“Doodle 4 Google” Theme Announced

K-12 students have through March 17 to submit a design

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The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and Google recently announced that they will be joining forces again this year in their "Doodle 4 Google" competition. This year, K-12 students are invited to design a Google logo. These are the special logos that appear on Google's home page on special holidays and anniversaries. The competition asks students to craft a logo design that completes the sentence, "If I Could Do Anything, I Would...."

Representatives from Google, the Cooper-Hewitt and the public, as well as expert "doodle" judges from Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Charles M. Schulz/Peanuts Creative Associates and Pixar Animation Studios, among other illustrators, cartoonists and animators (Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, made the list), will select the finalists and national winner.

Google will display the grand-prize winner's design as the doodle of the day on its home page on May 27,  and the winner will receive a $15,000 college scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for his or her school. Similar to last year, the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, located in New York City, will host an exhibition, from May 27 through July 8, featuring 40 regional finalists and the national winner.

Registration for the contest is open until March 17, and all entries are due in by March 31. Happy doodling!

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