Doodle 4 Google

May 4, 2012

“If I could travel in time, I’d visit…”

State Winner, Cape Elizabeth 8th grader, Isabel Roberston’s creation

That is the theme of this years Doodle4Google contest that is underway. Google invited student artists in grades K-12 to use their creative imagination to redesign their logo and there were 114,000 entries, 250 state finalists. Congratulations to all the students!

The following are Maine’s state finalists:

  • Sierra G, Sidney, Age 9
  • Connor Y, Brunswick, Age 10
  • Emily J, Kittery, Age 12
  • Elizabeth C, Camden, Age 17

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Maine’s one lucky state winner, Cape Elizabeth Middle School 8th grader, Isabel Robertson. Her statement about where she’d visit, “I chose a present day woods simply because that’s where I enjoy being. It’s beautiful and untouched.” In order for Isabel to move forward SHE NEEDS YOUR VOTE! You many vote only once until May 10th for Isabel at: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html#d=d4-6 and voting is taking place until May 10th. Don’t hesitate, click on the link today. And congratulations to Isabel’s art teacher Marguerite Lawler-Rohner.

The lucky D4G winner will not only see their artwork on Google’s homepage for one day, but they will also receive $30,000 for college and $50,000 for their school–and as an added bonus, the winning artwork will also appear on a special edition of Crayola’s iconic 64 box!

Even more exciting, the 5 Maine State Finalists and the 5 runners up will all see their artwork displayed at the Maine Discovery Museum for all to enjoy!

Last year Maine had many artists who made it to the final 400 and Morgan Forrest, who was a 9th grader at Brewer High School’s art work was chosen as one 40 finalists. Art teacher Lori Spruce was very proud!

One comment

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this! I loved looking at all of the top entries and voting. And yes…I voted for your student. I want to make a google doodle now! I definitely hope my students can participate in this contest next year!

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