If you have a budding artist in your household he or she may get a kick out of registering for the very first Doodle 4 Google competition in Singapore, which was launched yesterday at La Salle College of the Arts.

Singapore students between the ages of 4 and 19 have been challenged to design a google 'doodle' that represents 'Our Singapore', using the Google logo to commemorate 50 years of self-government here in Singapore. The winning design will be displayed on Google's Singapore home page on National Day, 2010 which means the doodle will be seen by millions of people!

Google expects thousands of entrants, and schools around Singapore have been sent information packs including lesson plans, design guidelines and hot tips from original doodler, Dennis Hwang to help the students.

The competition will be broken down in to five age groups and a panel of distinguished judges will choose 50 age group finalists, 10 from each age group. From these finalists the public will vote for their favourite design in each age group and from these an overall national winner will be chosen by Dennis Hwang.

Each category winner will receive a laptop and a trophy for the school as well as workshops for the school's teachers. The overall winner will, along with one parent and a school representative, receive an all-expenses paid trip worth $10,000 to Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California, USA.

It will be fun to see what creative, quirky designs the kids can come up with. Take a look at some of the past doodle winners from other countries such as China, Australia and Germany, as well as all registration details at google.com.sg/doodle4google

Deadline for submissions is February 26, 2010.

1 comments

The Fitness Diva said... @ January 22, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Wow, what prizes! And what a great contest for the kids. This will inspire a ton of creativity from them, I'm sure!

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