This blog post is on coverage from the 2006 Doodle 4 Google Competition, please visit the 2007 web page for the Doodle 4 Google competition here.
Thanks to Kirb from the My Musings blog here for pointing this out.
Google have launched a competition for people to design a Google logo that will be on the front page of google.co.uk for 1 day and seen by around 18 million people.
The competiton is open only to (all) schools in the UK (age range 4-18 years). So i encourage you if you are at school to get your teacher to register your school and then download the information packs and lesson plans.
All the information (rules, prizes etc) can be found here on the Doodle for Google website: www.google.co.uk/doodle4google or type in google for doodle in the search box and it should be the first result that comes up.
Here are the details of the prizes, again all of these can be found on the website.
Judging & Prizes
Age GroupsThe competition is open to all students attending a school in the UK between the ages of 4 and 18. Doodles will be judged in the following three age brackets:
- 4-8 years
- 9-13 years
- 14-18 years
For the purposes of the competition we have divided Britain into ten regions:
- North West
300 Regional Finalists
The best 300 doodles from across the country will be chosen via our judging criteria. In each region, ten doodles will be selected in each of the three age groups. This means that each age group and each region will be equally represented.
30 Regional Winners
Our judging panel will choose thirty top doodles to become our Regional Winners – in each of the ten regions, each age group will have one winner. These Regional Winners will be displayed in a gallery on this website. The British public will then vote for which doodles they think best capture the theme “My Britain”.
3 National Winners
An awards ceremony will be held in London, attended by members of our judging panel and the thirty regional winners. The votes of the British people will be counted and the National Age Group Winners will be announced.
1 National Winner
The three Age Group Winners, chosen by the British public, will be put forward for one to be awarded “National Winner of Doodle 4 Google – My Britain”. Dennis Hwang, Google’s Webmaster, will pick the National Winner whose doodle will ‘go live’ on Google’s homepage for 24 hours.
We have brought together the following experts to make up the “Doodle 4 Google – My Britain” 2006 judging panelgoody bag.
* The trip is for 7 nights for a maximum of four people (at least one adult).
** All travel expenses and one night’s accommodation for the finalist and a parent or guardian will be covered.
School Registration Deadline
31 May 2006Doodle Entry Deadline
14 July 2006
Regional Winners Announced
Online Public Vote
Regional Winners displayed on website
Public votes for their favourite
Awards Ceremony and
National Winners Announced
Doodle 4 Britain Report Published