Monday, January 24, 2011

Doodle 4 Google...

Thanks to Mrs. Leban's Art Blog I was reminded of the next contest I would like to offer for my students this year. I was introduced to it a couple years ago by a parent. I have watched it the last couple of years and this year I hope to have a couple of entries.

Doodle 4 Google, a competition where we invite K-12 students to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google’s homepage logo for millions to see. At Google, we believe that dreaming about future possibilities leads to tomorrow’s leaders and inventors, so this year we're inviting U.S. kids to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, "What I’d like to do someday…"

Check it out and have you kids work on a design too!


  1. Sounds like a fun contest. Do you have the kids work on them during art class or do you send them home?

  2. I kind of use contest for a 'catch up' project. If you teach art to many students and classes you know that some classes get ahead of others (due to field trips, assemblies, testing, abilities...). For the classes that are ahead I like to offer something productive and big picture. I think contest are a way to reach out to the Gifted and Talented kids that are often held back a bit by mainstreaming. I never let them finish during the hour... they always have to put 'extra' time in the project before I will send them out. I set a date and print off permission slip (required by this contest) and send them out. It's fun when we win... The whole school celebrates!

  3. Thanks for sharing! I am going to give it a try :)