Conner Honeyman, a third-grader at DeMores Elementary School in Medora, has earned national recognition for doodling.
Honeyman entered the annual “Doodle 4 Google” design competition, sponsored by the popular search engine, Google.
Google Doodles are the designs located above the search box on Google’s home page at www.google.com.
Google holds an annual contest to allow U.S. students in grades kindergarten through 12 to submit original doodle designs.
This year’s contestants were asked to create a doodle based on the question, “What inspires me?”
Nine-year-old Honeyman’s image of a yellow school bus incorporating Google’s name was selected, along with 52 other state and territorial winners, by a national panel of judges.
The winning state and territorial doodles will be displayed in an online gallery to allow people to view and vote for their favorites.
The voting will open at 11 a.m. Central time, Monday, May 7, and close at 2 a.m. Central time, Saturday, May 19. The link to the voting page will be announced shortly.
The top five designs with the most votes will then go on as national finalists to a panel of Google executives. That panel will pick a national winner from the five, with the winning design appearing on the Google search page.
The national winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 technology package for his or her school or nonprofit organization, and other prizes.
The other four finalists will receive $5,000 scholarships.
Honeyman and other state and territorial winners will receive Android tablet computers.
Conner is the son of Dustin and Erika Honeyman, Dickinson