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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.
Submissions will close May 2 and public voting for favourites will begin on May 22.
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.
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.