A student at the International School in Bellevue, Wash., is among the finalists in the Doodle for Google contest, and if her artwork receives enough votes it could end up being featured on the Google homepage.
The theme for K-12 students was “I am grateful for …,” and Google said tens of thousands of artists of all ages submitted entries in the 15th annual contest.
Rebecca Wu’s piece, in the grade 6-7 category, is titled “My Sweetest Memories” and is the Washington state representative among works from 55 U.S. state and territory winners.
The artwork depicts Rebecca with her two sisters, sipping hot chocolate in a garden where vines and flowers spell out the word Google. Rebecca described her piece like so:
My Sweetest Memories
Sometimes I love them, and sometimes I dislike them very much, but I can’t imagine my life without my sisters. I have learned to be a little bit more patient with them, and they have had an enormous impact on me. We help to inspire each other and to help each other grow like the vines and flowers in my picture. I am never lonely with them, and they can cheer me up. I am grateful for them and all that they have done for me. In this drawing, we are having a fun time drinking hot chocolate, which is one of my fondest memories. The rainbow in the background symbolizes one the first things I helped one of my sisters draw. In one of my family pictures, my sisters (sitting next to me) and I (the one in the middle) are sitting in flowers with a background that I drew, so I thought it would be fun to reference that by drawing us sitting flowers here. The word “Google” is related with the stems of flowers and vines, also following the flower/garden theme. My drawing is composed of all our happiest memories to show just how grateful I am for them.
You can vote for Rebecca or any of the other finalists until Friday at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Votes will determine five national finalists and eventually a national winner.