Cindy Tang has won the first ‘Doodle 4 Google Canada,’ a national competition that invites budding artists to redesign the Google.ca logo, with her image of a giant sea telescope overlooking a body of water.
Toronto Student Cindy Tang has won the prestigious first ‘Doodle 4 Doodle Canada’ to have her Sea Telescope doodle featured on the Internet giant’s front page. The contest invited budding artists from across Canada to redesign the famous Google logo on the front page of Google Canada’s home, Google.ca.
A student of Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute, her image of a sea telescope overlooking an ocean was picked from 25 region finalists from across the country. Tang, 17, will receive a $10,000 education scholarship and a brand new HP Chromebook computer. In addition, her win will earn her school a $10,000 grant.
“…We believe it’s important to challenge young Canadians to fire up their imaginations and ignite their interest in science, art and innovation,” “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 these doodles….”
– Chris O’Neill, Managing Director for Google Canada
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Tang’s image featured a young girl, standing on a dock, peering into the water with a giant telescope.
“…I would invent a telescope that would show us the depth of the sea (all of it). I’ve heard we’ve discovered less than 5% of the ocean – 95% still left unseen by human eyes,…”
– Cindy Tang on her Doodle
The theme for this year’s competition was “If I could invent anything, I would invent…” an was open to all students. The finalists were invited to a ceremony at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto to showcase their works. Several guest judges joined the ceremonies, including astronauts Chris Hadifeld. Tang’s design, along with the 72 finalist , will be on display at the ROM until April 27.