Public voting for the Doodle for Google student contest opens at 10 a.m. this morning.
Incoming Post Falls High School sophomore Kaylin “Kyle” O’Halloran is the runner-up from Idaho. She is in the running to win a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 tech package for her school.
The 54 state and territory Doodle winners will be eligible for a chance to move forward to be one of five national finalists.
“I’m pretty nervous about it, but it’s still a really cool experience,” Kaylin, 15, said Wednesday. “I can’t wait to see what all the other people have entered, all the other state and territory winners. I’m sure they did very well too. »
The contest challenged K-12 students to create artwork using “I take care of myself by…” as the theme. Kaylin won the state contest with her Photoshop design, titled ‘It’s the Little Things,’ which shows her listening to music while walking her dog, Bella.
His Doodle was selected from thousands of entries. If selected as the overall winner, it will appear on Google’s homepage for 24 hours.
“My dream is to work in animation, like in movies or on a TV show,” Kaylin said.
If she wins the scholarship, she said the California Institute for the Arts would be her first choice after graduating from high school.
“I love all kinds of animation and storytelling through animation,” she said.
Vote at doodles.google.com/d4g until July 12. A special URL code will be available to vote for Kaylin’s particular artwork after the contest opens.