Cooper-Hewitt Gets In on ‘Doodle for Google’ Design Contest Action

doodleset.jpgLast year, the sunshiney sketch of California sixth grader Grace Moon triumphed over 16,000 other entries to win Google’s annual contest to redesign the Web giant’s homepage logo. Now the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is in on the Doodle 4 Google fun as a partner in the contest, which this year challenges K-12 students nationwide to doodle around the theme “What I Wish for the World.” Representatives from Cooper-Hewitt will be on the judging panel, which will evaluate entries on criteria including artistic merit, creativity, and representation of the theme. The museum will also host a May 20 event announcing the contest winner and mount a special exhibition of the top four designs along with the 40 regional winners.

So what’s in store for the winner, besides a one-day spotlight on the Google homepage and a swarm of media attention? Google will give the champion doodler a $15,000 college scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for his or her school. This year’s competition also includes a $10,000 award to recognize the school district with the greatest-quality participation. Get all the details and start feeding your children (or any children, for that matter) “ideas”, because registration closes on March 17 and entries are due by March 31.

Previously on UnBeige:

  • Sixth Grader Designs Today’s Google Homepage Logo