Contest Rules

1. Eligibility: The Doodle 4 Google competition (the “Competition”) is open to all pupils and students from ages 5 to 17 years old currently enrolled in formal school or enlisted in alternative learning system from both private and public school under the Department of Education in the Republic of the Philippines, excluding employees (and their families) of Google Philippines Inc. (“Google”) and any of its affiliates, as well as representatives or agents of Google or other persons professionally connected with the 'Doodle 4 Google' competition. Persons who are (1) residents of US embargoed countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria), (2) ordinarily resident in such countries, or (3) otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programmes may not participate in this contest. In order to enter the Competition, you agree to these Official Rules (“Rules”). The Rules consist of the terms and conditions on this page and the Entry Form (“Competition Materials”).

At the time of submitting the doodle, the student or learner must be a Filipino citizen currently enrolled in a formal school or alternative learning system under the Department of Education and lives in the Philippines.

2. Competition Period: The Competition begins at midnight on July 10, 2014 (PHT) and ends at 11:59 PM (PHT) on September 19, 2014.

3. How to Enter: Entrants will submit their Google doodles on the theme 'What can I do for the Philippines '. Competition materials and instructions on how to participate in the Competition, create doodles, and submit entries will be on the website. All entries must be submitted either through the website or by physical mail to the Competition submission addresses indicated on the website. Only submissions mailed to these addresses will be accepted as valid. No entries will be accepted once judging starts. Entries received after judging starts will not be eligible for entry into the Competition. Entries submitted into the wrong age group will be disqualified. Google accepts no responsibility for entries lost, delayed, damaged, defaced, or mislaid, howsoever caused.

4. Doodle Requirements: The Doodle and supporting statement must meet the following criteria (“Doodle Requirements”):

During the Competition Period, Google, its agents and/or the Judges (defined below) will be evaluating the Doodles and supporting statements to ensure that they meet the Doodle Requirements. Google reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant who submits a Doodle and supporting statement that does not meet the Doodle Requirements. Incomplete entries or entries not complying with these Rules are subject to disqualification.

5. Judging and Selection of Winners: Doodles will be judged in the following age groups: (1) 5 - 8 years old, (2) 9 - 11 years old, (3) 12-14 years old, (4) 15-17 years old. All entries will be judged by a panel of independent “Expert Judges” and Google employees based on the following judging criteria: (A) artistic merit, (B) creativity, (C) theme communication and (D) appropriateness of the supporting statement. Google will select the best 100 doodles from each age group, across the three island groups in the Republic of Philippines. Our island groups are as follows: Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao. Guest judges will then select the best 10 doodles from each of the age group. The 40 finalist Google Doodles will be posted on, and 1 winner from each age group will be selected based on public vote of which Doodles the public considers best represent the theme 'What can I do for the Philippines'. Google Doodler will select one overall winner from the 4 age group winners.

6. Prizes: Entrants with the best 400 doodles will receive Doodle 4 Google certificates.

7. Privacy Notice: Any personal data (such as pupil’s name, pupil’s grade level, pupil’s gender, pupil’s school/age information, teacher’s name, teacher’s job title, and teacher’s contact and school information) collected during the course of the competition by Google will only be used and disclosed for purposes reasonably connected with administering and promoting this and future Doodle 4 Google competitions, including certain internal and external Google communications related to doodles or Doodle 4 Google competitions. All personal data that is collected from the Entrant is subject to Google’s Privacy Policy, located at: Any personal data may be shared with service providers Google uses for the competition. The pupil’s name (first name and surname initial) & age or year and school name & city/provincial address will be shared with the public for public voting. We may also share personal data of the overall winner and the finalists with the press for publicity purposes. Subject to parental consent (if required), the overall winner and the finalists may be required to participate in publicity such as press interviews or other promotion on the Google services connected with the Google Doodles after the competition which Google may reasonably arrange. You are entitled to access your personal data by writing to Google at the address below or by emailing to have any inaccuracies in your data amended, blocked or erased free of charge.

8. Media Activity: Google reserves the right to use the Google doodles in any manner it sees fit (including with or without attribution) within future internal or external Google communications. The doodles may also be used for press and media purposes and you agree to waive any moral rights and to not assert any other intellectual property rights that you have or may have in the doodle. Google reserves the right to publish the name and likeness of winners and their school information on its website or through other media for publicity purposes. On entering into the Competition, you agree to be involved in media activity or other promotional activity regarding the Competition. Google will contact you in advance to seek your permission if any media request interviews with the winning doodler/class. When you enter each pupil's doodle you will be asked to tick a box informing us you have received consent from the parents/guardian of each pupil (and in the case of pupil’s 12 years of age and above, also from the pupil him/herself) to the use and disclosure of personal data as outlined in these terms and conditions

9. Intellectual Property: In submitting a Google doodle each entering pupil (and their parent/guardian, if necessary) and teacher warrants that he/she is the owner of the Google doodle and the intellectual property in it and that all components of your artwork and supporting statement are indeed original creations. Any intellectual property infringement, misuse or plagiarism of another person’s work in any form or state in Google’s opinion will result in immediate disqualification and forfeiture of eligibility to receive all awards, recognition and prizes. Each pupil (and their parent/guardian, if necessary) and teacher also consents to his/her Google doodle being used in the manner set out in these terms, or (where the entrant is not the owner) that he/she has obtained the consent of the owner(s) to use it in the manner set out in these terms without any further compensation.

10. No Recourse to Judicial or Other Procedures: To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Competition are hereby excluded, and you acknowledge and agree, and expressly waive any and all such rights.

11. Limitation of Liability: To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify and keep indemnified Google at all times from and against all liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omissions by you and or a breach of any warranty by you detailed herein to the maximum extent permitted by law. You indemnify and agree to keep indemnified Google at all times from and against any liability, actions, claims, demands, losses, damages costs and expenses for or in respect of which Google will or may become liable by reason of or related or incidental to any act, default or omission by you under these rules including without limitation resulting from or in relation to any breach, non-observance, act or omission whether negligent or otherwise, pursuant to those rules by you. To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree to hold Google, its respective Directors, Officers, Employees and assigns harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Competition and/or use or acceptance of any prize won.

12. General Conditions:

13. Internet: Google is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission. Google is not responsible for theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of Competition materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind. Google is not responsible for inaccurate transmissions of or failure to display Competition materials on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the Competition is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Competition, Google reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition.

14. Promoter and Data Controller: Google Philippines Inc., Zuellig Building, Paseo de Roxas cor Makati Ave, Makati City, 1226 Philippines