Okay, before I say anything else, let me assure you that this is only for kids in grades K-12 — no people who are young at heart, no hipster dreamers with a sense of childlike whimsy … kids. Sorry, but I didn’t make the rules.
Now that being said, there might be room for a Billy Madison loophole; rich people: consult your lawyers. Poor people: accept you’re poor and keep working at Dairy Queen. The contest, an annual thing from “Those That Shall Soon Enslave Us All” seeks Google Doodles from kids under the theme of: “If I Could Invent One Thing To Make The World A Better Place …”
The contest is open until March 20, 2014, you can download the entry form here. You can also check out the contest by going to Google.com I wish I could give you some advice as to what these Google eggheads are looking for, but it seems a pretty dicey prospect. And if I have to explain to you what a Google Doodle is, well, you’re already not going to win. Here’s last year’s winning Doodle, made by a 17-year
Apparently the theme was “Pedophile Military Impersonators Make The World A More Colorful Place” or something pleasant like “Best Day Ever.” According to the folks at Tech Times: “The first round of judging will be done by Googlers with the help of select judges such as The Lego Movie directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord; “Percy Jackson Series” creator Rick Riordan; author Daniel Handler; astronaut Ron Garan; and robotics designer Lee Magpili, among others.”
So start thinking in that direction. Also, kids, for additional help — look over the financial papers to see what acquisitions Google has made lately. Chances are they will just use your earnest artwork to whore their latest boondoggle.
Best of luck all! Also, that $30,000 is in the form of a scholarship, so hopefully your dealer takes those.
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