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Canadian Doodle 4 Google semi-finalists from Vancouver, Surrey, and Burnaby

A Google Doodle designed by Crofton House (Vancouver) student Ariel Lam, who says she would invent a
A Google Doodle designed by Crofton House (Vancouver) student Ariel Lam, who says she would invent a 'Speech to Music Converter'.
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Google has unveiled the semi-finalists of its 'Doodle 4 Google' contest, and five B.C. students have made the grade.

In October, the search network-turned-owner of everything Internet challenged Canadian students to create a Doodle (the theme you see change every day on Google.com) around the phrase, "If I could invent anything, I would invent."

Canadians can vote online for their favourite Doodle until February 14, 2014.

The awards ceremony will be held in Toronto on February 25, when the National Winner will be announced. The winning Doodle will be live on Google.ca on February 26.

The aim of Google's Doodle competition is to "inspire young Canadians to think creatively about invention and discovery," according to the company's press release. In addition to having their Doodle place on Google's Canadian homepage, the national winner will also get a $10,000 scholarship and a $10,000 grant for his or her school.

Their Doodle will also make it into an exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum for March, 2014.

The Doodle above was created by Crofton House (Vancouver) student Ariel Lam, who said she would create a 'Speech to Music Converter'.

"I would invent a machine that would communicate with other beings beyond our galaxy by converting speech into the universal language of music to be understood by anyone," she wroter.

Isabella Eshraghi from North Vancouver's Ecole Braemar School said she would invent a 'City Over the Moon'.

"I would invent a city on the moon. I have always wanted to go to the moon and live there. The city on the moon would let Spaceships go from earth for others to visit and also enjoy the ride watching the stars!"

Doodle 4 Google - City Over the Moon

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Hannah Cui from Burnaby's Capitol Hill School said she would invent a 'Pollutants Vacuum'.

"My Doodle expresses the them by showing I want to invent a pollution vacuum that sucks up pollutants such as air pollution, global warming, light pollution and over fishing."

Doodle 4 Google - Pollution Vacuum

Erika Lieu, also from Burnaby's Capitol Hill School, said she would invent a 'Style Shaper'.

"A machine that styles your hair instantly," she described it. "Sit in a chair and scan a picture of your face. Select a hairstyle, add colour, and press the "style" button. The "Style Shaper" machine will make your hair look beautiful."

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Finally, Maria Angela Viaje from Surrey's Johnston Heights Secondary said she would invent a Virtual Reality Simulator.

"Sometimes people need a break from reality," she said in her submission. "The Virtual Reality Simulator will manipulate your brain waves to see, smell, hear, taste and feel what you like."

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