We've got football fever at Google, so to celebrate the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off later this month, we invited young people across New Zealand (and the world) to show their love for the game by designing a football-inspired Google logo for Google's first-ever global Doodle 4 Google competition.
Now the entries are in – and it's time for Kiwis to pick their favourite design!
Young people aged between 4-17 were asked to design their own Google logo inspired by the topic “I love football". From the many New Zealand entries received, 10 have been selected to go up for public vote at www.google.co.nz/doodle4google.
The New Zealand doodle that receives the most votes will be displayed on the Google New Zealand homepage for 24 hours to support the All Whites on the day of their first match on 15 June 2010, and will be viewed by millions of people.
The New Zealand winner will then be entered into the global competition, in which people from around the world will vote for their overall favourite doodle. The winning design will be displayed on the Google homepage of all participating countries for 24 hours in July 2010. The winner and the runner-up will win amazing prizes, including a holiday to South Africa (the host country of the 2010 FIFA World Cup).
And while the competition is the first-ever international Doodle 4 Google competition, it’s actually the second time Kiwis have had the chance to design their own Google Doodle. The inaugural New Zealand Doodle 4 Google competition was held in 2009, where school students were asked to illustrate their vision of “My New Zealand”. It was won by Nelson schoolgirl Amelia Abbott, whose doodle was displayed on Google.co.nz for one day in February 2010.
To cast your vote, head to www.google.co.nz/doodle4google. Voting is open between June 1-7 so get in quick!Congratulations to our New Zealand Doodle 4 Google ‘I Love Football’ Top 10: