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Google launches Doodle competition, celebrates Paul Cezanne's birthday

Googledoodle Google launched its fourth annual “Doodle 4 Google” art competition for K-12 students Wednesday.

Students in the U.S. can submit a drawing of Google’s logo with the theme “What I’d like to do someday.” The top entry will be displayed on Google’s homepage.

A pack of famous judges -- including Whoopi Goldberg, "Garfield" creator Jim Davis, ice skater and Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek and author Beverly Cleary -- will pore over the entries.

The winner will land a $15,000 scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for his or her school. This year, parents can also register their children directly by March 2, with submissions postmarked by March 16.

Forty finalists will get to travel to New York City, where their artwork will be featured at the Whitney Museum of American Art.Cezanne11-hp

Last year, third-grader Makenzie Melton of Missouri beat out 33,000 other students to win with a colored pencil Doodle of a rainforest habitat.

Wednesday’s Doodle celebrates French artist Paul Cezanne’s 172nd birthday. 


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Top photo: Makenzie Melton's winning entry from 2010.

Bottom photo: Google Doodle celebrating Cezanne.

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