1998- Larry Page and Sergey Brin needed to notify their employees at Google that they would be attending the Burning Man Festival. So they put the Burning Man symbol on the homepage’s colorful logo, as one normally does. This was the start of Google Doodle.
We’ve all seen the pictures on the Google homepage. They usually show to celebrate a special day, holiday, or person. Ever since then, it has been customary for Google to design its logo according to the day and/or occasion.
Now you can be apart of this design with Google’s annual doodle competition! This year’s theme is “what kindness means to you almost like it was meant for Lowell High. Doodles can be digital or traditional and entered through mail or email. The deadline is March 13th, 2020 at 11 pm.
Submissions will be grouped by grade; K-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12
It will be judged on creativity, quality, and how well it shows the theme; kindness. There are ten or more doodles from each age group that will be selected but, 54 total finalists. Then, the public will vote for their favorite doodle of the 54, one from each age group. One national winner will be chosen by Google executives and have their art featured on the Google homepage.
For each level there are prizes, the national winner prize is a 30k dollars college scholarship, 50k dollars worth of technology for their school/organization, a trip to Google headquarters, Google devices, and “Fun Googley swag”.
Pens ready? Set? Doodle!