Here is a letter from Google to South African teachers...
Would you like your student’s artwork to be viewed by millions of South Africans on the homepage of www.Google.co.za? Would you like your school to benefit from a R100 000 technology grant? Then we would like to invite your school to take part in the Doodle 4 Google ‘South Africa of My Dreams’ competition, which offers school children across South Africa the chance to design a Doodle to appear on Google.
At Google we use the homepage logo designs, Google Doodles, to celebrate different people, events or special dates. These Google ‘Doodles’ are usually created by our web designers and represent important cultural occasions. However, this year we would like to open this space up to the designs of South African school children between the ages of 6 - 17 years.
As we celebrate 20 Years of Freedom in South Africa this year, we are asking learners to create a Doodle around the theme ‘South Africa of My Dreams’.
We have a host of local celebrity judges lined up to shortlist their favourite Doodles, followed by the South African public casting their vote for the final winner. This Doodle will then be shown on the 2 December 2014 on the homepage of Google.co.za for all South Africans to see!
To take part, visit the Doodle 4 Google website for details and send your entries to us no later than 22 October 2014.
Attached is an introductory brochure, which provides more information on the competition, OR find it all online at www.google.co.za/doodle4google. On the website you’ll all find inspiring lesson plans that will make it easy to integrate the initiative into your daily teaching.
We look forward to seeing your Doodles portraying our beautiful country.
The Doodle 4 Google team