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Oodles of doodles: Vote now for your favourite Doodle 4 Google Canada student finalist



Today’s guest post is brought to you by Doodle 4 Google judge Sophie Diao 

A spacesuit that lets astronauts walk on Mars. Robots that cure cancer. Machines that turn garbage into paper. Waterslides that transport you everywhere.

These are just some of the great ideas that Canadian students, from kindergarten to grade 12, came up with for Canada’s second Doodle 4 Google contest.

Back in March, we asked students across the country to use their imagination and create a doodle that answers the question “What I see for Canada’s future is…”, to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

As a Google Doodler, I get to collaborate with some of the brightest artists, designers and engineers who create doodles, those fun and surprising illustrations on Google's home page. I jumped at the opportunity to be a judge in this year’s contest and help the next generation of artists, animators, and engineers explore their creative sides.

We were blown away by the thousands of students who submitted a doodle and shared their vision of Canada’s future -- from co-existing peacefully with nature to innovative and eco-friendly technological advancements.

Now, Doodle 4 Google needs your vote! Help us pick the lucky Canadian student who will have their artwork takeover Google.ca for a day and win a $10,000 university scholarship.

Check out this year’s 12 grade group winners below and head over to g.co/d4gcanada to vote for your favourite. Share and vote as many times as you want!

Your vote will help determine our four grade group winners, who will receive a $5,000 technology award for their schools. From there, we’ll choose our winning student, who will receive a $10,000 scholarship and a $10,000 technology award for his/her school plus have their doodle takeover Google.ca for a day!

We’ll reveal the winning doodles at our finale event on June 13 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Kindergarten-Grade 3 

A Beautiful World: Faizaan Buttar, Surrey, British Columbia

A Beautiful World: Faizaan Buttar, Surrey, British Columbia

A Greener Canada: Leo Cao, Markham, Ontario

A Greener Canada: Leo Cao, Markham, Ontario

Big Google Waterslide: Olin Wang, Richmond Hill, Ontario

Big Google Waterslide: Olin Wang, Richmond Hill, Ontario

Grade 4-6

A Mechanical Canada: Wesley Babin, Lower Cloverdale, New Brunswick

A Mechanical Canada: Wesley Babin, Lower Cloverdale, New Brunswick

Into the future  Flora Hu  Richmond Hill, Ontario

Into the future, Flora Hu  Richmond Hill, Ontario

Vision: Ahmber Bains, Richmond, British Columbia

Vision: Ahmber Bains, Richmond, British Columbia

Grade 7-9

City of the Future  Carol Zhou  Markham, Ontario

City of the Future: Carol Zhou, Markham, Ontario

Into the 22nd Century: Lina Yan, Burnaby, British Columbia

Into the 22nd Century: Lina Yan, Burnaby, British Columbia

Mother Nature Prospers in Canada: Amélie Fortier, Jonquière, Quebec

Mother Nature Prospers in Canada: Amélie Fortier, Jonquière, Quebec

Grade 10-12 

A Bright Future  Jana Sofia Panem  Toronto, Ontario

A Bright Future: Jana Sofia Panem, Toronto, Ontario

Diverse Education for a Diverse Generation  Emma Diederichs  Sherwood Park, Alberta

Diverse Education for a Diverse Generation: Emma Diederichs, Sherwood Park, Alberta

Canada, The Land of Endless Possibilities  Roldan Esteban  York, Ontario

Canada, The Land of Endless Possibilities: Roldan Esteban, York, Ontario