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‘Doodle 4 Google’ contest information

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For the 6th year, Google is announcing Doodle 4 Google, a contest where students in grades K-12 across the country use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google's homepage logo for millions to see. This year's theme -- "My Best Day Ever…" -- encourages students to harness their curiosity to imagine the past, present, or future on Google's homepage. The Doodle 4 Google student contest inspires the leaders and inventors of tomorrow to push the limits of their creativity with the Google logo as their canvas.

This year's winner will not only have their doodle on Google.com for millions of people to see, but will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his/her school.

From January 15 through March 22, 2013, students throughout the U.S. will be able to submit their doodles. Judges, including Katie Couric, Brian Henson, and Chris Sanders, creator of Disney's Lilo & Stitch and director of DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon.

The top 50 doodles will be displayed on the contest site beginning May 2nd and people across the country will be able to vote for their favorites. In addition, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City will exhibit the best doodles from each state after the national winner is announced.

In 2012, second-grader Dylan Hoffman, from Caledonia, Wisconsin, won for his amazing pirate-themed doodle expressing his wish to travel back to see "Pirate Times." He was among the 114,000 student doodle entries received.

For more information, visit: www.google.com/doodle4google