London Kids Doodle For Google As Part Of New Office Opening

The News.com article, Schoolgirl wins Doodle 4 Google competition, reports the story of the just completed Doodle 4 Google “doodling” or drawing contest (you know, Google’s famous “special logos” or “dooodles” usually drawn by Googler Dennis Hwang) that just ended.

The contest was open to students from London,UK area schools. The winner, Lisa Wainaina, aged 11, won a upper case “G” of frosted glass, and an interactive whiteboard for her school. You can see her winning doodle as well as other doodles of note on this page.

Hwang, who judged the entries, said:

“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.”

You can read more about Dennis Hwang in these blog postings:

+ Special Holiday Logos for Mother’s Day; Google Artist Profiled
+ He’s a Googler and a Doodler

Postscript: The story also covers how the contest was part of Google opening a new, larger office in London.

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