Google's home page has a new logo, but just for today. It's the winning color drawing of the Doodle 4 Google competition, an opportunity for kids K-12 to design their own vision of the icon's logo. Christin Engelberth, a sixth-grader at Bernard Harris Middle School in San Antonio, Texas, made the winning Doodle. The theme of the contest this year was "What I Wish For The World," and Ms. Engleberth's wish was "A New Beginning."
Indeed Engelberth's Doodle 4 Google shows the sun rising on a new day at a seaside. The sea is full of fish and dolphin swimming happily, the land with healthy trees and small animals enjoying their health and freedom. Her 'New Beginning' couldn't be better intended.
And apparently, that's what the judges thought -- all 6 million online voters, plus the judges and employees of Google. They chose Engleberth's New Beginning as the winner in a pool of 28,000 Doodles.
Ms. Engelberth will receive a $15,000 scholarship and her school will receive a $25,000 technology grant.
The Cooper-Hewitt Museum "Doodle 4 Google: What I Wish for the World,” a partnership between Cooper-Hewitt and Google Inc, acknowledged 39 of the submissions; all will be on display at the Target National Design Education Center at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City starting today until July 5, 2009. All of the winners received new laptop computers, a day out-and-about in the Big Apple, and a Doodle class!
Sources: Art Daily, CNN