Doodle 4 Google Contest 2012 Kicks Off

Google has opened "Doodle 4 Google" art contest for US citizen students as a part of the "2012 student contest". In the competition, students will be competing with each other for getting a chance to get their own doodle used as the home page logo on the popular web search giant.

The theme for this year's contest is "If I could travel in time, I'd visit.....". The guest judges assigned for judging the contest include: pop star Katy Perry, star children's author Mo Willems, fantasy authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh creator of "Phineas and Ferb" and "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks reports The Washington Post.

This year there will be 50 winners, one from every state in the US. The winning entry will be featured on the Google home page on 18th May and the winner will also get $30,000 scholarship and the school of the winner will get $50,000 technology grant.

Ryan Germick, chief doodler, commented that, "This is my favourite time of year." The entries can be submitted via e-mail or even digitally, stated Germick, reported Los Angeles Times.

The awards ceremony will be held on 17th May in New York and all the 50 finalists will be flown there. The guest judges will hopefully be present at the event and the kids will get a chance to interact with them. According to Google's spokeswoman, the company is hopeful that "most of our guest judges will be able to attend" the event.