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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Doodle 4 Google

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9 year old wins Doodle 4 Google
There were over 33,000 student submissions into Google’s 2010 Doodle 4 Google Contest. These were from students ranging from kindergarten up to the twelfth grade. The Doodle 4 Google Contest is held yearly and showcases kids presenting the Google logo in an unique and artistic way.

The winner was a third grader from El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Nine year old Makenzie Melton drew a rainforest habitat. This was in response to the theme, “If I could do anything, I would…” given to students to help inspire them.

The contest was judged by well known illustrators, animators, and cartoonists. Some of those people work for Walt Disney, Dr. Seuss, the Lego group, on the Toy Story 3 film by Pixar, and work for Mattel. he winner is not chose based solely on the beauty of the picture but also on the message that it conveys regarding environmental factors, technology, exploration in different fields, and so on .

Melton chose the environment as her theme to express concern over the danger that the rainforest is in. When asked about her drawing, Melton commented on the unfairness that the plants and animals were having to go through. On May 27, her drawing will be featured on Google’s homepage for all to see for 24 hours.

Melton walked away winning a $15,000 college scholarship, a netbook computer and a $25,000 grant for a new computer lab at her school. She also walks away knowing that she beat out over 33,000 other talented students to win.

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