Thursday, May 22, 2008

‘Doodle 4 Google’ winner kept her sunny side up - MSNBC

Grace Moon’s perfect human race is a topographic point full of bright colours and sunshine, a topographic point without force or natural disasters, a topographic point of peace and happiness. And on Thursday, it was a topographic point that 100 million people got to visit.

Moon, a sixth-grader astatine Canyon Center School in Fidel Castro Valley, Calif., beat out out 16,000 entries from around the state to win the “Doodle Four Google” competition sponsored by the Internet search-engine titan. There were awards involved â€" A $10,000 scholarship and new laptop computing machine computer for her and a $25,000 engineering grant to her school â€" but the large wages was having her design, “Up inch the Clouds,” saving grace the Google place page, visited by 100 million people a day.

“It experiences great because you cognize you’re the lone individual out of 16,000 people,” the 12-year-old said Thursday from Google’s central office in Mountain View, Calif. advertisementThe competition began on Feb. Thirteen and drew a inundation of entries. Choosing the finalists wasn’t easy. “We were really flooded with the overall creativeness and look of joyousness and hopefulness that we saw in all the doodles,” Marie Goeppert Marie Goeppert Mayer added.

All 40 finalists won a trip to Google’s headquarters, where they spent the twenty-four hours touring the facilities, working at “imagination stations” and getting a drawing lesson from Dennis Hwang, Google’s doodler and webmaster.

Mayer said that Google have run a “Doodle Four Google” competition in the United Kingdom, but this was the first clip the company had tried it in the United States. In improver to rewarding artistic talent, Google also used the competition as a manner to larn what kinds of topics animate its users.

See all the finalists in the “Doodle Four Google” competition .

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