Have you heard the phrase Google Doodle? Maybe! Maybe not! Google doodle is a particular, transitory alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages. The doodle intended to recall holidays and events and show respect to specific countries’ remarkable historical figures.
What is Doodle?
Doodle is just images with hover text. Hover text means when you put the mouse’s cursor on the triggered area, it will show the subject or express a holiday greeting. Doodlers make doodles.
Who are the Doodlers?
For any creation, there is always a creator. The same thing goes with Doodle perspective. The people who design Google doodles are known as doodlers. Illustrators, engineers and artists work altogether as a team in the making of any doodle.
How did the Doodle Idea Develop?
Back in 1998, when Google founders Sergey Brin and Lawrence E. Page were attending the “Burning Man Festival”. That time they created a simple message. If the system crash, it would convey a message as out of office. They developed the doodle idea in this way by this message.
Doodle for Google Contest
Google execute a contest for school students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. This contest is known as Doodle for Google. It’s a beautiful opportunity for students throughout the world.
This contest was originated in the United Kingdom; later, it expanded to the United States and other countries. Now, this Doodle for Google contest run across ten regions. The regions names are given below:
- Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
- New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
- Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia
- Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
- Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
- Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, central Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
- Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee
- Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
- Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming
- Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington
The reward of the Doodle Contest
The champion’s doodle will appear on the Google homepage. Also, they will be taken up a scholarship of $30,000 from the college of their choice. Moreover, they will get a T-shirt having their doodle sketched on it.
Another exciting reward they will get is a Google Chromebook, Wacom digital design tablet. Not only that, they will get to serve their schools too! Because for the winner’s school, Google provides a $100,000 technology grant for tablets or Chromebooks. What a proud achievement that would be!
Nothing Comes Without Criticism!
Criticism about the doodle started on September 13, 2007. That was the first time it received criticism due to honouring Roald Dahl’s author on his birth anniversary. Later, it was also criticized for U.S. patriotic day; Gender-related SPARK Movement, Religious issues, Easter, etc. The mentionable thing is that Google didn’t respond to any of that criticism.
Doodle for Google is a fantastic opportunity for the students to create a unique identity for themselves. Don’t you think it’s an exciting matter as the champion’s doodle would be featured on the local Google Homepage as a doodle?