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King Features VP to be Google Doodle juror

King Features Creative Vice President Frank Caruso has been asked to serve as one of the jurors for the national Doodle 4 Google Competition. The competition is open for all K-12 students in the United States and is base on this year’s theme, “If I could do Anything, I Would…” A Google “Doodle” is the decoration the company makes to its logo every so often, which have been produced to celebrate noted artists and scientists as well as holidays and events.

Frank recently helped Google doodle its logo with custom Popeye artwork to celebrate the December 8 anniversary of the birth of Elzie Crisler Segar.

Although Google has run its Doodle 4 Google competition in countries around the globe, this marks the third year the competition is being run in the United States. The winning doodle will be announced on May 26, 2010 at an event at the New York City Google Office. Among the prizes the winning student will receive are a $15,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice and a $25,000 grant toward the establishment/improvement of a computer lab for their current school.

After the National Winner is announced, an exhibit of the 40 Regional Winners and National Winner will be open to the public at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Heweitt National Design Museum in New York City from May 27 to July 8, 2010.

For more information about the contest, visit www.google.com/doodle4google.

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