I have to give Google kudos for getting kids involved in their doodles. One of the finalists from their national search for their Doodle for Google contest is from Alexandria, VA. Excellent! Can’t help but give my support to my local town and to Eileen Powell.
The winner will be announced this Friday, May 18th — judged by the likes of Katy Perry, Jordin Sparks and Mo Williams among others…You can find Eileen’s and all the state finalists’ artwork here: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/finalists.html.
These designs are so clever. Unfortunately, I didn’t get this post together in time to announce before the voting had closed but check it out for the winner. It’s a cool concept from Google to get budding artistic children interested in the arts. Who knows, maybe their current artist, who I did this post on, can take a break every now and then.
The themes are chosen by the most clever conceptualization of the Google Logo that expresses the visual answer to this question, “If I could travel in time, I’d visit…” Eileen’s theme work is the 1970’s. I like her rendition of the fingers making the peace sign and that daisy “o” flower is so groovy. Good luck!!
If you missed this year’s contest, you can enter next year and if you’re out of school and just love to doodle, here’s what Google says about becoming a “Googler:”
Googlers and fans from around the world suggest the topics from which the doodle team doodles (you can suggest one too at firstname.lastname@example.org).
You never know what doodle might come next but we’re particularly fond of science, innovation, creativity, and fun. We also love to celebrate cultures from all around the world.
But there is a pretty darn good monetary reason to enter if you can:
• Each of the other four National Finalists will win a $5,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice, a trip to New York for the final event on May 17, 2012, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with their doodle on it.
• The National Winner will have his or her doodle featured on the U.S. Google.com homepage. He or she will be awarded a $30,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of his or her choice, a trip to New York for an event on May 17, 2012, a Google Chromebook computer, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it. We’ll also award the winner’s full time school a $50,000 technology grant towards the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology programming.