Edith hopes to find her artwork on Google

Edith Spiers and her drawing. Picture: Damjan Janevski.

A sketch by a Woodend teen with a keen interest in history could be coming to a computer, phone or tablet screen near you.

Salesian College year 8 student Edith Spiers is one of 32 finalists in this year’s ‘‘Doodle 4 Google’’ competition, with the winning design to be shown on Google’s search page for a day.

Celtic knotwork, a Roman coin, a knight’s helmet, three renaissance paintings, a suffragette and a space shuttle spell out the name of the world’s most famous search engine in a drawing selected from more than 26,000 entries.

The Latin phrase sed futura intuebitur, ‘‘look to the future’’, also features prominently.

A public vote will decide the final four designs to be presented to senior Google Australia executives.

Edith says the sketch took about four hours to complete.

‘‘I was in art class and the teacher asked if anyone wanted to enter,’’ she says.

‘‘The theme was ‘If  I could travel back in time, I would …’, so I thought about all the changes of the past 2000 years.’’

Salesian College will receive a $10,000 equipment grant if Edith’s entry is successful.

Click here to vote for her design.

Voting closes this Friday, with winners to be announced later in October.