirky change to the clean Google home page. As a result a turkey was added on Thanksgiving in 1998, two pumpkins for the ‘o’s appeared for Halloween in October of 1999 as well as a few others. Check out all of Google’s homepage doodles from 1998 to present: http://www.google.com/doodles/finder/2014/All%20doodles

Here’s how to submit your Doodle: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/submit.html

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