Voting is underway in the “Doodle 4 Google” competition, and North Dakotans are encouraged to vote for Conner Honeyman’s design.
Honeyman, a third-grader at DeMores Elementary School in Medora, is among more than 50 others whose drawings are showcased on the Google search site as part of the search engine’s annual doodle contest.
Visitors are encouraged to vote for a design they like. The top five vote-getters will then go on to the semi-finals.
Google Doodles are the designs located above the search box on Google’s home page at www.google.com.
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 opened May 7, and closes at 2 a.m. Central time, Saturday, May 19.
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
You can view the featured Google Doodles and cast your vote here.