2009 Doodle 4 Google Winner Announced

    May 21, 2009

Tomorrow, Google’s homepage will feature a special doodle, and said doodle will come to you courtesy of Christin Engelberth.  Engelberth, a sixth grader who attends Bernard Harris Middle School in Antonio, Texas, won this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition.

Engelberth’s doodle can be seen below.  In accordance with the official theme "What I Wish for the World," she titled it "A New Beginning" and expressed hope that, "out of the current crisis, discoveries will be found to help the Earth prosper once more."

Google Doodle Winner

This optimism will net Engelberth a $15,000 college scholarship, a laptop, and a $25,000 technology grant for her school.  And that’s in addition to the trip to a New York museum she’s already gotten to take.

Other national finalists – Miriam Elizabeth Lowery, Blakely Linz, and Emerald Lu – were able to visit the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, as well.  All of their work will be on display from tomorrow through July 5th.

One last little feel-good note: although none of the national finalists hailed from it, Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada, will receive a $10,000 technology grant "for having the greatest quality participation."

As for the other side of things, over six million votes were cast online as part of this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest.