8yr old Dublin pupil crowned Doodle 4 Google champion

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Kelly McCabe from Scoil Carmel Junior National School in Firhouse, Dublin, has been named as the winner as the sixth annual Doodle 4 Google competition

 

Kelly McCabe from Scoil Carmel Junior National School in Firhouse, Dublin, has been named as the winner as the sixth annual Doodle 4 Google competition and will soon see her design grace the homepage of the world’s most popular search engine.


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She, along with here teacher Teresa Lea, will take home a Chromebook. Kelly also receives a €5,000 scholarship while her school will receive a €10,000 technology grant.

The almost 2,400 students who entered this year’s competition were whittled down to 75 finalists by a panel of judges including Ciara O’Shea (Imaginosity marketing manager), Jim Fitzpatrick (creator of the iconic red and black 1968 Che Guevara poster) and artist Christine Crotty. These designs were then put up for a public vote, and over 120,000 people chose their favourites from each category.

Judge and Professional Doodler Katy Wu, said “This is my first year to judge the Doodle 4 Google competition and I was blown away by the talent and creativity shown by the entries; it was a tough job trying to choose an overall winner,” she said. “Kelly’s Doodle stood out to me with its fun design and bright colours.”

The prizes were presented at Google’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin by Wu, who flew in from the company’s HQ in Mountain View.

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