We’ve been covering fashion each Friday for a while but we are breaking that pattern today, because we believe that any nine year old who has the chance to win a seriously cool art contest sponsored by none other than Google, deserves to have a place on our blog, and of course in our hearts. And StyleBlueprint readers, the good news is that you can vote to make her a winner!
It seems we have a doodle rock star or perhaps our own up and coming Frida Kahlo, living in Nashville. Meet Isabella Nunez, a third grade student from Overbrook School. Officials from Google visited Overbrook School recently to announce that Isabella is one of the top 40 regional finalists for the Doodle 4 Google design contest. To put this in perspective, over 33,000 doodles were submitted from all over the country and Isabella’s darling doodle (see below) made the cut. (www.google.com/doodle4google).
This year’s contest theme is “If I could do anything I would …”
And Isabella’s drawing depicts her desire to be “the best teacher.” Describing her doodle on the contest entry form, Isabella wrote,
“If I was a teacher, I would teach the whole world. I want to show math, science, reading, handwriting and a lot more. I want everyone to say I am the best teacher. I won’t be strict. I will be nice and I won’t make them do so much homework.”
Where was Isabella when I was sweating bullets in grade school with the Sisters of Mercy? Not only will Isabella make a great teacher, she’ll let tons of kids off the hook on the homework front.
What it means if she wins is huge for Isabella and equally as important for Overbrook School. Her artwork will be the featured Google design for the day on May 27th, plus she will be awarded a $15,000 college scholarship. And Overbrook will receive a well deserved $25,000 technology grant.
But there are even more goodies from Google in store for our awesome Isabella. As a regional winner, she would be guaranteed a trip to New York to attend the awards ceremony at the Google offices. (They probably will offer her a job.) She will also have her doodle displayed at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, from May 27 to July 5, 2010.
Now here’s where you come in: the winners will be chosen by popular vote, so let the grassroots movement begin! It is time to VOTE. Getting the vote out means emailing all of your friends, family and neighbors to vote for Isabella’s doodle. It is time to mobilize!
Once you click to vote, she is in category K-3 as the Region 7 finalist.
Her doodle went live for the public vote this week through May 25th. www.google.com/doodle4google.
Please take a minute and vote and send this post to everyone you know out there in Cyberland!
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