Adam has chance to take ‘doodle4google’ logo title
PRES STUDENT WINNING DESIGN USED ON GOOGLE’S PADDY’S DAY HOMEPAGE
THE PEOPLE have cast their votes and Greystones boy, Adam Stapleton, who is a 2nd year pupil at Pres Bray, will find out soon if he is in with the chance of having his doodle displayed on Google’s homepage on St. Patrick’s Day.
He is also in the running for a new laptop and €10,000 for his school. Voting closed to the public yesterday morning.
Adam was the winner of his category in ‘doodle4google,’ in Wicklow and members of the public have been voting online for an overall winner. The task was to design a google logo using the theme ‘my Ireland’.
‘My Ireland to me is all about combining the world views and cultural views of Ireland,’ said Adam. ‘ They are represented in the leprechaun and the shamrock, which have long been symbols of the Irish.’ Adam’s image also includes a Celtic illuminated ‘e’ and a crook to symbolise the cultural background of the country.
103 county winners have been pitted against one another for the public vote which will help them go through to the next round of the competition. Four finalists will be selected with the help of the online vote. One of the four will be chosen as the overall winner by Google’s Denis Hwang.
The winning doodle will be seen by millions of people when it appears on the homepage here in Ireland, the UK, Australia, Canada and the US on St. Patrick’s day.
Adam Stapleton from Greystones with his logo for the St. Patrick’s google.