Each year Google holds a competition for kids to redesign the Google homepage logo. Merritt B., a seventh grader attending Albuquerque Academy, won the New Mexico state competition and then was selected as one of only ten state winners across the nation. Voters will determine the five national finalists (one in each grade group) from which Google will then select one national winner.
The theme of this year’s competition is “If I could travel in time, I’d visit…”
Merritt B wrote:
If I could travel in time, I’d visit an Ancient Puebloan civilization. I am interested in Native American history and admire their craftsmanship. I am intrigued by the mystery of their disappearance. Two nearby Ancestral Puebloan ruins, Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon, play an important part in our Southwestern heritage.
At the final event on May 17th in New York City, one of the five National Finalists will be named the “National Winner of Doodle 4 Google” and the national winner’s doodle will be featured on the Google homepage on May 18, 2012 for 24 hours. He or she will be awarded a $30,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of his or her choice, a Google Chromebook computer, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it. In addition, Google will award the winner’s school a $50,000 technology grant towards the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology programming. Each of the other four National Finalists will win a $5,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with their doodle on it.
Vote here to support our New Mexico State Finalist Merritt B.! Voting is open from May 2 – May 10th PST.