It is the time of year when Google puts out their annual competition for school-aged artists (Kindergarten-Grade 12): Doodle for Google.
As part of the contest, one artist from each state is named a state/territory winner. From among the state winners, five finalists are chosen nationally, earning a visit to Google’s headquarters. Out of these five finalists, one is chosen to receive a $30,000 scholarship and $50,000 Google tech package for their school. The national winner’s artwork will also be displayed as Google’s homepage header for a day.
The theme for the contest this year is “When I grow up, I hope…” and invites young artists to draw upon their dreams and imagine the ways the world can be better.
This is a wonderful opportunity, but it is not a requirement for students. Students can create their artwork in any medium and can either design it directly on the completed entry form – which should include a 50-word description of their design and a parent’s signature – or attach it to the form with tape.
For Lower School students interested in submitting artwork to the contest, entry forms should be submitted to me (Mr. Elstein) or their homeroom teacher by Wednesday, March 6th.
For a full list of contest details and rules, click here.