Doodle 4 Google

Many of you may have already heard the news last week about Doodle 4 Google, and one of the best-known companies on Earth hardly needs me to herald their press releases (well, maybe that once), but this looks like such a fun contest I want to make sure you all get the details—especially if you have kids.

I’ll be one of nine guest judges (along with Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Davis, Jeff Kinney, Beverly Cleary, and some other truly cool people) and there’ll be an exhibit of the 40 finalists at the Whitney this spring.

I love kid’s art. DC had me help judge a cereal box competition many years ago and it was one of my fondest memories from that period. I can’t wait to see what America’s kids have in store this time.

Discussion (7)¬

  1. What an absolute treat, just fun all the way around!.. Good luck with the judging, I know how tedious it can get sometimes!.. 😉

  2. Bluus says:

    That’s a pretty awesome contest for kids! If I had any kids or young siblings or cousins or anything I’d try and get them to participate. Best of luck with the judging!

  3. Jay says:

    Haha oh man. I had a several friends do Doodle for Google while we were in highschool, but I could never come up with a good enough idea to start with and never tried myself.
    Kind of mad now that the year I become too old to participate is the year YOU become judge. Major bummer.

  4. ACGalaga says:

    Is it limited to the USA? I have a few students that might be interested, but they live in Japan.

  5. Meredith says:

    Which contest did you judge, Scott? I won an Atari 2600 in the Kelloggs Stick Up for Breakfast contest back in the day. And I’m still drawing. And gaming. 🙂

    • Scott says:

      Not sure what the name was, but it involved kids making up and drawing villains going into battle with pre-drawn superheroes.

      I was asked to take a few hundred and reduce them to finalists for someone else to judge.

      This was around 1982-83.