#411: Doodle For Google, Free Norwegian Cruises & More!

11th Annual Doodle For Google Contest Is Back!

  • If you know a student (K-12) who loves to draw and would like their design displayed on the Google homepage, this contest is for them!
  • The national winner's drawing will be displayed on Google.com for a day and they'll receive a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 technology package for their school or non-profit organization and a trip to Google's headquarters in California
  • Four national finalists will also each receive a $5,000 scholarship and free trip to Google headquarters.
  • The theme is to “When I grow up I hope”
  • Celebrity judges include Kermit the Frog & Jimmy Fallon
  • Better act fast though, the deadline to enter is tonight by 11pm at doodle4google.com


Norwegian Cruise Line Giving Away Free Cruises To Teachers

  • Norwegian Cruise Line is giving away a seven-day cruise for two to 15 teachers in the U.S. and Canada. 
  • If interested, all you have to do is nominate an educator "who demonstrates a passion for spreading the joy of learning," in 250 words or less. 
  • The top 15 will receive a free cruise for two, an invitation to an award ceremony in Seattle - which includes airfare and accommodations - and a chance to win $15,000 for their school. 
  • Nominations will be accepted through April 12


DQ Free Cones Day Is Back

  • Kick off the first day of spring with a free small soft serve cone
  • You can pick one up at any non-mall location while supplies last


James Gunn Rehired To Direct Guardian of the Galaxy 3

  • Last summer Gunn was fired by Disney when old social media posts joking about pedophilia and rape resurfaced
  • Disney & marvel have decided to reinstate the director for his public apology and “general handling of the controversy”
  • Following the Guardians of the Galaxy fallout, he was hired by DC to direct Suicide Squad 2, which he’ll complete before starting work on GG3



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