ANCHORAGE — It’s possible you could see an Anchorage student’s artwork the next time you use Google’s homepage.

For the past eight years, the internet giant has had kids submit their best drawings of the iconic ‘Google’ logo. Celebrity judges pick their favorite from each state.

Grace Christian 5th grader Lucas Schild’s design was selected as Alaska’s winner of the “Doodle 4 Google” competition.

“I was just happy, I felt like jumping off the walls. I felt really joyful and full of light,” said Schild, who celebrated his 12th birthday the day before the big announcement.

This year’s theme is, “What makes me… me.” Schild said he spent about an hour a day for six weeks designing his reptile rendering.


O—Ornate Box Turtle

O—Ornate Box Turtle

G—Green Tree Snake

L—Lizard (Iguana)

E—Easter Diamondback Rattlesnake.

“The Easter Diamondback makes such a fierce ending with the E,” Schild described.

Voting goes from February 5-22. The top five finalists will travel to the Google headquarters to get an inside look at the company. The grand prize winner not only get their design showcased on the Google home page, but will also receive a $30,000 scholarship and the student’s school will get a $50,000 technology grant.

You can learn more about the Doodle4Google contest by visiting the website.

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