GOOGLE has launched its sixth annual Doodle competition for children.
This year’s theme is ‘My Adventure’ and children are being encouraged to let their inner spirit run wild and get creative.
The winner will receive a €5,000 scholarship towards their third level studies.
The winner will be announced on March 24 and the successful doodle will appear on the Google Ireland homepage.
John Herlihy, Head of Google Ireland said, “Inspiring young people’s creativity and encouraging them to use their imaginations is something that is very important to Google. For this year’s competition we have chosen the theme ‘My Adventure’, so whether it’s exploring outer space, climbing Mount Everest or just experiencing adventures in the playground, we can’t wait for this year’s entrants to take us on their adventure with their own interpretation of the theme.”
A team of panelists will narrow down entrants to to 75 finalists, 15 from each of five categories:
The categories are:
Class Group 1 – Junior Infants, Senior Infants
Class Group 2 - 1st Class, 2nd Class
Class Group 3 – 3rd Class, 4th Class, 5th Class, 6th Class
Class Group 4 – 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year
Class Group 5 – Transition Year, 5th Year, 6th Year, Youthreach
The general public will vote for their favourite doodle while the winners of each category will go forward to a Grand Final event where the overall winner, as chosen by the official Google doodle team, will be announced.
The deadline for entries is December 13 2013.
For more information on the competition please visit www.google.ie/doodle4google/.