Google Philippines has launched the Doodle4Google (D4G), a Google doodle-making competition that aims to ignite among Filipino youth the spirit of selflessness, service and national pride.
A Google Doodle is an artistic expression of Google’s logo on its search engine home page. Often, a Google doodle is made up of an assortment of pictures, animation, and the Google logo.
The competition’s theme is “What can I do for the Philippines?” The contest entails the use of the letters in the Google logo to creatively show how the Filipino youth think they can contribute to nation building.
According to Google Philippines country marketing manager Ryan Morales, the competition hopes to inspire the Filipino youth with their passion for art and culture. The contest also offers another platform to showcase their talent and creativity.
The Doodle4Google competition is open to Filipino youth aged 5 to 17, currently enrolled in public or private schools and to those enlisted under the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System.
Competition entries will be divided into four groups in corresponding age brackets, 5 -8 years old, 9-11 years old, 12-14 years old and 15-17 years old. A Contestant must be a Filipino citizen residing in the Philippines on the date of submission. The final submission of entries will be on September 19.
All winners in their age group will receive a 3D doodling pen, a Nexus 7 tablet and gift certificates from National Bookstore worth P5,000.
The overall winner will have his winning doodle featured on Google Philippines’ homepage for 24 hours and will get a Google trophy, an art kit from National Bookstore, an Acer C720 Chromebook, a P350,000 connectivity grant from PLDT-Smart Foundation for the school of the winner and a P400,000 educational grant from BPI Foundation at any school or college in the Philippines.
Participating is easy. Interested students should download the entry form (Doodle4Google template), print, doodle and submit. Click here to download the entry form.
Google will be holding roadshows across the country to help spread the word about the competition.