A talented student in Maine could soon have her art featured on the Google homepage.

Google is announcing the 54 state and territorial winners in its 12th Annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to design a ​Google Doodle​ inspired by the theme “I show kindness by…”.

Delaney Faulkner a student at​ Bonny Eagle Middle School is one of the 54 winners​ across the country and its territories. Delaney’s doodle was selected from thousands of entries received this year.

Delaney Faulkner Painting
Delaney Faulkner Painting

Delaney’s painting now moves on to the next stage of the contest where Google will invite the public to vote for their favorite Doodle in order to narrow the field to five finalists. Voting will be open from August 17, 2020 to August 21, 2020 on the Doodle for Google website.

Google will announce the five finalists in August, one of which will go on to become the National Winner and have his or her Doodle featured on the Google homepage for a day.

National Finalists will each win a $5,000 college scholarship and Google hardware. The National Winner will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and his or her school will receive a $50,000 tech package towards the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology program.