Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Doodle4Google - are your learners drawing doodles? Closing date 22 October



Have you entered the Doodle4Google South Africa competition with its great prizes on offer? The closing date is October 22nd. Drawing these doodles could be a great end-of-term activity for your class. Read the following letter from Google South Africa 

"Dear Teacher

Would you like your student’s artwork to be viewed by millions of South Africans on the homepage of www.google.co.zaWould 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 special 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, download the competition entry form and get your learners Doodling. Learners can take part in the competition by Doodling as a homework assignment or you could have a Doodle day , as a classroom activity.

Submit the entry forms online or post them to us no later than 22 October 2014For more information visit our website at ww.google.co.za/doodle4google,where you’ll find all details of the competition and 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.

Good luck!
The Doodle 4 Google team"

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