Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Design a Doodle4Google

Win a chance for your doodle to be used on the google homepage.  Click here for more info, and see Ms. Cullen or Mr. Watts in the Art Department for full details. All entries must be in by the end of this term.

Google are inviting Irish students to create their own doodle by taking part in Doodle 4 Google!

The winning student will have their doodle appear on the Google Ireland homepage for 24 hours and will also receive a €10,000 technology grant for their school.

This year's theme is 'My Future' and they want Irish students to think big and dream big with their designs. Students will help shape the world of tomorrow and Google can't wait to see our pupils interpretations of the future.

 Top Ten Tips

Make sure your design complements the shape of the letters in the Google logo, but don't let that restrict your creativity.

Experiment with different media to see which one works best for your design (you can even create your doodle on your PC).

Don't over-complicate your design – simpler images often have the most impact.

Remember that your design could end up on the Google homepage, so imagine how it will look on screen.

To find inspiration around the "What I Wish for the World?" theme, try thinking about the future and how you would like it to differ from the present.

Remember to use color well and think about how it interacts with a white background.

Avoid commercial or copyrighted images.
Think outside the box – try to create a doodle that's different from your classmates and hasn't been done before.

Feel free to use the space behind and in front of the Google letters, but try to maintain your design's overall balance.

Have fun! "Doodle 4 Google" is all about creativity and enjoying designing fun things. Think about how you want to change the world.