Canadian Student Designs ‘A Bright Future’ for Canada

By: Yasmin Ranade

June 13, 2017

Today, Google Canada revealed the national winner and three grade group winners of this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest. Of those four masterpieces, 11th-grader Jana Sofia Panem’s Doodle, “A Bright Future” was selected as the national winner!

A Bright Future
Student: Jana Sofia Panem|
Grade group: Grade 10-12
School: Madonna Catholic Secondary School, Toronto

Gregory Brown & Mitchell Moffit of YouTubes AsapSCIENCE announce Doodle 4 Google national winner Jan Sofia Panem

Doodle description: I see that wind power will be an alternative energy source for Canada’s future. I believe we will have enough energy to generate power for our everyday lives such as electricity, transportation, and the internet. This transformation will greatly benefit our future generation as it will help to maximize preserving our vital nature and maintain a clean environment.

More than 12,000 students from across the country submitted doodles around the theme, “What I see for Canada’s future is…”. Young artists imagined a country where robots could cure disease, others dreamed of living on Mars, while some saw a world united by nature.

Following a very close public vote, where Canadians voted more than 465,000 times, Google Canada revealed four incredibly talented grade group winners at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The grade group winners are:

Doodle 4 Google winners and judges

National Winner and Grade 10-12 Group Winner
A Bright Future, Jana Sofia Panem, Toronto, Ontario

Kindergarten-Grade 3 Group Winner
A Beautiful World, Faizaan ButtarSurrey, British Columbia

Grade 4-6 Group Winner
A Mechanical Canada, Wesley Babin, Lower Cloverdale, New Brunswick

Grade 7-9  Group Winner
Mother Nature Prospers in Canada, Amélie Fortier, Jonquière, Quebec

On June 14th ( tomorrow), Canadians can enjoy Jana’s masterpiece on the homepage. Google Canada is also honoured to award her with a $10,000 university scholarship and a $10,000 technology award for her school. The three additional grade group winners, listed above, will have their Google Doodles featured in the online Doodle 4 Google gallery, receive a $5,000 technology award for their schools and a Chromebook.


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