Google Doodle News: Calling Young Artists







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: January 19, 2012
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When you visit Google Today you will see the following text just below the Google Logo and Search Box.

Calling all young artists

: travel through time with this year's Doodle 4 Google.

Google Doodle

This is an opportunity for any young person with art skills to become famous. Imagine the joy of knowing that your art work appears on the most important page on the internet, the Google Homepage. Imagine how good it will look on your CV to say the “Google Doodle that I have created appeared on the FrontPage of Google!”

This is an exceptional opportunity for anyone interested in Art to make a name for them. There are some criteria involved that you should check out to qualify for the competition. You can find more information on the Rules and Regulations on the Google page.

The Doodle 4 Google competition is open only to U.S. Residents who are K12 students. The competition is held annually and provides students with an exciting opportunity to show their art skills.

If you plan to participate in the Doodle 4 Google Art Competition these dates are important:

 Key dates for Doodle 4 Google Art Competition

Jan 18 - Mar 23, 2012
Doodle submissions accepted

May 2 - 10, 2012
Online voting

May 17, 2012
Awards ceremony

May 18, 2012
Winning doodle on homepage

You also need to remember the Doodle 4 Google page. On this page you will be able to get all information about the Doodle 4 Google Art Competition, the entry forms and all additional information that you will need to enter the Doodle 4 Google Competition.

Doodle 4 Google Judges:

Google Doodle Judges

Some of the big names in the entertainment industry will help to find the winning Doodle 4 Google. These include Katy Perry, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Jordin Sparks, Mo Willems, Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi , Brian Nemeckay and Jack Martin. This is an impressive line of Judgements and you can visit their pages from the Doodle 4 Google site.

It may be a good idea and to your advantage to see what these famous artists and entertainers like if you know their style you may use it in your designs. Google also advises on the Doodle 4 Google pages that students can look at some of the previous entries that they have received to get a general idea of what you need to do to be among the best of the best.

This should only be a guideline for Doodle 4 Google artists; they don’t want something that has already been designed. They are looking for something fresh!

The doodle 4 Google partners are Crayola and the New York Public Library.