Google has launched its Doodle 4 Google campaign for 2015 and is inviting US school pupils of all ages to submit their entries. The winner will get their artwork shown on the Google homepage for one day, and one winner will also get a $30,000 college scholarship. The theme of this year’s contest is “What makes me…me”, and artists are encouraged to use any material they like to create their doodle…

 From cave paintings to selfies, artists have always found creative ways of expressing themselves. Now, with the Google homepage as their canvas, we’re asking students to do the same. Young artists can doodle with any materials to show what makes them unique, and the winner’s artwork will be featured on our homepage for a day.

There will be one national winner and he/she will win the following prizes:

  • $30k college scholarship
  • $50k Google for Education grant for his/her school
  • Trip to Google HQ to meet Google Doodlers (with a teacher of his/her choice)
  • Chromebook
  • Android tablet
  • T-shirt printed with his/her doodle on it

As well as one national winner, there will be four national finalists who will win:

  • $5k college scholarship
  • Trip to Google HQ to meet Google Doodlers
  • Android tablet
  • T-shirt printed with their doodle on it

There will also be 48 state and territory winners, all of whom will receive an Android tablet and a t-shirt printed with their doodle on it. The judges this year include B.J. Novak (aka Ryan from The Office), professional soccer player Alex Morgan, director & animator Glen Keane, astronaut and professor Dr. Yvonne Cagle, basketball player Stephen Curry and Boston Legal/Modern Family star, Julie Bowen.

The competition is open from today until December 7th to US school students from grades K-12, and entries will be accepted between now and December 7th. Public voting will begin on February 8th and end on February 22nd; the winner will be announced on March 28th. You can read more about the Doodle 4 Google contest and see some examples of doodles on the official page. To enter, students need to fill in a submission form online including their name, school grade, region and upload an image of their doodle in JPG, PNG or PDF format. Full contest terms and conditions are available to read here.

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