The Doodle 4 Google Competition is open only to current students of the elementary and secondary schools (K–12 grades, including home schools of these grades) in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, excluding U.S. territories, (“Schools”) that have registered with Google for the Contest by 11:59:59 P.M. Pacific Time (PT) on March 17, 2009.
The Doodle 4 Google Competition begins at 12:00:00 A.M. Pacific Time (PT) on February 3, 2009 and ends on 11:59:59 P.M. Pacific Time on May 21, 2009.
How to enter:
Participating Schools must register on the Doodle 4 Google website (www.google.com/doodle4google) (“Website”) by 11:59:59 P.M. Pacific Time (PT) on March 17, 2009. Contest Materials and instructions on how to participate in the Contest, create doodles, and submit entries will be on the Website.
Each Entrant may make only one doodle, and each School may send no more than six submissions. Homeschools may submit no more than two (2) doodles total, for all age groups.
The National Winner will win a $15,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice; a trip to the Google New York Office on May 20, 2009; a $25,000 grant towards the establishment/improvement of a computer lab for their current school; a laptop computer; and a t-shirt with their Google Doodle printed on it. Their doodle also will be displayed on the www.google.com home page for one day.
The National Finalists who did not become the National Winner will win a laptop computer, a trip to the Google New York Office on May 20, 2009 and a t-shirt with their Google Doodle printed on it.
The 36 Regional Winners who did not become National Finalists will win a trip to the Google New York Office on May 20, 2009 and a t-shirt with their Google Doodle printed on it.
The 460 State Finalists who did not become Regional Winners will each receive a Doodle 4 Google certificate.
The School District Quality Award winner will be awarded a $10,000 technology grant on May 20, 2009.