AURORA | A talented Aurora student could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see.
Google is announcing the 53 state and territory winners in its ninth annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the U.S. to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “What I see for the future.”
Madison J. Lee, a fourth-grader from Black Forest Hills Elementary School in Aurora, is one of the 53 winners with her doodle, “What Awaits Us in the Future,” depicting a futuristic, alien-filled landscape. Her doodle was selected from thousands of entries received this year.
Secretary of State Wayne Williams was on-hand at Black Forest Hills Elementary School to help Lee celebrate during a surprise assembly.
“As someone who regularly uses Google and enjoys the ever-changing art, it is an honor to present this award,” Williams said.
To help their favorites succeed, supporters can vote for their favorite doodle from the 53 state winners. Voting will be open through March 6 at https://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html, and the public vote will determine the five national finalists (one in each grade group).Voting ends at 5 p.m. EST on Monday, March 6. Google will announce the five national finalists and one of them as the national winner on March 31 — and the winner’s doodle will go live on Google.com that day.
The National Winner will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and his or her school will receive a $50,000 Google for Education grant towards the establishment and improvement of a computer lab or technology program.
To see a full list of state winners and to vote online, visit: https://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html