Grace Moonâs 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 âDoodle Four Googleâ 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, âUp inch the Clouds,â saving grace the Google place page, visited by 100 million people a day.
âIt experiences great because you cognize youâre the lone individual out of 16,000 people,â the 12-year-old said Thursday from Googleâs central office in Mountain View, Calif. advertisementThe competition began on Feb. Thirteen and drew a inundation of entries. Choosing the finalists wasnât easy. âWe were really flooded with the overall creativeness and look of joyousness and hopefulness that we saw in all the doodles,â Marie Goeppert Marie Goeppert Mayer added.
All 40 finalists won a trip to Googleâs headquarters, where they spent the twenty-four hours touring the facilities, working at âimagination stationsâ and getting a drawing lesson from Dennis Hwang, Googleâs doodler and webmaster.
Mayer said that Google have run a âDoodle Four Googleâ 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 âDoodle Four Googleâ competition .
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