Google is making a final call for entries for its Doodle 4 Google creative art and design competition and is encouraging Mayo primary and secondary schools to get involved. Thirty-eight Mayo schools have already registered but there is still time to get involved as the final deadline for entries is December 12.
Students entering the competition are required to create a doodle designed on, around and through the Google logo - based on the theme My Ireland. The lucky winner will have their doodle displayed on the Google home page in Ireland, the UK, Canada and the US to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. They will also win a laptop for themselves and their teacher and the winning school will receive a €10,000 technology grant.
Google will select the finalists from Mayo and an expert judging panel will then select the four Mayo winners – one per category. These doodles, along with county winners from all over the Republic of Ireland, will then be displayed on the competition website where the Irish public can view them and vote for their favourite four – one from each category. Dennis Hwang, Google’s chief doodler, will then select the overall winner.
Google’s Adele Cooper, Director, EMEA Customer Marketing, said: “Competition entries have been flooding in from all over the country and we are delighted with the response from Mayo schools, particularly from primary schools. However, we would like to encourage and remind secondary schools that they still have time to enter and be in with a chance of winning some great prizes for themselves and their school.”
Interested schools can enter the competition by logging onto the competition website www.google.ie/doodle4google/