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 
Faizaan Buttar 
Surrey, British Columbia  
Leo Cao 
Markham, Ontario 
Olin Wang 
Richmond Hill, Ontario 

Grade 4-6
Wesley Babin 
Lower Cloverdale, New Brunswick  
Flora Hu 
Richmond Hill, Ontario 
Ahmber Bains 
Richmond, British Columbia 

Grade 7-9 
Carol Zhou 
Markham, Ontario 
Lina Yan 
Burnaby, British Columbia
Amélie Fortier 
Jonquière, Quebec 

Grade 10-12 
Jana Sofia Panem 
Toronto, Ontario 
Emma Diederichs 
Sherwood Park, Alberta  
Roldan Esteban 
York, Ontario