By Kyle Jillson | May 14 2011 11:20

The Union City Patch recently published an article on 10 year-old Albert Pei. Albert is one of 40 finalists in the Doodle 4 Google competition — an art contest where K-12 students can submit a design for a Google homepage logo. Coincidently, Albert was also finalist in the George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest.Take a look.

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Ten-year-old Albert Pei draws for fun. Now he's drawing local—and potentially national—attention for his skill with colored pencils.

About two weeks ago, a Google representative called Delaine Eastin Elementary School, where Albert is enrolled as a fourth grader, to tell them that that he was a regional finalist in its fourth annual Doodle 4 Google Contest.

The competition is open to all K-12 students in the United States. This year it challenged contestants to create their own Google logo inspired by the theme, "What I’d like to do someday…"

For Albert, who wants to be an artist, that meant using his best colored pencils to craft the Google logo with a colorful array of art supplies.

Google employees and a cast of famous guest judges narrowed down the field of more than 107,000 submissions to 40—one finalist in each of the four age groups per geographic region.

Albert is the winner in the Grade 4-6 group for Region 10, which includes not only California but Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.

Continue reading the article in the Union City Patch.

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