Friday, May 20, 2011

Did you see the Google Doodle today?

Check out the new Doodle for Google winner for 2011:

How old do you think Matteo (the winner of the competition) is?  As I was admiring his doodle, I imagined he was in high school, ready to go on to a graphic design or art school.  Keep reading to find out how old he really is.
Every Doodle 4 Google has a theme.  This year kids had to come up with a doodle answering this questions:

  • …Become a doctor with my own TV show.
  • …Invent rocket shoes that let you fly.
  • …Open a zoo for the world’s endangered animals.
"Welcome to Doodle 4 Google, a competition where we invite K-12 students to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google’s homepage logo for millions to see. At Google, we believe that dreaming about future possibilities leads to tomorrow’s leaders and inventors, so this year we invited U.S. kids to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, "What I’d like to do someday…"
Whether students wanted to find a cure for cancer or take a trip to the moon, it all started with art supplies and some 8.5" x 11" paper. One lucky student artist, Matteo Lopez, has taken home a $15,000 college scholarship and $25,000 technology grant for his school. In addition, his artwork will appear on the homepage for millions to see."

The lucky and talented winner, Matteo, is only 7 years old! 
Matteo's theme was Space Life.  
What I'd like to do someday "is become an astronaut and explore space life. I want to wear a space suit, fly in space, walk on the moon and make friends with aliens in other planets."
It's amazing what kids can do.  He competed against kids that were 18 years old, and his doodle won.  How excited he must be.   How excited his parents must be!
Way to go Matteo!


J. Aday Kennedy's Brain Fart Explosion said...

That's amazing. If he wins a couple more years he'll pay for college.

J. Aday Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker
Children's Author of Stella the Fire Farting Dragon (April 2010)

Pam said...

I know! I just can't imagine a 7 year old being able to draw that well. My son is 8 and he is very creative, but not that talented!
Thanks for commenting!

Sheep said...

Second try!!! Very talented guy!!!

Pam said...

Thanks for commenting, Sheep! :)
Kids are amazing, aren't they?
Happy Writing to you my friend!

BarbaraB said...

I never heard of this competition before. It's generous of Google to do it.
The winner is a talented kid; I'm sure he will go far (maybe even to the moon).

Monna Ellithorpe said...

That is so great. I am so happy for the little guy and his family. He is very talented.

Pam said...

I heard about it last year and tried to get Justin to enter, but you know, life has a way of moving too fast. I was so surprised he was only 7!
Thanks for commenting. Nice to have you visit Pam's Pen. I'm sure Matteo made his family happy and his school! He is amazingly talented for a 7 year-old! Thanks again.

readgreatfiction said...

I actually noticed this google doodle yesterday, and was thought it was one of the best I had seen. Now I am even more impressed.

Pam said...

Readgreatfiction, It is very impressive. Kids are amazing, arent' they?
Thanks for visiting!

goskinnyexpert said...

That's awesome!

Pam said...

Thanks for visiting, Goskinny. It still amazes me that he is only 7. I wonder where he learned to draw? Must be a talent he was born with.

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