"If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place..."
The competition, open to kids Kindergarten through 12th grade, is taking submissions through Thursday, March 20th, 2014.
Prizes include a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 Google for Education Technology grant for his or her school and, of course, the thrill of seeing his or her doodle on the Google homepage.
In typical Google fashion, there's a "Connected Classrooms" component to the competition that uses Google hangouts & classroom activities to further enrich the experience. Connected Classrooms is another way for kids to learn about the creative process. The first Google hangout is on February 12, 2014 at 12pm CST, and features Google Doodler, Sophia Diao.
Guest judges this year include author Rick Riordan, astronaut Ron Garan, robotics engineer Lee Magpili and several other very cool people.
The definition of "doodle" underscores the idea behind the competition. When we allow ourselves to be open and free with an idea or expression, something magnificent is born. We don't "get in the way" of a great idea.