Google Doodles are a part of Google’s rich history: How to submit your own

Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.- Google Doodles

March 13, 2003 – Albert Einstein’s 124th Birthday

Almost everyone has seen a Google Doodle before, as it hits the landing page of Google’s search page from time to time, with a new image. Doodles, since 1998, has been around before Google was even incorporated and is a part of Google’s rich history which is rooted in information.

The concept of doodles was born when founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin played with their logo to show they were going to attend the Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert Nevada. By placing a stick figure behind the “o” it was their way of showing they were going to be out of the office.

Google's first Doodle August 30, 1998.
Google’s first Doodle August 30, 1998.

As Google expanded, the founders asked an intern to “doodle” for Bastille Day. That intern is now a current webmaster, and he sparked a doodling revolution with his first Bastille Day doodle. Google has produced over 2000 unique doodles that have been seen around the world ever since then. Doodles are designed by a team of designers and engineers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t submit your own.

If you want to submit your own doodle email [email protected] and send them your idea. I’m sure it can’t hurt to have reasons for why the doodle is important to you, as most of them have some sort of historical importance.

Doodle 4 Google

Google runs an annual doodling competition for students in K-12th grades. The contest started on October 19, 2015 but participants still have until December 7, 2015 to submit their artwork. This year’s theme is “What makes me…me.” Not wanting to limit artistic creativity, Google is allowing any materials to create their doodles. There are some basic rules:

  • Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2015 Doodle 4 Google contest
  • Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e
  • One national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship
  • Have artists write their 50-word statements
  • Download the entry form by clicking here
  • Learn how to enter by clicking here

In addition to having the winning artwork shown off, the prizes are pretty darned good so it can’t hurt to show off that artistic talent.

Prizes

National Winner

The National Winner will have his or her doodle featured on the U.S. Google.com homepage for one day. He or she will receive:

  • A $30,000 college scholarship
  • A $50,000 Google for Education grant for his or her school
  • A trip to the Google Headquarters in California to meet the Google Doodlers, and the opportunity to nominate a teacher to come on the trip
  • A Chromebook
  • An Android tablet
  • A t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it

National Finalists

The four National Finalists who do not become the National Winner will have their doodles featured in the Doodle 4 Google gallery. Each National Finalist will receive:

  • A $5,000 college scholarship
  • A trip to the Google Headquarters in California to meet the Google Doodlers
  • An Android tablet
  • A t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it

State and Territory Winners

The 48 State and Territory winners who do not become National Finalists will have their doodles included in the Doodle 4 Google gallery. Each State and Territory Winner will receive:

  • An Android tablet
  • A t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it

1If you love Google doodles as much as I do let me know in the comments section below. I love the artwork and the information behind it just as much.

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Source – Google Doodles