The Doodle 4 Google deadline is approaching

I case you’ve missed it over the last few weeks in our weekly email newsletter, the Museum is currently partnering with Google in the program Doodle 4 Google. It works like this: your child (or, children, since it makes a great class project) creates a design for the Google home page “doodle” that is entered into a contest with other designs from around the country. Ten finalists will be chosen from North Dakota for an exhibition at the Museum … and one grand prize winner, chosen out of all submissions, will win a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 technology grant for their school, plus a bunch of other goodies.

The theme for this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest is “If I could travel in time, I’d visit…”, inviting young creators to imagine another time in history and respond artistically. From our standpoint, this is a wonderful challenge: we appreciate the way art can lend context to a child’s development and encourage the critical thinking skills that become so important as we age.

All submissions must be postmarked by March 23. You can read up on details and download an entry form over at Now, get doodling!