Selena shared the announcement through her Instagram, where she uploaded a video and said how excited she was to see participants’ art.
Mental health has long been one of Selena’s primary concerns, so her partnership with Google is not surprising. The company is also a contributor of Selena’s Rare Impact Fund, a project that seeks to raise 100 million dollars towards facilitating mental health services to people who don’t have access to them.
“As we kick off a new year, it’s important that we set an intention around our well-being. I’m so excited to be partnering with @Google, a Rare Impact Fund contributor, to judge this year’s #DoodleforGoogle student art contest. This year’s prompt, “I care for myself by…” is especially meaningful to me. I can’t wait to learn how students across the country are approaching mental health and self-care. Visit goo.gle/D4G22 for more info on how to submit,” Selena wrote.
The Doodle for Google contest invites children and teens from kindergarten to 12th grade to design Google logos, with their own spin on them. This year’s prompt has a focus on mental health and self-care, asking participants how they care for themselves and face the challenges that each day brings. Students are free to use all types of materials and mediums as long as the final project can be photographed and displayed on Google’s home page.
The winning project of Doodle for Google will be featured on Google’s home page for a day, alongside a prize of a $300,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology award for the winner’s school. The contest is available for entry now and will take submissions until March 4th.