Doodle 4 Google - My
Terms & Conditions
- 1. This competition is open to Australian residents attending a participating school in
Australia in Years 1 to 10, who have obtained their parents' and/or legal guardians'
permission to enter and whose parents and/or legal guardians consent to be bound by these
terms and conditions in their own right and on behalf of the entrant excluding employees
(and their immediate families) of Google Australia Pty Ltd ("Google") and any affiliates,
as well as representatives or agencies of Google or other persons professionally connected
with the Doodle 4 Google competition. Information on how to enter and prize details set out
in all communications regarding the Doodle 4 Google competition form part of the terms and
- 2. Entrants will be grouped into 4 year groups: years 1 to 3, years 4 to 6, years 7 to
8 and years 9 to 10 (each a "Year Group"). Entrants must submit their Google Doodles, being
modifications of the Google logo representing the theme "My Future Australia", to their
schools, who will then select the 8 Google Doodles, including 2 Google Doodles from each
Year Group, judged to be the best representations of the "My Future Australia" theme from
the entries submitted to that school, to be sent to Google. The school’s decision is final
in this matter and Google will not accept any entries by any other route. The opening date
for receipt of entries by Google from schools is 22 July, 2011 and the closing date for
receipt of entries by Google from schools is midnight (local time in New South Wales) on 23
September 2011. Entries received after this time will not be eligible for entry into the
Doodle 4 Google competition. An entrant's school may set a closing time for submission of
entries to that school. An entrant must submit his or her entry to his or her school by
- 3. At the Heats stage, Google will select 320 (80 from each Year Group) State and
Territory Finalists from which 32 (8 from each Year Group) State and Territory Winners will
be shortlisted from the entries submitted by schools in all Australian States and
Territories. Winners and finalists will be selected by a panel consisting of independent
judges and Google employees, judged on the best representations of the "My Future
Australia" theme and include the following judging criteria:(i) artistic merit (ii)
creativity (iii) communication of the Contest theme (iv) appropriateness of supporting
artist statement, and(v) whether the submission adheres to these Rules. Winners and
finalists will be notified via their school on or before 16 October 2011.
- 4. At the National Final stage the 4 National Year Group Winners will be invited to
attend an awards ceremony at a location to be determined by Google. The 4 National Year
Group Winners are determined from an online public vote via www.google.com.au/doodle4google
(open from 9 a.m. AEDT Monday, 17 October 2011 to midnight AEDT, on Wednesday 26th October
2011). The 4 National Year Group Winners will be selected from the 32 State and Territory
Winners. From the 4 National Year Group Winners, 1 National Winner will be selected by
- 5. The National Winner will receive a 17-inch 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 MacBook
Pro. The winner will receive for his or her school AUD$10,000 of technology equipment. In
addition, the National Winner's Google Doodle will be displayed on the www.google.com.au
home page for one day, unless Google is required to remove or not upload the Google Doodle
as a result of a legal complaint or if the Google Doodle breaches any applicable law.
- 6. The other 3 Year Group Winners will each win an interactive touch screen white board
for their school and a a 15-inch 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro.
- The 32 State and Territory Winners will each receive a reproduction of their Google
Doodle for their school.
- The 320 State and Territory Finalists will each receive a Doodle 4 Google certificate.
- Any prize(s) that remain unclaimed by 28 February, 2012 will be awarded to the next
best entry(ies), as judged by the panel consisting of independent judges and Google
- Any personal information collected during the course of the Doodle 4 Google competition
by Google will only be used for administering this competition, or as otherwise set out in
these terms and conditions. Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Doodle 4
Google competition constitutes the entrant's and his or her parent's and/or legal
guardian's consent to the storage, use and disclosure of the entrant's entry details as set
out in these terms and conditions and also constitutes acknowledgment by the entrant and
his or her parent and/or legal guardian that Google may use overseas facilities to process,
store or back up its information. However, this does not change any of Google's commitments
to safeguard the entrant's privacy. Subject to parental and/or legal guardian consent, the
National Winner and the finalists may be required to participate in publicity such as press
interviews or other promotion on the Google services, or those of its Doodle 4 Google
partners, connected with the Google Doodles after the conclusion of the Doodle 4 Google
competition which Google or its partners may reasonably arrange. Entrants acknowledge that
Google may partner with one or more organisations for the purposes of the Doodle 4 Google
competition, and entrants' personal information and Google Doodles may be disclosed to
- Google and its Doodle 4 Google partners may use the Google Doodles in any manner they
see fit (including with or without attribution) within future communications. The Google
Doodles may also be used by Google and its Doodle 4 Google partners for press and media
- All entries and any intellectual property rights in such entries become and remain the
sole property of Google. Each entrant consents to all relevant acts or omissions in
relation to that person's moral rights in his or her entry which may or might otherwise
constitute a breach or infringement of those moral rights and, to the extent permitted by
law, waives all of his or her moral rights in the entry. The entrant agrees that, except
where prohibited by law, and unless otherwise advised by the entrant, all entries will be
entered into a database and Google reserves the right to use the entrant's entry for future
promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and
without any fee being paid by or to the entrant.
