Doodle 4 Google 2013 is Open for Submission! Winning Prize $30K in Scholarship

Google is inviting K-12 students around the United States for the 6th annual U.S. Doodle 4 Google competition. The winning artist will win a $30k college scholarship, and $50k technology grant for school. Also, Google pledges $2.65M to the Energy Foundation to support policy reforms for more intelligent energy use. And, the Ad Blitz Pre-Game, a YouTube channel curated playoff coverage and predictions for the Big Game launches.

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6th annual U.S. Doodle 4 Google competition launch today, inviting K-12 students around the country to create their own "doodle" of about this year's theme: "My Best Day Ever..."

To be eligible to participate all entries must be received by March 22 with a parent or guardian's signature.

Google says on May 1, it will open up a public vote for the 50 State Winners. And, on May 22, during a a national awards ceremony, a National Winner, whose doodle will appear on the Google homepage will be announced.

"The winning artist will see their work on the Google homepage for a day, win a $30,000 college scholarship, and win a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school. In addition, all the State Winners will have their artwork on display at the American Museum of Natural History from May 22 to July 14," informs Google.

For more details, check out google.com/doodle4google.

In other news, in an effort to change how we use electricity today since decades--Google.org is giving a $2.65M grant to the Energy Foundation to support policy reforms that will lead to more intelligent energy use.

Google aims to bring changes in to the following three fundamental areas:

  • "Smarter electricity rates that encourage consumers to be more efficient, shift their electricity use to times when it's cheaper and produce their own on-site energy;
  • Access to electricity markets for consumers and other businesses so they can be compensated for cutting energy use at key times; and
  • Open data policies that give customers access to their own energy data, which they can use or share with third parties they select, promoting better energy management tools and services," Google adds.

Also, to offer the best of the experience during the biggest sports event of the year, the Big Game, AdBlizt launches Pre-Game, an YouTube channel that curated playoff coverage and predictions for the Big Game.

The Pre-Game runs through February 2, after "that you'll be able to watch and vote favorite game commercials on the same Ad Blitz channel," google added.

Ad Blitz Pre-Game YouTube channel