If you visited Google's home page on July 24, you may have noticed something interesting about the logo. On that day, the word Google appeared on the wings of a plane. The date was Amelia Earhart's 115th birthday, so Google took the opportunity to celebrate the famous pilot.
Whether it's to honor a person or to mark an event, Google often changes its logo. The special designs are called Doodles. Since 1998, there have been more than 1,500 of them!
If you think you have what it takes to create a Doodle of your own, now's your chance. Once a year, the Doodle 4 Google contest invites kids to be the Doodlers.
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The theme for this year's contest is "My Best Day Ever." The work of 250 finalists will appear online. One grand-prize winner will get money for his or her education.
Worried that you aren't a skilled-enough artist to enter the competition? Don't be, says Ryan Germick, who leads Google's Doodle team. "It's really about how well you communicate your idea."
Last year's top prize went to Dylan Hoffman, who was 7 when his Doodle won. "It was colorful and fun, and the concept really shone through," says Germick.
You can download an entry form at google.com/doodle4google. The contest ends on March 22. So, what are you waiting for? Get Doodling!
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