Google is inviting Canadian students to design its logo for Canada's 150th birthday

Mar 15 2017, 9:07 pm

It’s time to practice your futuristic moose drawing skills.

Well, at least for Canadian students.

Google is looking for its Canada 150 homepage logo design, and it has opened the invite to students across Canada.

Doodle 4 Google Canada is a national contest that welcomes everyone from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to redesign the famous logo for the homepage. And given Canada’s big birthday is coming up, their theme for the Canadian contest is “What I see for Canada’s future is…”

Not only will the winning student’s doodle will be displayed on the homepage for a day, the champion “doodler” will also win a $10,000 scholarship, a $10,000 technology grant for his/her school, and a paid trip to the event finale in Toronto in June.

Canada Day 2016 Doodle 4 Google/Courtesy of Google

“Doodle 4 Google is a chance for young Canadians to dream and think big. At Google, we are trying to make the future world a better place, by building new technologies, investing in initiatives and making the internet more accessible,” said Google vice president and Google Canada managing director, Sam Sebastian in a statement. “This year’s competition is all about celebrating the future of Canada. We’re excited to see how students imagine the next 150 years!”

The doodles will be judged on artistic merit, creativity and originality, and representation of the theme. Judges include Google employees, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, En Masse co-founder Jason Botkin, president of the National Inuit Youth Council Maatalii Okalik.

This year, students can submit a doodle made from almost any medium, including code.

Interested students, parents and teachers can visit Google’s contest page for more information and to download entry forms.

The last day to submit a doodle is May 2.

Good luck, students of Canada! You’re probably going to want to aim for something like this

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