West California Academy of Art and Design students have been taking active part in the annual Doodle4Google art contest every year since 2016.
Doodle4Google is an annual contest open to students in grades K-12. Students are invited to create their own Google doodle for the chance to have it featured on the Google homepage. 2019’s theme is “When I Grow Up…"
As a world-famous high-tech company, Google holds such art event with a purpose of encouraging creativity in United States school students through a logo contest.
The contest provides opportunities for students to convey their ideas and thinking through creativity. Each year contestants are inspired by a pre-selected theme. These themes raise community awareness of the importance of creativity for our future development.
From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e.
West California Academy of Art and Design student Eric Chang, 7 years old, won the California State 1st Place in the 2016 Doodle4Google contest.
The National Winner will have his or her doodle featured on the U.S. Google.com homepage for one day. He or she will receive: A $30,000 college scholarship；A $50,000 Google for Education grant for his or her school. The four National Finalists who do not become the National Winner will have their doodles featured in the Doodle 4 Google gallery. The 48 State and Territory winners who do not become National Finalists will have their doodles included in the Doodle 4 Google gallery.