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Doodle 4 Google – At Three Western Museums

The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming has been chosen to team up with Google for the fifth annual “Doodle 4 Google” contest. On February 25, 2012, from 1-4 p.m. students of all ages can drop by the Discovery Center and doodle around during this special event. Students nationwide, from kindergarten through 12th grade, are also invited to doodle their own rendition of the Google logo for a chance to see it displayed online in the search engine’s home page. The doodles should reflect this year’s contest theme: “If I could travel in time, I’d visit….”

Guest judges for this year’s contest include: Pop Music Sensation Katy Perry; American Idol winner Jordin Sparks; Jeff “Swampy” Marsh creator of Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb; Caldecott winner Mo Willems; Spiderwick Chronicles creators Holly Black and Tony DiTerLizzi; Brian Nemeckay, Caryola’s Digital Design Creative Director; and Jack Martin from the New York Public Library.

Not in Wyoming? No problem. Parents, teachers and art centers can download submission instructions for students at Doodle 4 Google. March 23, 2012 is the final deadline for students to submit their drawings for the contest.

The Nicolaysen Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe will host exhibitions of state finalists and runners up.

Not familiar with Google doodles? Well, Google creates special doodle versions of their logos. All are available on one website at Google Doodles.

Here are some of my favorite “Google Doodles” from 2011 and into 2012. The featured “Splashing Google” is by Gabriel Kitzman from Elbert School Dist. #200, Kiowa, Colorado. Gabriel was a finalist in 2008 for Doodle 4 Google.

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