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Young South African Creatives to Win R100,000 in Doodle 4 Google Contest

01 August, 2014

Source: CIO East Africa

By Lilian Mutegi:

As South Africa approaches 20 years of independence, Google South Africa is calling on the country's young creative artists to take part in the Google Doodle design competition.

The winner of South Africa's first ever Doodle 4 Google competition will have their design displayed on Google South Africa's page.

Themed "South Africa of My Dreams", the competition seeks to help encourage creativity, as well as the use of technology in the classroom. Registration opened on Tuesday with the deadline for parents and teachers to submit their childrens' entries being 22 October 2014.

"At Google, we believe the most ambitious ideas and untethered creativity of young people can help make the world a better place. Doodle 4 Google is meant to inspire students to think and dream big. We'd love to see Doodles inspired by the youth's hopes and dreams for their country." Said Google in a statement.

Contestants will be grouped according to their age. With the ultimate winner not only having the chance to have their design displayed on Google South Africa's page but also winning R100 000 grant for their school.

A panel of judges which includes the likes of Radio Personality DJ Fresh, Springbok rugby player Pat Lambie, as well as Author John van de Ruit will judge contestants based on artistic merit, creativity and theme communication.

Entry forms can be downloaded on the Doodle 4 Google website. Doodles can be uploaded digitally to the site or sent by post. There's no limit to the number of doodles from any one school or family, as long as there is only one doodle per student.

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