I really love Google Doodles!
They never fail to bring a smile to my face and I just love sharing what has become a morning ‘find’ with family, friends and work colleagues when I open Google.com on my laptop in the morning. I’m in awe of both the creativity and the ingenuity of their creators.
Google Doodles started quite some time ago – 1998 in fact! A read of the Google Doodle ‘about’ page gives an account of how and why they were developed. Today there are more than 1000 Google Doodles worldwide.
In case you miss them on a day-to-day basis, it’s possible to look back at all of the Google Doodles that have been created – country by country or year by year. One of my most favourite was that commemorating Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday. Incorporating music and movement with the visual image was a great way to pay homage to both Mercury and the awesome music of Queen.
Not content with just creating the doodles though, Google, some years ago, extended an invitation to school students to Doodle 4 Google. With enticing prizes on offer, K-12 students are invited to explore their artistic talent in this annual competition.
And if you think opportunities are there for just American students, think again. The Australian Google team is encouraging Aussie kids to get involved too! Details of the 2013 Australian Google 4 Doodle will be posted on June 6 this year. A few years ago, it was with much pleasure that one of the students in my school was shortlisted in the middle secondary year category. Watching kids across our school ‘vote’ for their favourite Doodle was inspiring!
You gotta be in it to win it!!