Our neighbors to the North are celebrating turning 150 years young and Google is helping them kick of the party with a bang. K-12 students from across Canada are being invited to create a Google Doodle to celebrate the country’s 150th birthday with a chance to win some big prizes for themselves as well as their school
The Doodle 4 Google theme is “What I see for Canada’s future is…” and is open to eligible K-12 students. For teachers and parents, the Doodle 4 Google site offers classroom and brainstorming activities to help inspire students to “express their creativity through a doodle.”
The contest will run now through May 2nd with finalists being announced May 22nd. From there, the public is invited to vote for group winners and a National Winner. The winning submission will be displayed as the official Google Doodle on Google.ca on June 14th.
Prizes for group finalist will be a new Chromebook. For each grade group winner, on top of a Chromebook each student will receive a trip to the final event on June 13th and $5,000 technology grant for their school.
The National Winner will receive a Chromebook, a $10,000 technology grant for their school and a $10,000 University scholarship. Oh yeah, not to mention their Doodle will be front and center on Google’s homepage.
Pretty awesome, indeed.
For details, complete rules and entry forms head to the Doodle 4 Google page.