Niamh Byrne from Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel has won the 4th, 5th and 6th year category of Google’s third annual Irish Doodle 4 Google competition. Niamh competed against the 60 regional winners and won the most public votes of any entry in her age category.
Niamh competed against three other national finalists for the title of overall winner of the Doodle 4 Google competition. Entrants were asked to design a doodle of the Google logo on the theme ‘To me, happiness is..’. Describing her doodle, Niamh said, “Enjoying life is my way to achieving happiness, Whether it’s laughing with my friends until I cry, or watching the sun rise to consume all of nature’s beauty in its glow. One snapshot can capture it all and the camera is in my hands.”
The overall winner, who was selected by Google senior doodler Mike Dutton, was Layla Karpuz, a senior infants student from Mary Mother of Hope Junior National School, Dublin 15.
Layla’s doodle will be seen by millions of people when it appears on the Google homepage in Ireland today, Wednesday, March 9th. Her school will also receive a €10,000 technology grant while Layla and her fellow national finalists and their teachers will receive a personal laptop computer each.
All the 60 regional finalists’ doodles can be viewed on www.google.ie/doodle4google.