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Chances for students to show their stuff



Know a great young artist? The RNC and Google are seeking student art to share with the world. Here's the information:

gop.jpgThe Republican National Convention will have its first-ever student art competition, "Elephants on Parade," for Tampa Bay area students in the sixth through 12th grades. The theme for contest entries is, "What does being an American mean to you?"

Student entries will hang in the forum during the convention, scheduled from Aug. 27-30, though contest rules say "exhibits depicting subjects of contemporary political controversy or a sensationalistic or gruesome nature are not allowed, and will be omitted."

The deadline for submissions is July 6, and the top five entries will be announced Aug. 6. First prize is two tickets to the Republican nominee’s acceptance speech, and the winning entry will be displayed in the nominee’s private suite at the forum. The top five students will receive a private tour of the forum and the Tampa Convention Center, the working hub for an estimated 15,000 journalists.

For contest rules and entry forms, visit

google_logo.jpgGoogle is conducting its annual Doodle 4 Google contest for K-12 students, with submissions due by Friday.

You've seen the cool things that Google does with its logo on special days. This time, the company wants students to design the logo, with the theme  “If I could travel in time, I’d visit...”

In addition to getting his or her doodle displayed on Google's homepage in May, the winner also will get a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school. 

Time to get creative. Good luck.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 9:05am]


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