Alabama elementary school student is a “Doodle for Google” finalist. Vote now!

Doodle For Google Finalist
How creative and colorful is this logo?! (Doodle for Google)

Have you ever noticed the fun Google logo and wondered where exactly the illustrations come from? Same. Professional artists create logos, but thanks to the annual Doodle for Google competition for K-12 students, one creative student will see their work on the front page. This year, a Madison, Alabama elementary student is in the running. Keep reading to meet Sophia and vote for her art before July 12!

Doodle for Google 2022 + Madison, Alabama student’s submission

A Free Library With Complimentary Dog Parking On Main Street In Madison
Sophia Ewing’s hometown—Madison, Alabama. (Emily Phillips / The Bama Buzz)

Every year, thousands of K-12 students submit doodles based on a creative prompt. This year, Doodle for Google invited students to create art to answer the prompt “I care for myself by…”

Each Doodle for Google includes artistic elements around the Google logo. This year’s entries ranged from watercolor fruits to digital designs of animals and food. Browse the submissions and you’ll be as amazed at the students’ creativity and talent as I was.

Alabama’s finalist, Sophia Ewing, is a Heritage Elementary School student in Madison, Alabama.

“I drew a picture of a half day, half night scene. This picture represents how I take care of myself because I play softball to stay happy and healthy. I drew a paintbrush because I love to make art. It helps me to relax and feel happy. I drew the sun and moon to be creative.”

Sophia Ewing

What’s next + how you can vote

54 state and territory winners are in the running to win and all are celebrating with Google swag and hometown parties. Voting closes on July 12, and five finalists will move forward for a final round of voting. The winning artist will receive:

  • Their art on the Google homepage for a day
  • $30,000 college scholarship
  • $50,000 technology grant for the winner’s school

Browse all of the submissions here, and click on Doodles you like to learn more. Then, cast your vote. I don’t know about you, but I know Sophia’s got mine.

Vote for your favorite Doodle for Google until July 12. Follow The Bama Buzz on Instagram + Facebook for more updates like this!

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