Dunbar has a Google Doodle Finalist

Dunbar junior looks to become Kentucky’s first Doodle4Google Winner

Dunbar junior Maggie Cook-Allen has placed in the top five nationally for her design in the Doodle4Google competition.

Doodle4Google is a competition that Google holds annually that presents kids the opportunity to create a unique piece of artwork that follows the specific theme.

“For this 2015 contest, students created doodles that told the world ‘What makes me…me.’ Kids have all kinds of things that make them unique, so they could use all kinds of materials to create their doodles, from crayons, to clay, to yarn, to graphic design, even food and video games,” according to the Google website. “As with every Doodle 4 Google contest, the winner’s artwork will be featured on the Google homepage for a day.”

Without Dunbar’s art teacher Deborah Eller, she may not have even entered the contest. “My art teacher told me about it, and told me that I should apply,” said Cook-Allen on the inspiration for entering. When she found out that her artwork was a national finalist she was ecstatic. “My parents told me about it 3 weeks ago. They got the call and let me know.”

Now she is in the national spotlight and has a chance to represent Dunbar, in addition to her hometown Lexington, Kentucky. She has already placed among the top five in the country and has earned herself some sweet prizes regardless if she is voted the overall winner. Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors guard), and U.S national team forward Alex Morgan are among some of the judges for this year’s contest. The Top 5 finalists come from all across the United States including: WV, WI, SD, OR and KY.

Click here if you want to watch the recognition of Cook-Allen.

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Finalists Prizes:

  • A $5,000 college scholarship
  • A trip to the Google Headquarters in California to meet the Google Doodlers
  • An Android tablet
  • A t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it

National Winner:

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
  • A trip to the Google Headquarters in California to meet the Google Doodlers, and the opportunity to nominate a teacher to come on the trip
  • A Chromebook
  • An Android tablet
  • A t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it