Doodles on display at Royal Ontario Museum
TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Following thousands of submissions, and
nearly 200,000 votes, Ontario's Cindy Tang, age 17 has been named the
winner of the first ever Doodle 4 Google Canada competition for her illustration of an underwater sea telescope.
In October 2013 Google invited Canadian students from across the country
to re-imagine the Google doodle and express their creativity reflecting
the theme, "If I could invent anything, I would invent…"
"We believe it's important to challenge young Canadians to fire up their
imaginations and ignite their interest in science, art and innovation,"
says Chris O'Neill, Managing Director, Google Canada. "Our hope is
that these 25 students, and the thousands across the country who
participated, will be the next generation of Canadian talent that can
harness the full potential of technology and begin solving the tough
problems we face with inventive, imaginative thinking we've seen in
On February 26, Cindy's doodle will be featured on the Google Canada
homepage. Cindy will also receive a $10,000 education scholarship, a HP
Chromebook computer and a $10,000 grant for her school. Cindy's winning
doodle, along with 72 other competition finalists will be on display at
the Royal Ontario Museum until April 27. The Doodle 4 Google exhibition
is part of the ROM's Centennial celebrations. Each month, Google.ca
sees about 4 billion searches (source: ComScore).
In addition to the National Winner, four National Finalists will each
receive a $5000 scholarship and a HP Chromebook.
Xusheng (Sam) Yu's (St. Francis Xavier School) doodle of electric trees
is the National Finalist for the Prairie provinces
David Isaiah Jeans (Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School ) doodle
of an age reversing machine is the National Finalist for the Atlantic
Meriam Akkou (La Camaradiere school) is the National Finalist for Quebec
and doodled an underwater city
Maria Angela Viaje (Johnston Heights Secondary ) doodle of virtual
reality simulator is the National Finalist for British Columbia & North
The winners were selected by four judges, including Janet Carding,
Director & CEO of the ROM; Chris Hadfield, astronaut and former
commander of the International Space Station; Ann Makosinski, Google
Science Fair Winner 2013; and Karine Vanasse, actor.
Thanks to all who voted and helped us select the 2013 Doodle 4 Google
Canada winners. Even more importantly, thank you to all of the students
who submitted their artwork and the parents and teachers who continue
to inspire and support their young artists and inventors.
To view all 25 finalists' doodles, go to www.google.ca/doodle4google.
Image with caption: "Ontario's Cindy Tang, age 17, wins the first ever Doodle 4 Google Canada competition for her illustration of an underwater sea telescope. (CNW Group/Google Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140225_C7016_PHOTO_EN_37110.jpg
SOURCE: Google Canada
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