- Google accepts no responsibility for entries lost, delayed, damaged, defaced, or
mislaid, howsoever caused.
- Entries will not be returned. Only one entry per person
- Google’s decision is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into in
relation to such decision.
- There is no cash alternative and the prizes must be taken as offered. Google reserves
the right to substitute prize(s) of an equivalent value should a prize become unavailable
for any reason. If any winner is not able for whatever reason to accept their prize then
Google reserves the right to award the prize to the next best entry, as judged by the panel
consisting of independent judges and Google employees.
- Awards Ceremony: All National Age Group Winners must be accompanied by a parent or
guardian. For finalists traveling from interstate in Australia, Google will provide return
economy class air travel and transfer from airport to hotel for the finalist and one parent
or guardian, plus 1 night’s hotel accommodation. For finalists traveling from within the
state or territory in which the Awards Ceremony is held, Google will provide the most
efficient mode of transport for the finalist and one parent or guardian (as agreed with the
finalist's parent or guardian). Google will arrange and pay for dinner, breakfast and lunch
for each finalist and his or her parent or guardian.
- First Prize: Acceptance of the first prize is subject to permission from a parent or
legal guardian. The prize consists of a 17-inch 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro,
an interactive touch screen white board and AUD$10,000 of technology equipment for the
winner's school, as well as a reproduction of the winner's Google Doodle. The technology
equipment to be purchased for the winner's school will be agreed by Google and the winner's
school. The total cost of the technology equipment component of the prize cannot exceed
AUD$10,000 and any unused portion cannot be redeemed.
- On entering the Doodle 4 Google competition, each entrant agrees to be involved in
media activity regarding the competition. Google will contact entrants in advance to seek
permission if any media request interviews with the winning doodler or a doodler's class.
If an entrant is selected as a winner and asked to take part in media interviews, parents
of all children asked to take part in the interview will be asked to fill out a media
consent form provided by Google.
- Google does not assume any responsibility for any products and services offered under
the Doodle 4 Google competition. The products and services are provided solely by the
relevant vendors, under such terms and conditions as determined by such vendors, and Google
accepts no liability whatsoever in connection with such products and services. The products
and services have not been certified by Google and under no circumstances shall the
inclusion of any product or service in the Doodle 4 Google competition be construed as an
endorsement or recommendation of such product or service by Google.
- The entrants and their parents and/or legal guardians acknowledge that Google and its
directors, officers, employees and agents, shall not be liable for any loss or damage
whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss)
or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the entrant's
participation in the Doodle 4 Google competition or a prize winner's receipt or use of any
part of the prizes or for any personal injury suffered during the course of the prize
winning travel, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
- Except for warranties and conditions implied by law which cannot be excluded, Google
makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the quality or
suitability of any prizes awarded under these terms and conditions. Certain legislation may
imply conditions or warranties which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified except to a
limited extent. In this event, to the extent permitted by law, Google's liability is
limited to, at its option: (i) the replacement of the prize or the supply of an equivalent
prize; or (ii) the payment, if it does not contravene any law, of the cost of the
replacement or supply.
- These terms and conditions will be governed by the laws of the State or Territory of
Australia in which the entrant resides.
- Promoter: Google, Level 5, Workplace 6, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont, 2009 Australia.
For more information about Doodle 4 Google please use the contact information below or
Information for schools:
Information for press:
- School Registration Deadline
- Doodle Entry Deadline
- State and Territory Finalists Announced
- Online Public Vote
- Awards Ceremony and National Winners Announced