A Honolulu student was voted to become one of the five national finalists of Google’s seventh annual Doodle 4 Google competition.
The contest is open to K-12 students across the United States 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, became Hawaii’s state winner in the competition and his doodle, “My Time Machine,” was voted by the public to become the national finalist for the entire K-3 age group in the 2014 Doodle 4 Google competition.
On May 21, Google hosted all 50 state winners at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., for a day of art and technology workshops, activities and the announcement of the finalists and the national winner.
For his achievement, Charles will take home a $5,000 scholarship he’ll be able to use for college, as well as an Android tablet.
This year’s winner is a Levittown, NY, student, Audrey Zhang. She will now work with Google’s team of professional doodlers to animate her complex doodle – “Back to Mother Nature” which will be displayed on the Google homepage on June 9.
She will also take home a $30,000 college scholarship and her school will receive a $50,000 Google for Education grant towards the establishment and improvement of a computer lab or technology program.