Chris Hadfield, Karine Vanasse among guest judges for Canada-wide
TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Google Canada is announcing the
launch of Doodle 4 Google Canada, a contest for K-12 students across the country to design a doodle for
the Google.ca homepage on the theme, "If I could invent anything, I would invent…"
Open to students across Canada, the competition aims to inspire young
Canadians to think creatively about invention and discovery. The
national winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship, a $10,000 grant to
their school, and have their doodle featured for a day on the Google.ca
homepage as well as part of a special Doodle exhibit at the Royal
Ontario Museum in March 2014.
"Doodle 4 Google is a wonderful way to encourage students of all ages to
put their imaginations to the test and think creatively about invention
and discovery," said Chris O'Neill, Google Canada's Managing Director. "We're incredibly proud to
celebrate the energy and creativity of our youth, and to be able to
showcase the ideas of some of Canada's up-and-coming young artists and
Doodle entries are being accepted from now through December 31, 2013.
Regional finalists from across Canada will be selected by a panel of
guest judges, followed by an opportunity for Canadians to vote online
for the top national finalists. The competition's guest judges
Chris Hadfield, astronaut and former International Space Station Commander
Karine Vanasse, Hollywood actress and former host of popular science show "Les Petits
Janet Carding, Director & CEO of the Royal Ontario Museum
Ann Makosinski, 2013 winner at the Google Science Fair
The top 25 regional finalists will receive a trip to Toronto where the
top five regional winners and overall winning doodle will be announced
alongside the launch of a special exhibition featuring their artwork in
partnership with the Royal Ontario Museum.
"The ROM, like museums around the world, is a place of inspiration for
the young and the young at heart. We are thrilled with the opportunity
to present the inspired Doodles created by kids from across Canada
during the ROM's centennial year." says Janet Carding, ROM Director and
CEO. "For a hundred years the ROM has engaged children and introduced
them to the wonders of natural sciences and human history. The ROM is
pleased to partner on this project launched by Google Canada and proud
to showcase the results of these budding artists' creativity."
Interested students, parents or teachers can visit the Doodle 4 Google
Canada website at www.google.ca/doodle4google for the full contest rules, important dates, and to download entry
forms and resources.
At Google we use the homepage logo designs, or doodles, to celebrate
different people, events or special dates. These doodles are usually
created by our web designers, but for the first year ever, we are
inviting Canadian students, grades K-12 to create their own doodle by
taking part in the inaugural Doodle 4 Google Canada competition.
This will be the first nationwide doodling competition by Google Canada
inviting all young artists from around the country to get creative and
design their own Google logo.
This doodle submission can be something inspired by inventions; whether
it is something to make the world a better place, a new method of doing
something, changing a process, a unique or novel device, or something
to just add a bit of fantasy or whimsy to the everyday. The doodle can
be any kind of invention. Something to make the world a better place,
a new way to do something or a brand new futuristic invention.
SOURCE: Google Canada
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