What and When was the First Google Doodle Released?
The Google Doodle is a day-long celebration of the year’s most important events, people and moments. On August 30, 1998, the first Google Doodle appeared on the homepage of the search engine. The search engine’s developers, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin used it as an out-of-office sign while away from the office in Nevada, USA, attending the Burning Man event before Google was formally established.
Since then, each year has been marked by a different theme or event that celebrates an important figure in history or culture.
The Doodle’s First Iterations
When Larry Page and Sergey Brin went on vacation to the Burning Man Festival in the summer of 1998, they came up with the idea for the first Google Doodle. The stick figure from the festival loitered behind the letter “O” in their basic Doodle, but users adored the fun touch it added to the otherwise straightforward logo.
Who Creates the Google Doodles?
The original Google Doodle was created by the company’s founders, but it was an intern who started creating them much later. Dennis Hwang was given the duty of creating a Doodle in 2000 by Page and Brin to commemorate Bastille Day. As a result of the positive feedback, Hwang unintentionally became Chief Doodler (he is now the company’s Webmaster), and what had originally been an informal Out of Office has evolved into a trademark of Google’s brand.
Today, Google Doodle creation is handled by a separate department. Doodles have evolved into something completely different from what they were previously, which was just artwork with tweaks. Currently, groups of engineers and illustrators collaborate to produce works of live art and games that commemorate many different occasions, dates, and events worldwide. The Doodlers group is renowned for its ability to think of unique ideas for occasions like Mother’s Day and Ice Cream Sundae Day.
Here’s How Google Doddle Works
To celebrate an event or person from around the world, we ask you to come up with creative ideas that show off their achievements in your way. It can be anything from original artwork or animation to a short video or even writing a poem about them – whatever inspires you! It’s up to you! Each day between now and May 1st, we invite artists from around the globe to submit their work online and get participated.
Google Announced Their Doodle Winner of 2022
Recognizing that others are also available to assist you in the world is sometimes a necessary part of taking care of yourself.
In the 2022 Doodle for Google Contest, Sophie Araque-Liu won the national prize Google announced on Tuesday that her Doodle, titled Not Alone, had won the 2022 Doodle for Google competition, an annual contest open to US schoolchildren. The topic for this year was “I take care of myself by…”
The Florida high school girl claimed that her mother, who offered support, comfort, and encouragement to help her get over the isolation and loneliness of the pandemic, served as the idea for the Doodle.
Along with their artwork, participants had to provide a brief, original description of their theme. The high school girl from Florida described how she takes care of herself.
“I look after myself by letting others look after me. I frequently struggle to carry a load alone and lose sight of the many individuals, including my mother, who cares about me and wishes to support me. In addition to lowering my stress levels, being open to receiving assistance from others also empowers me to take on problems that I otherwise would not be able to.
Google reports that the competition judges thought Sophie’s message of relying on one’s network of supporters would resonate with those who have faced hardship.
According to Google, the contest judges believed Sophie’s message—that one should rely on their support networks—would be particularly meaningful to people who have experienced hardship.
Although everyone, including children, experiences stress differently, it is true that stress is a normal part of life.
Along with having her Doodle display for a day on Google’s home page, Sophie will also get a $50,000 technology award, a $30,000 college scholarship, and a $30,000 scholarship.
Her Doodle is also featured in a collection of artwork for all the state winners chosen from submissions made by children in the US, Guam, grades K through 12, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.