2014 Google Design Competition Celebrates Inventions

Since our creative workspace, Inventionland, has been compared to and ranked even“odder” than Google headquarters, we certainly can appreciate Google’s latest efforts to inspire young creators everywhere.

Google has just launched their 2014 Doodle 4 Google competition. Last week, the Google homepage reflected the competition’s theme, coaxing “If you could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”

The contest prompts young innovators to submit a Google Doodle under this year’s “invention” theme. The student whose artwork is selected as the winning entry will get to see their creation on the Google homepage, in addition to receiving a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for their school.

Yes, we all love to use Google and are often entertained by their doodles. But, you may be wondering why they’ve selected an invention theme for this year’s contest. Well, they couldn’t have said it better themselves.

“Before there was an airplane, there were doodles of cool flying machines. And before there was a submarine, there were doodles of magical underwater sea explorers. Since the beginning of time, ideas big and small, practical and playful, have started out as doodles. And we’re ready for more.”

The web search leader even goes as far as crediting their existence to creative minds everywhere.

“Google would not exist today if it weren’t for creativity, passion, and imagination; so, we love to celebrate and promote these values in our younger users.”

Google is encouraging students in grades K-12 to submit their artwork by March 20th.

With the Doodle 4 Google contest winner’s artwork being displayed on the search engine on June 9th, we can’t wait to see what the creators of tomorrow come up with!

If you know a creative student who might like to participate in this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition, learn more about the contest here.

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