Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Our Upper Elementary students, along with the assistance from Art Teacher Carrie Ward, created submissions for the 2013 Google Doodle competition.
According to Google, Doodle 4 Google is an annual program that invites K-12 students in the United States to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign our homepage logo for millions to see. Last year, 114,000 students from all 50 states entered the competition.
The goal of Doodle 4 Google is to give students a blank canvas but to spark their curiosity with a broad theme. We try for something that encourages exploration to the past, present or future as well as showing moments or thoughts that range from very small and personal to broad and far reaching – maybe even out of this universe.
This year’s theme is “My Best Day Ever…” One talented student artist will see their artwork appear on the Google homepage, receive a $30,000 college scholarship, and a $50,000 technology grant for their school along with some other cool prizes!
The public will be invited to vote online from May 1 through May 10, 2013. They will be asked to select their favorite doodles, one from each grade group. The winner will be announced on May 22nd and the doodle will appear for 24 hours on May 23rd. The American Museum of Natural History will be hosting a special exhibition of the 50 State Winners in New York City from May 22, 2013 through July 14, 2013.