A 9-year-old Johns Creek student artist learned today that she is one of Google’s regional finalists in “Doodle 4 Google” Competition.
Jennifer Ahn, a 4th-grader from Shakerag Elementary School, was named one of the 40 regional finalists. Open to k-12 students, the art competition asked students to design a Google logo inspired by the theme “If I Could Do Anything, I Would…”
Jennifer titled her whimsical work “The Milky Way Playground,” saying, “I always dreamed of going to space. Well I wondered, wouldn’t be great if there was a playground out there? Riding a shooting star, having a hula-hoop contest with Saturn, and having a race to Pluto. If I could do anything… I would make a playground in space.”
Readers can vote online for their favorite doodle from the 40 finalists and help select four national finalists (one per grade group) through May 25. Google will choose a national winner from the four top finalists. To see Jennifer’s specific contest age group, go here. (There is some incredible artwork in this contest.)
The regional finalists will attend an awards ceremony at Google’s New York office where the national winner will be announced. The students will also go to the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, where their art will be showcased from May 27 to July 8. The winning student’s artwork will be displayed on Google on May 27. The champion “doodler” will win a $15,000 college scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for her/his school.
Good luck to Jennifer, who needs online votes to make it into the top four.