Google has announced a competition for anyone aged 4 to 17 years to design their own Google logo inspired by the topic “I love soccer”. The winning logo will be displayed internationally on the Google homepage for one day (11 July 2010) to celebrate the FIFA World Cup Final. This is the first ever international Doodle 4 Google competition, though there have previously been many national competitions, including the local ‘My wish for Australia’ earlier this year for display on Australia Day.
Doodles will be judged on artistic merit, creativity, and how well the entrant expresses his or her love of soccer in the title and supporting statement. One challenge, however, is that the image needs to be independent of any team they support.
The contest will run at two levels – with an Australian winner and a global winner. From the Australian submissions, Google employees will select the top ten images, before a public vote to decide the winner. This image will be displayed on google.com.au for 24 hours on 13 June 2010.
The national winner is automatically entered into the global competition, which will also be open to public voting, for the coveted global display (all participating countries’ Google homepages) on 11 July.
Before entering, participants should see the official site where they can read more information on the rules and download the Google logo guidelines.
The global winner will win a holiday for four to South Africa for nine nights, while the runner up scores two tickets and flights to a Premier League match in the UK. National winners get the glory of having their design featured, and a framed copy of their Doodle.
Doodles should be sent to Doodle 4 Google, PO Box 7005, Wetherill Park, NSW 1851.