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Enter the Doodle 4 Google contest for a chance to be featured on the site's homepage

2011 Doodle for Google winning design by Matteo Lopez

2011 Doodle for Google winning design by Matteo Lopez Photo courtesy of Google

It's time to start doodling. Google just announced its annual Doodle 4 Google competition, which invites students to create original sketches for a chance to see their artwork on the site's homepage. This year's theme is "If I could travel in time, I'd visit..." and the reward is even bigger than last year. Four national finalists will take home a $5,000 scholarship, and one winner will receive a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school. Judges for the competition include Katy Perry, Jordin Sparks, and a handful of notable illustrators and artists. All submissions are due by March 20; from May 2 to 10, the chosen designs from each state will be posted online for public voting. The winning doodle will appear on Google's main page on May 18—and on a special-edition Crayola 64-crayon box. Even if your little artist doesn't take home the top prize, he may still get a chance at some New York City fame. The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building will feature the 50 state winners in an exhibit this summer. To enter, head to google.com/doodle4google.

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