Another talented Oklahoman has produced a work of art that you can vote for online which, if she wins, could fund a good part of her education.
challenge as outlined by Google was to visualize “Doodle 4 Google 2012: If I
could travel in time, I’d visit…” which Oklahoman Janessa Chastain, a 2nd
grader at Maryetta Elementary School in Stilwell answered. Her winning work selected as the best from Oklahoma and is pictured with this story.
50 State Winners were chosen from over 114,000 entries, the State Winners
represent the top doodles from this year’s contest. Online votes help decide
who goes on to become the National Winner. The votes will be tallied between May 2nd – 10th
and you may vote by clicking here.
One lucky student artist will see their artwork appear on
the Google homepage and take home some great prizes (including one for her
school). The winning artwork will also
appear on a limited edition of Crayola’s iconic 64 box! The winner will be awarded a
$30,000 college scholarship to be used at a school of their choice, a trip to New
York for an event on May 17, 2012, a Google Chromebook computer, a Wacom
digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it. The winner’s full time school will receive a $50,000 technology grant
towards the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology
of the other four National Finalists will win a $5,000 college scholarship to
be used at the school of their choice, a trip to New York for the final event
on May 17, 2012, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with
their doodle on it.
of the other 50 State Winners will win a trip to New York for the final event
on May 17, 2012 and a t-shirt printed with their doodles on it. All 50 Regional
Finalists will also have their doodle displayed in a special exhibit at the New
York Public Library.
Following U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) tour of a new Google facility in Pryor, Okla. yesterday, he congratulated Chastain for being named the state finalist.
“I’m pleased that Janessa is a finalist in the nationwide Doodle 4 Google competition,” said Inhofe. “Even at a young age, Janessa’s artwork shows creativity and true talent – worthy of this top honor. I encourage all Oklahomans to go online and vote for her to receive this award. I was also pleased to visit the Google facility in Pryor. They have a great facility there with quality jobs.”