As one may be aware, Google habitually changes the look of its logo on its search engine’s home page to suit different occasions, like national holidays or birthdays of famous historical figures.
But since 2009 Google also has held an annual contest, where children submit their Google doodles tailored to a prescribed theme with a chance to have their drawing featured on the Google website, aside from other prizes like scholarships, Google gadgets, and even a $50,000 education grant for their school.
This year the theme was “What makes me…me.”
“Kids have all kinds of things that make them unique, so they could use all kinds of materials to create their doodles, from crayons, to clay, to yarn, to graphic design, even food and video games,” states the contest’s website.
On Feb. 5 Google selected 53 regional winners of the contest in 5 age groups ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade.
Now everybody has a chance to vote for their favorite doodle until Feb. 22, 2016. In each category, one doodle with the most votes will become the national finalist (already winning an Android tablet, trip to Google headquarters, and a $5,000 scholarship) and among those, Google will select one national winner to claim a $30,000 scholarship, the aforementioned school grant, and the opportunity to see his or her doodle on the Google front page for one day.
As would be expected, the regional winners and their supporters are now out on social media asking for votes. You can cast yours here.
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