The Department of Education (DepEd) encourages the Filipino students to join the Doodle 4 Google Philippines 2014 with the theme, “What can I do for the Philippines?”. This competition aims to involve Filipino students from both formal and informal schools in creating a new design of Google doodle that would be featured on Google Philippine’s homepage for 24 hours on November 2014 for millions of Philippines to enjoy.

DepEd Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC said that DepEd supports Google Philippine Inc., in its aim to encourage Filipino youth to be creative both online and offline through Google 4 Doodle. Furthermore, he believed that this will be a way for learners to learn 21st century skills.The competition could enhance the ability of students to merge art, technology and patriotism.

DepEd Calls Students to Join Doodle 4 Google "What can I do for the Philippines?" 2014

For those who are interested, joining as easy as one, two, three, since there are only three steps. You can start by downloading the Doodle 4 Google template. Step two is to print out the template and let the artistic side of you take charge. Third and final step is to submit the entry either online or through postal. All applications must be accompanied by a completed official entry form signed by the student’s parent or guardian. Take note that all forms must be complete or else you would be disqualified. Also, one person can only submit one entry. Postal address nearest you is posted on Google’official website.

Doodles will be grouped by the student's and learner's age. Age groups are broken down as:
1. Ages 5 - 8
2. Ages 9 - 11
3. Ages 12 - 14
4. Ages 15 - 17

The judging criteria would be: artistic merit, creativity and theme communication.

400 doodles (100 in each age group) from all over the Philippines will be judged and receive Doodle 4 Google certificates. Ten finalists in each age group will be selected and invited to the award ceremony wearing a t-shirt with his or her doodle printed on it and get Doodle 4 Google goody bags. The 40 doodles will be posted on the website on October 6, 2014.

One winner per group will be selected according to the votes. Out of the 4 winners who would each receive a Medal awarded by Google, Nexus 7 tablets, 3D doodling pens, and PHP 5, 000 worth of gift certificates from National Book Store, there will be only one grand winner who will take home the following: 

  • Trophy awarded by Google
  • Acer C720 Chromebook
  • Art kit from National Book Store
  • PHP 400,000 educational grant from BPI Foundation to be used at a school/college in the Philippines of his or her choice
  • PHP 350, 000 connectivity grant for his or her school or community learning center from PLDT- Smart Foundation

His or her doodle displayed on Google Philippines homepage for 24 hours on November 2014.
So what are you waiting for? Let the artist in you come out and claim the prizes while also expressing your love of your country. Join the Doodle 4 Google Philippines 2014! References: DepED, Google

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