All these years of drawing googly-eyed monsters, clouds and swirls may pay off for Caroline Ouellette.
The sixth-grader at George F. Russell Middle School was named a state finalist Wednesday in Google's annual “Doodle 4 Google” competition, in which students in grades K-12 submit their artwork for a chance to have it appear on Google's homepage.
Students were asked to draw whatever comes to mind based on the theme: “If I could travel in time, I'd visit…”
Ouellette's doodle, which features the Eiffel Tower, includes the description: “If I could travel in time, I'd visit 19th century Europe. It was a great era for famous painters, classy architecture, and the construction of new museums.”
She was one of 114,000 students who entered this year and now is in the running for Google's grand prize.
The winning artist will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school. The winning artwork will also appear on a limited edition of Crayola's 64-crayon box.
Starting Wednesday, the public will be able to vote for their favorite doodle from among the 50 state winners to help select five national finalists, one per grade group. Online voting ends May 10. Vote here.
Google will then choose one winner from among the five finalists.
In two weeks, all 50 state winners will be invited to an awards ceremony at Google's New York City office, where the national winner will be announced.
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