Google Canada is celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary by letting Canadians have a say in a company icon, the daily doodle.
The tech giant recently announced the revival of its Doodle 4 Google competition for Canadian students from kindergarten to Grade 12. Between March 15 and May 2, students can submit their own designs of the Google logo to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday.
To judge this year’s competition, Google Doodler Sophie Diao and YouTube stars Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE will be joined by the Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan, En Masse co-founder Jason Botkin and president of the National Inuit Youth Council Maatalii Okalik.
“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!” he continued.
The winner of the competition will receive a $10,000 university scholarship, a $10,000 technology grant for their school, and a trip to the final Doodle 4 Google event in June.
Last year’s winner was 17-year old Cindy Tang from Toronto, who was named winner of the contest at an event at the Royal Ontario Museum in 2014.