US student could ‘doodle’ way to college money

Updated 15 January 2013
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US student could ‘doodle’ way to college money

SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Monday launched a competition that will let a US student “doodle” his or her way to cash for college along with landing grant money to fund technology education at their grade school. The California-based Internet titan announced its sixth annual “Doodle 4 Google” contest in which students from kindergarten to 12th grade vie to create a winning “doodle,” a creative design playing off the search page logo. The doodle contest theme is “My best day ever.”
“Each year we have a broad theme to provide some inspiration while letting young artists’ imagination roam free,” Google said in a blog post. “We hope to give kids a chance to explore themes that could be imaginary, exploratory or even sentimental, past, present or future.” The winning artwork will be displayed for the Internet world to see at Google.com and its creator will get $ 30,000 in scholarship money to help pay for college.
Their school will get a $50,000 technology grant. Doodles can be submitted until March 22, with judges selecting a top contender from each US state and the public voting online at google.com/doodle4google to help determine national finalists.
The panel of judges includes puppeteer and Jim Henson company chairman Brian Henson; journalist and author Katie Couric, and graphic novel author and illustrator Kabu Kibuishi. Contest information is available online at google.com/doodle4google and in a YouTube video posted at youtu.be/s1PPYo6WL-Q.


Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

Updated 36 min 29 sec ago
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

  • Kate, the wife of Prince William, was admitted to hospital on Monday to give birth to the couple's third child and the latest member of Britain's royal family
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as the couple are officially known, drove from their home Kensington Palace in central London to St Mary's Hospital in west London

London: Kensington Palace said on Monday the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to her third child, a boy weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces (3.8 kilograms).
The palace says the child was born at 11:01 a.m. (1001 GMT), a few hours after Kate was admitted to London's St. Mary's Hospital in labor.
Prince William was present for the birth of his son, who is fifth in line to the throne.
The palace said: "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news."