It’s time to Doodle 4 Google! The theme this year is “If I could travel in time…” and we are Google’s local partner for Hawai‘i. So we’ve set up Doodle 4 Google stations at Spalding House and at our art school. The stations are created by Alban Cooper, who is the graphic designer and exhibition coordinator for the school. We’ll also have a Google 4 Doodle station set up at Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday on Feb. 19 and March 18. At each station you’ll find pens, pencils, and crayons for kids in grades K through 12.

Then you mail in your design to Google (must be postmarked by March 20). Get all the submission rules. The state finalists from Hawai‘i will have their designs displayed in an exhibition at the museum. Then the Hawai‘i winner gets a trip to New York for the final Regional Finalist event on May 17, 2012 and a t-shirt printed with their doodles on it. All 50 Regional Finalists will also have their doodle displayed in a special exhibition at the New York Public Library. The prize for the 1 National Winner? Check it out. Oh, did we mention that one of the guest judges for finals is Katy Perry? Moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, and teachers, I’d get your kids to one of our Doodle 4 Google stations or download them an entry form pronto. (Teachers, Google will even snail mail you a packet if you need a lot of forms.)