Selena Gomez judging new mental health focused, 'Doodle for Google' contest

'I can’t wait to learn how students across the country are approaching mental health'
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Selena Gomez has been named a celebrity judge for Google’s annual “Doodle For Google” contest which gives students K-12 the opportunity to craft their own version of the famous Google logo.

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This year, the contest is highlighting the importance of mental health by encouraging students to center their design around the theme, “I care for myself by..” The winning creations will be displayed on Google’s home page for all to see along with the winner receiving a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology award for their school. Students have until 11:59 p.m. PT on March 4 to enter.

“I can’t wait to learn how students across the country are approaching mental health and self-care,” Gomez shared along with the announcement of her status of celebrity judge.

Gomez is a regular advocate for education surrounding mental health and established her Rare Impact Fund which according to it’s website, “aims to increase access to mental health services in educational settings.”

“I know firsthand how scary and lonely it can feel to face the pressure of the world alone, especially at a young age,” shared Gomez. “That’s why I started the Rare Impact Fund with the goal of raising $100 million for mental health education, particularly in underserved communities. And it’s great that Google is joining us in this mission!”

Find out more information about the Doodle For Google Contest here.

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