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Design class enters Doodle 4 Google competition

Art students participated in the Doodle 4 Google competition.
Art students participated in the Doodle 4 Google competition.

Art students participated in the Doodle 4 Google competition.

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Art students participated in the Doodle 4 Google competition.

Chris Bateman, Staff Writer

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The Digital Design Media classes just finished up their projects for the “Doodle 4 Google” contest.

Students from all over the country from grades K-12 had the chance to create a doodle to see if their design would make it on the google homepage.

“We’re not expecting to win but it was a good assignment for them to use Photoshop, art teacher Laurie Kohler said. “We’ve been learning photoshop all semester and to have a real project and like their commissioned to figure out what the judges are looking for.”

The contest started on Sept. 14 and they stopped receiving entries from students on Dec. 2.  The winners will be announced February of next year.There will be 53 State and Territory Winners and 5 will be chosen to become National Finalists. The National Winner of the contest will chosen by Mar. 31.

“The contest was kind of interesting,” senior art student Christopher Cody said. “It was the first time that there was a contest incorporated in the class.”

There are prizes for all of the winners in the contest. The State and Territory Winners have their doodle on the “Doodle 4 Google” gallery and receive an Android tablet.

The National Finalists will have their doodles in the gallery as well and they get a $5,000 college scholarship, a trip to the Google Headquarters in California, and an Android tablet.

The National Winner will have his or her doodle on the Google homepage for a day. In addition, they will receive a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 Google for Education Technology Award for their school or nonprofit organization, a trip to Google Headquarters in California, a Chromebook, and an Android tablet.

Judges include Jimmy Kimmel, Olympist Simone Biles, Singer and Songwriter Sia, and the pokemon Pikachu.







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