Battle Ground 9th Grader Wins WA Google Doodle Competition
Holly Halberg's doodle "Silhouette" was the Washington State winner in the Doodle 4 Google contest.
Holly Halberg, a 9th grader from Battle Ground High School, in Battle Ground, Washington, is the Washington state winner in the eighth annual Doodle 4 Google competition. Holly is one of the 53 winners with her doodle, “Silhouette.” The contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “What makes me...me.”
Halberg’s doodle was selected from around 100,000 received this year.
Google will announce the five national finalists and one of them as the national winner on March 21 — and the winner’s doodle will go live on Google.com that day.
The winning student and national finalists will travel to Mountain View, California, to meet and workshop with Google’s team of professional doodlers and see what it takes to launch a Doodle on the Google homepage. The national finalists can also nominate a teacher who has inspired them to come along on the trip. The national winner will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and his or her school will receive a $50,000 Google for Education grant towards the establishment and improvement of a computer lab or technology program.
The five national finalists (one in each grade group) will be chosen by public vote. Voting will be open from February 5 to February 22. To view the doodles of all the finalists and vote for your favorite, go to doodle4google.