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Doodle 4 Google

Okay, so here at the GAC we secretly think being the person that designs the fun doodle pages for Google would be one of the COOLEST jobs ever. And guess what? They have an annual contest for students to design the Google homepage! The contest ends this week (sorry for the short notice!) and we have all the rules after the jump. Want to learn more? Visit the Doodle 4 Google page. Happy doodling!

The Doodle 4 Google competition is now open to all K-12 students in U.S. schools (including homeschoolers). Parents, teachers, or after school programs may submit doodles on behalf of their child or student as long as they are accompanied by a completed and signed entry form. Like last year, we do not have a cap on number of submissions from one school, family, or after school program but we still require that only one doodle is submitted per child. In the case of duplicate submissions by a single child, we will accept the submission that arrives first as determined by the “received by” date. Completed entry forms must be received by March 23rd.

New! We no longer require preregistration.

Parents or Legal Guardians of K-12 Kids: Parents or legal guardians who have children currently enrolled in U.S. based schools are allowed to submit artwork on behalf of their child as long as the parent or guardian signs and completes page one of the official entry form (available on this page) for each child who submits artwork for the contest. If you are a parent, we ask that you check with your child’s school first to see if they are participating in the contest in order to prevent duplicate submissions.

U.S. based private, public, and homeschools serving K-12 students: Teachers in U.S. based schools are allowed to submit doodles on behalf of their students as long as they are accompanied by a completed entry form signed by the child’s parent or legal guardian.

After school programs: Representatives from any after school organization are allowed to submit students’ doodles as long as they are accompanied by a completed entry form signed by the child’s parent or guardian. Also, please check with the child’s parents to prevent multiple entries as we allow only one entry per student.

Want to get your school or community doodling? Use this poster to spread the word and get everyone in on the D4G fun!

Contest Rules

You can read the official contest rules for this year’s competition here.

How do you enter the contest?

The entry form is available on the website and needs to be completed as follows:

Page 1: This page needs to be completed and signed by the parent or guardian of the child entering the contest.

Page 2: The entrant’s artwork needs to be drawn on the second page of the entry form. We have provided three options for page 2 of the entry form (two with the Google logo and one with a blank entry space). All are equally acceptable but only one may be submitted together with Page 1. We limit only one doodle per child. Duplicates are disqualified.

PLEASE DO NOT PRINT THIS FORM DOUBLE SIDED AS OUR SCANNERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO READ IT.

Design Guidelines

  • The doodle should be completed on page two of the entry form available at the top of this page.
  • The Google logo in the student doodle should be clearly visible and recognizable.
  • The student doodle should be done in pencil, crayon, felt tip, paint or by using computer drawing or design software.
  • We do not accept entries that use additional materials to create 3D effects.
  • While we encourage your students or children to use the previous doodle artists and winners as inspiration, we remind participants not to recreate or plagiarize previous designs. They cannot contain any content, element, or material that violates a third party’s publicity, privacy or intellectual property rights.
  • We keep all the original artwork and do not send it back. If you’d like to retain a copy of your student’s or child’s doodle, please make a color copy of it before you mail it in.

Where to Send Submissions

Doodles are due on March 23, 2012 and must be postmarked no later than March 20, 2012.

All submissions should be sent to the P.O. box (regular mail) or courier service address (e.g., UPS or FedEx, etc.) listed below. Please note that you cannot submit artwork via courier service to the PO box below. If you use USPS you must use the top address and if you use a courier service you must use the bottom address.

P.O. Box Address
Doodle for Google
PO Box 9112
Plainview, NY 11803-9112

Courier Service Address
Doodle for Google
c/o Tenthwave
35 Pinelawn Road Suite 207W
Melville, NY 11747

via Info – Doodle 4 Google – Doodle 4 Google – Google.

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The mission of the Greenville Arts Council is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the region and stimulate and encourage cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists. Some of the responsibilities that help define the Greenville Arts Council as the primary promoter of the arts in our area include offering art classes to children and adults, organizing community events, presenting an ongoing series of free exhibits featuring visual artists from the area and the state, and coordinating educational programs which teach arts-integration in local schools. The Greenville Arts Partnership between the Greenville Arts Council, the Greenville Public School District and our three community arts partners, Delta Center Stage, Delta Symphony Association and the Delta Children’s Museum, is focused on full arts integration in the GPSD elementary schools. Plentiful research documents the value of the teaching in and through the arts to help students understand core academic concepts on a deep level. The partnership was the first in the state of Mississippi accepted into the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program in 2003, joining over 100 other partnerships between school districts and arts organizations across the country. The partnership provides professional development for teachers, arts experiences for students and resource and referral on arts integration issues. Professional development has been provided in two ways, through workshops with Teaching Artists from the Kennedy Touring Roster and grade-level and/or discipline-specific professional development with our local staff. We present a series of model demonstration lessons to teachers in grades K to 6, demonstrating connections between Partnership free arts programming and required state frameworks. The partner arts groups present a series of live performances allowing each elementary child in the GPSD to attend at least once each year. The groups work with the Arts Council staff to develop accompanying curriculum-based educational material for distribution to teachers prior to each performance. Over the years, we have succeeded in providing basic arts integration training district-wide as well as in-depth professional development to allow groups of teachers to increase their level of mastery.