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Google's Doodles rock my world. Every time I see a specialized one on Google's mainpage for a famous event, day, or birthday, I get excited at the details and effort that went into creating it. Now, Google made it possible for children and young adults (K-12) to participate in Doodles with Doodle 4 Google.

Here's what Google had to say about the competition:

Welcome to Doodle 4 Google, a competition where we invite K-12 students to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google’s homepage logo for millions to see. At Google, we believe that dreaming about future possibilities leads to tomorrow’s leaders and inventors, so this year we invited U.S. kids to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, "What I’d like to do someday…"

Whether students wanted to find a cure for cancer or take a trip to the moon, it all started with art supplies and some 8.5" x 11" paper. One lucky student artist, Matteo Lopez, has taken home a $15,000 college scholarship and $25,000 technology grant for his school. In addition, his artwork will appear on the Google.com homepage for millions to see.

Sounds like an amazing opportunity right? Now you can see some of the state and regional finalists at the Whitney Museum and the SFMOMA right now! Make sure to check out their calendar to see the best of the best doodles in person! Meanwhile, we compiled a gallery of some of the finalists right here:


It's hard to believe that some of these were created by children in kindergarten! Be sure to see the complete state, regional, and state finalists at Google 4 Doodle! And tell us your favorites here!

Kate.moon 23:31, May 24, 2011 (UTC)