Congratulations to Inga Zimba, a 5th grader from Albert S. Hall School in Waterville. Google has announced that she is one of the 50 state winners in its seventh annual 'Doodle 4 Google' competition. It's a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place...” Inga joined us on the Moose Morning Show.

Inga is one of the state winners for her doodle 'Save A Google Bees,' depicting robotic bees that gather data on bee hives and help scientists prevent Colony Collapse Disorder. Inga’s doodle was selected from the tens of thousands of entries received this year.

Vote for Inga's entry and check out all the winners. Voting will be open until May 9 and the public vote will determine the five national finalists (one in each grade group.)


Google will announce these five national finalists and one of them as the national winner on May 21 at an awards ceremony at its headquarters in Mountain View, California, which all 50 state winners will be invited to.

The winning student will work with Google’s team of professional doodlers to animate their doodle, for the first time ever! The animated doodle will be displayed on the Google homepage on June 9. The winner will also take home a $30,000 college scholarship and his or her school will receive a $50,000 Google for Education grant towards the establishment and improvement of a computer lab or technology program.