Sente Encourages Students to Enter Google Contest

The Doodle 4 Google contest will award a college scholarship and a grant for the winner's school.

State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) encourages local students to take part in Google’s “Doodle 4 Google” contest for the opportunity to win a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for their school.

“Education is critically important to securing a successful future for our children,” Sente said. “Doodle 4 Google offers a fun way for our students to showcase their creative abilities and compete for a chance to have their artwork seen by millions of people.”

Google doodles are the fun versions of the Google logo that appear on the Google homepage throughout the year in celebration of special events and people. This year’s theme is “My Best Day Ever” Students can submit doodles until March 22.

Winners from each state will be selected by Google users and a panel of celebrity judges. On May 1, the 50 state winning designs will be opened up for a public vote. State winners will be flown to New York City for a national awards ceremony on May 22, where the National Winner will be announced.

The winning artist’s work will be displayed on the Google homepage for a day and the student will win a $30,000 college scholarship, along with a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school. All of the State Winners will have their artwork on display at the American Museum of Natural History from May 22 to July 14.

“I strongly encourage interested students to participate in this contest,” Sente said. “We have so many talented students in our community who have the opportunity to make us proud and help fund their college education, as well as their current school.”

For more information on Google 4 Doodle, visit google.com/doodle4google.

For questions, to request state assistance, or to offer suggestions and comments, please contact Sente’s full-time constituent service office at (847) 478-9909, or e-mail RepSente@gmail.com.

— Submitted by the office of Rep. Sente.


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