The winning art for Colin Garner, a 4th grader from Delaware Ridge Elementary in Kansas City, KS.
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -
A talented student in the Kansas City area could soon have his art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see.
Google announced the 50 state winners in its seventh annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place..."
Colin Garner, a fourth-grader from Delaware Ridge Elementary in Kansas City, KS, is one of the state winners with his doodle, "Peanut Detector," depicting an invention that would allow people with peanut allergies to safely eat them. Colin's doodle was selected from the tens of thousands of entries received this year and the students' amazing ideas ranged from water purification to advanced robotics and nutrition solutions.
The public vote will determine the five national finalists (one in each grade group).
Google will announce the five national finalists and one of them as the national winner on May 21 at an awards ceremony at its headquarters in Mountain View, CA, which all 50 state winners will be invited to.
The winning student will work with Google's team of professional doodlers to animate their doodle for the first time ever.
The animated doodle will be displayed on the Google homepage on June 9.
The winner will also take home a $30,000 college scholarship and his or her school will receive a $50,000 Google for Education grant towards the establishment and improvement of a computer lab or technology program.
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