Doodle 4 Google Challenge

Friday, July 18, 2014 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

Doodles are the spur-of-the-moment modifications that are incorporated to the Google logo in celebration of holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists who have helped shape history. Today, Google believes that ideas come from all. And they are excited to see how talented the young learners are by sharing their artwork through the Doodle 4 Google Challenge. There are 4 age groups that are open for submissions: Ages 5-8, 9-11, 12-14, and 15-17. You must focus your masterpiece on the theme, "What Can I Do For The Philippines?. The entry form is available for download online. Print it, start doodling, and submit your entries on the contest website or through the participating mailing addresses. 400 artworks will be picked nationwide. From there, 40 finalists will be shortlisted and will be posted on the website for public voting. One winner per age group will be selected and will receive a medal awarded by Google, Nexus 7 tablet, 3D doodling pen, and P5,000 worth of GCs from National Book Store. From the 4 age group winners, only one will be picked as the Overall Winner and will take home a trophy awarded by Google, Acer C720 Chromebook, art kit from National Book Store, P400,000 educational grant from BPI Foundation to be used at a local school/college of your choice, and P350,000 connectivity grant for your school or community learning center from PLDT- Smart Foundation. These prizes will be added on top of the age group winner prizes. Not only that. Your winning doodle will be displayed on Google Philippines homepage for 24 hours on November 2014. How cool is that!

http://www.boy-kuripot.com/2014/07/doodle-4-google-challenge.html
Contest Requirements:
  • Open to all local citizen K-12 learners, pupils and students, 5 to 17 years old currently enrolled in formal school or enlisted in alternative learning system from both private and public school under the Department of Education
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to google.com.ph/doodle4google, download the entry form/Doodle 4 Google template, print, and start doodling
  2. Theme: What Can I Do For The Philippines?
  3. Grade Groups
    • Ages 5 - 8
    • Ages 9 - 11
    • Ages 12 - 14
    • Ages 15 - 17
  4. Entry Guidelines
    • The Doodle should be two-dimensional and scannable
    • Must be original, unpublished works that do not contain, incorporate or otherwise use any content, material or element that is owned by a third party or entity
    • The supported file formats are JPG and PNG
    • If a scanner is not available, high quality photos (at least 300 dpi) will be accepted
    • Must not contain any content, material or element that displays any third party advertising, slogan, logo, trademark or otherwise indicates a sponsorship or endorsement by a third party, commercial entity or that is not within the spirit of the Competition, as determined by Google, in its sole discretion
  5. Applications can only be submitted online or through the participating mailing addresses by parents, legal guardians or teachers on your behalf 
  6. Judging Criteria
    • Artistic Merit - The quality and skill demonstrated in the doodle. The student’s or learner's age group is considered when evaluating this category
    • Creativity - How well the student incorporated the Google logo into his or her illustration. The logo must be readable. Unique and creative uses of the letters, background, foreground, etc. are all taken into account
    • Theme Communication - How clearly the competition theme is expressed in both the artwork and the written statement
  7. Only one application per entrant
  8. If more are submitted they will be disqualified and only the first one received will be counted
  9. There is no limit to the amount of applications a school or community learning center can submit as long as each one is from a different student or learner. Multiple applications can be submitted at once. 
    • E.g. teachers can scan an entire class' applications and upload
  10. Google will select the best 100 doodles from each age group, across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. From the 400 doodles, the Guest Judges will select 10 finalists from each of the age group. From there (40 finalists), Google Doodles will be posted on the website for public voting wherein one winner per age group will be selected. . From the 4 age group winners, only one will be picked as the overall winner
  11. The winning doodle will be displayed in Google Philippines homepage for 24 hours
  12. Each person may cast one vote, one for each age group
  13. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: Deadline for submission of entries until September 19, 2014
  • October 6, 2014 - 40 finalists are announced and the public voting starts
  • October 26, 2014 - Public vote ends
  • November 8, 2014 - Announcement of age group winners & overall winner
Contest Prize:
  • Overall Winner - On top of the age group winner prizes, you will receive:
    • Trophy awarded by Google
    • Acer C720 Chromebook 
    • Art kit from National Book Store 
    • P400,000 educational grant from BPI Foundation to be used at a local school/college of your choice 
    • P350, 000 connectivity grant for your school or community learning center from PLDT- Smart Foundation 
    • Your winning doodle will be displayed on Google Philippines homepage for 24 hours on November 2014
  • Four (4) Age Group Winners will EACH receive
    • Medal awarded by Google
    • Nexus 7 tablet
    • 3D doodling pen
    • P5, 000 worth of gift certificates from National Book Store
  • Forty (40) Finalists will EACH receive
    • Invitation to the award ceremony wearing a t-shirt with your doodle printed on it
    • Doodle 4 Google goody bag
  • Four hundred (400) Entrants with the best doodles will EACH receive Doodle 4 Google certificate
Upside
  • Online submission
  • Bragging rights
  • HUGE prizes
  • Open to kids
Downside
  • Only one (1) application per entrant
For more info, log on to google.com.ph/doodle4google