REMEMBER WHEN DOODLING was frowned upon at school? Not so for the winning entry to the Doodle 4 Google competition, which was just announced this afternoon.The overall winner was six-year-old Layla Karpuz, a senior infants student from Dublin: her doodle will appear on the Google Ireland homepage on Wednesday. Her school, Mary Mother of Hope Junior National School in Dublin 15, also wins a €10,000 technology grant and Layla and her schoolteacher each get a personal laptop.
This year’s competition to design a doodle for Google was themed, ‘To me, happiness is…’ Layla said:
My picture is about the things that make me feel happy. In my picture you can see love hearts, curls, shamrocks, people with fancy hats, people going on a bear hunt, grass men, plants, shamrock plants for Ireland, grannies and a caterpillar because I like searching for caterpillars. I used different colours in my picture because it looks nice. I like my picture!
Ireland's champion Doodler Layla Karpuz, age 6, is from Mary Mother of Hope Junior National School, D15.
Vicky Enright, 3rd Year, Salesian Secondary, Limerick.
Niamh Byrne, 5th Year, Presentation Secondary School, Tipperary.
Shannon Mouroz, 2nd Year, Kinsale Community School in Cork.
Carolyn O'Connell, 6th year, from Christ King Girls Secondary Community School.
Rebecca Holden -- 6th Year -- from Our Lady's of Mercy Secondary school in Waterford.
Caoimhe Walsh, 6th Year, from Our Lady's Bower school in Westmeath.