Toronto student's sea telescope image wins Doodle 4 Google Canada
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.
Published Tuesday, February 25, 2014 10:42AM EST
A Toronto student 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.
Cindy Tang, who attends Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute, was picked from a selection of 25 regional finalists that included submissions from Ontario, the Prairies, Atlantic Canada, British Columbia and Northern Canada. Tang, 17, will receive a $10,000 education scholarship and an HP Chromebook computer. Her school will receive a $10,000 grant.
- Click here to view a gallery of the regional finalists
"We believe it's important to challenge young Canadians to fire up their imaginations and ignite their interest in science, art and innovation," Chris O'Neill, Google Canada's managing director, said in a statement released on Tuesday.
"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."
Tang's winning design features a girl standing on a dock, peering through a giant telescope that overlooks a sea filled with marine life. It will be featured on the Google Canada homepage on Wednesday.
"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," reads a description of Tang's design on the "Doodle 4 Google" website.
Students were invited to create a Google logo based on this year's theme competition "If I could invent anything, I would invent…"
Some of the finallists of the "Doodle 4 Google Canada" competition were invited to attend the winner's ceremony, held at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
They were joined by a number of guest judges, including Ann Makosinski, the 2013 Google science fair winner, and former Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Tang's design, along with 72 other competition finallists, will be on display at the ROM until April 27.