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Calling all student fans of the Google Doodle.
The internet search giant is inviting students from kindergarten to Grade 12 to submit their own doodles celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary, to be displayed online June 14, 2017.
The student whose doodle is chosen will receive a $ 10,000 university scholarship, a $ 10,000 technology award for their current school, a trip to the award ceremony in Toronto, a new laptop and a little extra national pride.
Other students will be chosen for secondary prizes and will have their submissions featured in the Doodle 4 Google image gallery.
The submissions will be judged on artistic merit, creativity and their connection to the theme: What students see for Canada’s future.
The judges for the contest include MP Kirsty Duncan of the Etobicoke North riding, Maatalii Okalik, president of the National Inuit Youth Council and co-creators of the AsapSCIENCE Youtube channel, Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown.
Visual artists Jason Botkin, co-founder of the En Masse art project, and Sophie Diao, a past Google doodler, will also be judging submissions.
Submissions will close May 2 and public voting for favourites will begin on May 22.
The winner will be announced in Toronto on June 13.
Google changes the doodle on its home page to celebrate holidays, birthdays of historical figures and other noteworthy events.
Past doodles include an interactive Pac-Man game celebrating the character’s 30th anniversary and an animated music video for the John Lennon song Imagine celebrating his 70th birthday among other doodles.
The first doodle depicted Burning Man when Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin attended the Nevada festival in 1998.
Google has created more than 2,000 doodles for events in different countries around the world.
Click here for one publication’s Google Doodle Top 10.