Feeds

Need some college cash? Google offers $80K for students' doodles

Logo design contest returns for another year

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Google is once again opening its homepage up to student designers with a logo art contest carrying $80,000 in prizes.

This edition of the Chocolate Factory's "Doodle 4 Google" contest offers students the chance to reinterpret the Google search logo, where the winner will receive both a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 grant for his or her school.

The theme for this year's competition will be "if I could invent one thing to make the world a better place." The competition is limited to students in the US and the deadline for submissions is March 20.

"Creating the best doodle comes with major perks: this year – for the first time ever – the winner of the competition will become an honorary Google Doodler for a day and animate his or her Doodle for the homepage with the Doodle team," Google Doodle team lead Ryan Germick said in a blog post announcing the contest.

"The winning Doodle will then be featured on the Google homepage for a day for millions to see."

The "Doodle 4 Google" contest has become an annual tradition for the ad-slinging giant. Every year the company opens its doors to students who compete for the chance to create a unique redesign of the Google logo as part of the company's student outreach efforts.

Even when it's not running the contest, Google regularly marks holidays, current events, and important anniversaries by creating custom logo designs which run on the Google search landing page.

Past Doodle designs have included tributes to computing pioneers, scientists and even mini-games. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?
Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.