Who wants to doodle their way to some homeschool money?! Thanks to Google, you can!
All homeschooled students are invited to enter the 2012 Doodle for Google contest – it's kind of like a homeschool history and art contest, all rolled up into one.
2012 marks Google's 3rd annual competition. In 2011, over 100,000 students from grades K-12 entered the Doodle for Google contest.
Entrants are divided up into five grade groups:
There are four levels of judging: State Finalists, State Winners, National Finalists, and one National Winner.
The national winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship to be used at the college of your choice, a $50,000 grant for a school computer lab (see restrictions for homeschool students below) a Chromebook, a Wacom digital design tablet and a T-Shirt with your Google Doodle printed on it. The winning Google Doodle will also be displayed for one day on the Google homepage, for millions of people to see!
Although homeschool students can not win the $50,000 grant for a computer lab, they can win $5000 for their home school computer lab AND a $45,000 grant that they can donate to a public library or school in their community. Pretty cool!
Google is also giving away other monetary prizes and goodies to national, state and regional finalists, so encourage your kids to enter!
The Doodle for Google theme this year is: If I could travel anywhere in time, I'd travel to... sounds like a perfect theme for homeschool students!
The deadline to enter the 2012 Doodle for Google contest is March 23, 2012. So... get your kids to start doodling their way to some great cash and prizes for their education and your home school today!
You can find all the details, entry forms and submission guidelines on the Doodle for Google website. Have fun doodling your way to some homeschool money and thanks, Google, for being homeschool friendly!