Since Phineas and Ferb are all about creativity, perhaps it's not surprising that one of the folks who brought them to life is helping to judge a creative contest this year. For various historical anniversaries, Google famously does creative logos, called "Google Doodles", which frequently catch the attention of the Internet at large. For the last five years, Google has held a contest for children to design a doodle of their own, with the winner appearing as one of the homepage doodles.
The fifth annual Doodle 4 Google contest, sponsored by Google, Crayola, and the New York Public Library, is now taking submissions from U.S. students in kindergarten through Grade 12. The theme this year is "If I could travel in time, I'd visit..." As every year, the entries will be judged not only by the Internet at large, but a talented group of creative folks who serve as guest judges. This year, Phineas and Ferb co-creator Jeff "Swampy" Marsh will be serving as one of those guest judges, alongside singers Jordin Sparks and Katy Perry, Spiderwick Chronicles author and illustrator Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi, award-winning animator and children's author Mo Willems of Codename: Kids Next Door and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus fame, and others. The winning doodle will receive a $30,000 college scholarship, a notebook computer and digital tablet, and will also have their winning doodle featured not only on Google's homepage but on a Crayola crayon box. More information about the Doodle 4 Google contest can be found here.