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Vote for DC’s very own Doodle 4 Google finalist

The doodle is made using a salvaged DVR and looks pretty cool, if we do say so ourselves.

Help put a young D.C. artist here. (Photo by Flickr user Michael McGimpsey, used under a Creative Commons license)

It’s the ninth year of Google’s Doodle 4 Google contest, and we’re rapidly approaching the moment at which the winners will be announced.

For those unfamiliar, Doodle 4 Google is a cool concept — it allows K-12 students from around the country the opportunity to create an iconic Google Doodle of their own. Each year has a theme, and this year it’s “What I see for the future.”

Kid artists can use any materials they want to make a doodle that spells out “google” and in some way relates to that theme.

And doodle they did. The finalists, broken down into age categories, can be seen here. Members of the public can now vote for a favorite. Winners will be chosen for each grade category and one national winner will get their work featured as Google’s U.S. doodle for a day.

Last year, that national winner was D.C.’s own Akilah Johnson. And this year there’s another D.C. finalist — a kid who has made a doodle using a salvaged DVR. His name is Lucien Bell, and he’s in 3rd grade at John Eaton Elementary School in Woodley Park.

This artist’s vision for the future? Cool things done with e-waste. “In the future we will need to turn our trash into treasure,” Bell writes. “E-Waste has lots of things we can recycle. Gold, Copper etc.” Read on in this WAMU article for more about Bell and his Doodle concept.

An e-waste Google Doodle. (Screenshot)

Vote for this Google Doodle. (Screenshot)

And then vote for the kid here. Voting closes March 6.

Companies: Google

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