Kids who want to win a $30,000 scholarship for themselves, plus a $50,000 technology grant for their school are invited to participate in the 2012 Doodle For Google contest. Children in grades Kindergarten through 12th may create their best Google artwork for the homepage, centered around the theme of "If I could travel in time, I would visit..."
The winner of the contest two years ago was then third grader Makenzie Melton of El Dorado Springs, Mo. Makenzie's design was selected as the winner among 33,000 entries. Her design centered around the future of the rain forest.Entries for the 2012 contest will be accepted from now until March 23rd. The judges will include Katy Perry, Jordin Sparks, and the co-creator of "Phineas and Ferb", Jeff Marsh.
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 New York Public Library as well as local museums throughout the U.S. will exhibit the best doodles from their states after the national winner is announced.