Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Schoolgirl wins Google doodle competition

CNET "A London schoolgirl has beaten hundreds of rivals in a competition to create a doodle for Google's U.K. Web site.
Lisa Wainaina, aged 11, triumphed with her drawing called 'The Day of the Child.' As a reward, she received an upper case 'G' of frosted glass, and her school won an interactive whiteboard.
The 'Doodle 4 Google' school challenge was open to pupils at 25 London schools. It was judged by Dennis Hwang, the 26-year-old creator of the popular Google doodles that appear on Google's home page to mark special occasions.
'I thought I had a pretty secure job, but these kids are competition I wasn't aware of,' Hwang joked. 'My job security just went out the window.'
Google held the competition to mark the launch of a new London office, which like Google's Silicon Valley office is called the Googleplex, on two floors of Belgrave House near Victoria Station. "

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