Wednesday, May 2, 2012

[G] The Doodle 4 Google State Winners—and time to vote for the National!

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Official Google Blog: The Doodle 4 Google State Winners—and time to vote for the National!

Today we’re excited to announce the 50 State Winners the 2012 U.S. Doodle 4 Google competition. We received a record-breaking 114,000 submissions from all corners of the country—from North Pole, Alaska, to Suwanee, Ga. Young artists doodled their way from the prehistoric to the futuristic and everywhere in between with this year’s theme, “If I could travel in time, I’d visit...”.

To recognize the amazing level of talent, Googlers are celebrating the young artists at school events in their communities along with thousands of their teachers, parents, friends and classmates.

Now it’s time for your voice to be heard. From today until May 10, we invite the public to vote and help us select the five National Finalists. On May 17 at our national award ceremony in New York City, we’ll announce the National Winner. You’ll be able to see the winning doodle on the Google homepage on May 18.

We also hope everyone gets a chance to see these State Winners’ masterpieces, so at the end of the contest, all of the 50 State Winners will have their doodles displayed in an exhibit at the New York Public Library. And, for the first time this year, the artwork of all 250 State Finalists (including the 50 State Winners) will be displayed in local exhibitions in their respective states.

We’d like to thank the countless teachers, parents and administrators for supporting their young artists as they doodled their way through time for this year’s contest. Please join us in congratulating all participants—they did a fantastic job of inspiring us with their creativity.

Posted by Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Product Management

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