Vote for your favourite Kildare Doodle 4 Google finalist

Five local students in the hunt for national prize

Niamh O'Donoghue

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Vote for your favourite Kildare Doodle 4 Google finalist

Holly Newman's Doodle 4 Google

Five Kildare students are in the final of the Doodle 4 Google competition.

Voting started online last Tuesday and will remain open until February 21. One talented artist receive a €5,000 college scholarship and a €10,000 technology grant for their school as well as a Chromebook for themselves and their teacher.

The winning doodle will also feature on the Google Ireland homepage for 24 hours in April giving millions of people will have the opportunity to see it.

The official prize winning ceremony will be on April 3.

The theme of this year’s competition is “If I could create anything, it would be...”

Here are the five finalists from Kildare,who are battling it out with budding artists from all over Ireland, and the links where you can vote for them. 

Misha Magee, Rathmore National School – If I could create anything, it would be The Animal Translator.

“Wouldn't it be great if I could create a machine that understands animals and changes their sound to human language. Then we could help them when they are hurt, or feed them when they are hungry,” said Misha.

To vote for Misha, click here

Weronika Gumola, Holy Family Secondary School, Newbridge – If I could create anything it would be world peace.

“The world would be a better place if we had world peace, no wars and equality,” said Weronika. 

To vote for Weronika's doodle, click here

Ksenia Stisz, Holy Family Secondary School, Newbridge – If I could create anything I'd create acceptance for everybody.

“Amputies, wheelchairs, glasses, skin diseases, weight and stretch marks. I want them to be seen as normal, accepted,” said Ksenia.

To vote for Ksenia's doodle, click here

Holly Newman, Scoil Mhuire, Clane –  If I could create anything it would be Tiny Galaxies.

 “I love space. I think it's facinating and beautiful, but the sheer size and vastness of space terrifies me. But I thought, what if I could shrink space? I decided that, if I could create anything, it would be a tiny Galaxy all to myself,” said Holly.

To vote for Holly's doodle, click here

Toman Macukas, Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge – If I could create anything it would be Google Galileo.

 “This doodle for google represents that scientists can find new ways of finding better efficient energy to prevent climate change,” said Toman.

To vote for Toman's doodle, click here