Google is asking students across the United States to draw a Google “doodle” imagining their “best day ever.”
Google Doodles are drawings and animations that frequently replace the Google logo on holidays, special events, and sometimes obscure milestones and anniversaries. This is the sixth year that the search engine has conducted the student contest.
Students have until March 22 to submit their entry. Google employees will narrow down the initial submissions to 250, with 50 entries (one from each state) in 5 different age groups. That 250 will be narrowed to a list of 50 state finalists by a panel of guest judges that includes former CBS news anchor Katie Couric. A public vote will then determine 5 national finalists, with one image coming from each age group. A winner will be named from the remaining five.
Each of the 50 finalists will receive a trip to New York city as well as a Wacom digital drawing tablet. The grand prize winner will also receive a $30,000 scholarship and their school will get a $50,000 grant to enhance technology.
Connecticut’s finalist last year was Coginchaug Regional High School student Cory Hassmann. His was one of 114,000 submissions last year.
Students can download submission forms and templates at Google’s Doodle for Google contest page.