MCASD Teams Up with Doodle 4 Google

 
 

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is supporting Doodle 4 Google 2012 by hosting a presentation of the doodles by the state finalists at MCASD Downtown this summer.

Doodle 4 Google is a competition open to K-12 students of U.S. schools to create their own Google doodle. In addition to seeing his or her artwork displayed on Google’s home page, the winning doodler takes home a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for their school.

“MCASD serves 3,500 school children every year through educational programs such as field trips, ArtLABS, and our extended school partnership,” said Cris Scorza, education curator at MCASD. “We are supporting Google 4 Doodle to promote creativity and to encourage local students and schools to embrace art as part of the classroom and curriculum.”

Doodle 4 Google is one of several efforts by Google to encourage and celebrate the creativity of young people by asking students to create their own Google doodle. The theme this year is “If I could travel in time, I’d visit...” The deadline to submit doodles is March 23. Rules and entry forms can be found at http://www.google.com/doodle4google/.

Doodle 4 Google gives students a blank canvas to harness their curiosity and imagine the past, present, and/or future anywhere in the world. After all doodles have been submitted to Google by March 23, a team of Googlers and guest judges -- such as Katy Perry, Phineas and Ferb creator and executive producer Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, and recording artist Jordin Sparks -- will help choose the top doodles. On May 2, Google will give the final vote to the public, and one winner from each grade group will be chosen by a public vote. First prize will be awarded to the winning doodler on May 17, and their doodle will be showcased on google.com on May 18.

This summer, the artwork from finalists in the state of California will be displayed in the corridor windows at One America Plaza, which is part of MCASD Downtown’s exhibition space. The exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to see the creativity that comes from students throughout the state.