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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Limerick student doodles his way to Google homepage

A 16 year old Limerick student has won an art competition run by Internet search giant Google which means his winning piece will be seen by millions of Google users on St. Patrick’s Day this month.

Evan O’Sullivan Glynn who attends St. Munchin’s College won the inaugeral Irish ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition. The youngster won the most public votes in the heavily contested competition which included another 103 county finalists.

School students were asked to design special St. Patrick’s Day Google homepage logos which would then be on display on the Google page on March 17th. In addition, Evan's school will receive a €10,000 technology grant with Evan and his teacher winning a laptop computer each.

Evens logo which will be on display on St Patrick’s Day is below,

Even wrote: “On St. Patrick’s Day, Irish people around the world celebrate their connection to Ireland - The Emerald Isle. ‘My Irish Roots’ represents this connection with how shamrocks trace back to their roots in the same way that Irish people throughout the world trace back to Ireland, their Ireland, my Ireland.

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