'I'd Like to Feed the World': Doodle 4 Google's Inspirational Finalists

Everyone loves Google Doodles. The drawings and animations that sit at the top of Google's homepage, replacing the company's traditional logo, have inspired a following. Whenever the search giant changes its logo to celebrate a holiday or the anniversary of an important event, it inspires dozens (hundreds?) of blog posts and chatter in the social space.

Building on the popular feature, Google partnered with the Whitney Museum of American Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to create a Doodle 4 Google competition in which kids in grade K-12 could submit their own designs. "At Google, we believe that dreaming about future possibilities leads to tomorrow's leaders and inventors, so this year we invited U.S. kids to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, 'What I'd like to do someday...'," Google explained on the competition's webpage. Out of 107,000 entries, the search giant narrowed the field to 40, with ten from each of four age groups. Public voting to choose the four national finalists -- one from each group -- opened today. A winner will be selected on May 19, and, in addition to having his or her Doodle displayed on the Google homepage the following day, they will take home a $15,000 college scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for their school.

The Doodles, representing a wide variety of subjects from "someday I'd like to find beauty in everything" to "someday I'd like to feed the world," are often inspirational. We've selected our favorites with five from each of the four categories (grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12) and displayed them below along with the captions the students put together for their own work.

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Nicholas Jackson is a former associate editor at The Atlantic.

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