Vote for Your Favorite Doodle 4 Google and Help a Student Win a Scholarship

What would you invent to make the world a better place? That’s what Google asked young artists across the country in its Doodle 4 Google contest. Students from all 50 states came up with innovative ideas for peace-making machines, ways to convert trash into flowers, and more, and doodled the Google logo into their inventions. I’m impressed by the students’ knowledge and their insight into how to make the world a better place.

Google’s guest judges and official Doodlers chose 50 state winners among the submissions. Now it’s our turn to vote for our favorite doodles in each grade category!

Each of the 50 state winners will travel to Google headquarters in California to attend the final awards ceremony on May 21. Those doodlers who receive the most votes in their grade category will win a $5,000 college scholarship. And one lucky national winner will receive a $30,000 scholarship and see his or her doodle animated and hosted on Google’s homepage. The winner’s school will receive a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant.

Check out some of our favorite drawings from the state winners:

Space Traveling Tunnel

Hailey H. Kim, Providence Spring Elementary, NC, K-3

Hailey H Kim Space traveling tunnel doodle 4 google sumission

I want to see many things and family on the other side of the earth. By inventing space tunnel to travel quickly, many people can meet, talk, love, and touch face to face. Like google did using internet. I want to connect the world.

Imagination Transportation

Shashi Arnold, East Silver Spring Elementary, MD, 4-5

Imagination Transportation by Shashi Arnold doodle 4 google submission

So many times I sit down in a cardboard box and fly. You must admit, it would be pretty cool if our transportation was fueled by imagination because pollution wouldn’t be so bad. Plus, everyone could use a little imagination in their lives.

Nature’s Cure

Emi R. Olin, Alexander High School, OH, 6-7

Nature's Cure by Emi R. Olin doodle 4 google submission

If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place I would invent a tiny capsule-like seed that plants can use to grow faster and have the power to share roots; so they all benefit and can protect animals better.

Looking through Another’s Eyes

Yanming Wen, Southern Lehigh High School, PA, 8-9

Looking through another's eyes by Yanming Wen doodle 4 google submission

I feel like the world would be a better place if one could invent a way of understanding others’ viewpoints – the girl here is using these glasses to view the world from the little boy’s perspective.

The Dream Machine

Paul Nong, Burnsville Senior High School, MN, 10-12

The Dream Machine by Paul Nong doodle 4 google submission

It’s been said that people, in actuality, are only half their age because we spend half our lives sleeping. If dreams are our way of being productive and creative while nearly comatose, then we might as well do it our way. And why not share the experience with others too?

Voting is open until May 9, so vote soon!

If you could create something to make the world a better place, what would you invent?

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