Hawaii student in Doodle 4 Google contest, voting open

Doodle 4 Google entry submitted by Charles Seagle, 3rd grade, Mokulele Elementary

A Honolulu student is in the running to have his art displayed on Google’s homepage.

The company announced Tuesday 50 state winners in its seventh annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States. Participants were asked to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”

Charles Seagle, a third-grader from Mokulele Elementary School in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, is one of the state winners with his doodle, “My Time Machine,” which depicts a time machine he would utilize to bring back a cure for cancer from the future, prevent wars and save people from natural disasters. His doodle was selected from more than 100,000 received this year.

The public can now vote for their favorite doodle through May 9.

Related Link: Vote for your favorite Doodle 4 Google

Voting will determine the five national finalists (one in each grade group). Google will announce the finalists and one as the national winner on May 21 at an awards ceremony at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

The winning student will work with Google’s team of professional doodlers to animate their doodle, which will be displayed on Google.com on June 9.

The winner will also take home a $30,000 college scholarship and his or her school will receive a $50,000 Google for Education grant towards the establishment and improvement of a computer lab or technology program.

See a full list of state winners and vote online.

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