Doodle 4 Google National Winner 2010 Wants to Save the Rainforest

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The winning Doodle 4 Google drawing by Makenzie Melton, Age 9, Grade 3.

A Green Doodle 4 Google Wins!

Every year, Google holds a competition for kids. The winner gets to have its drawing of the Google logo seen by hundreds of millions of people on the search giant's homepage. The Doodle 4 Google (aka Doodle4Google) competition is open to all students in U.S. schools from kindergarten to grade 12, including homeschoolers, and this year's winner has been announced: It's Makenzie Melton, age 9, from El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Her drawing shows the Google logo in the rainforest, and Makenzie seems to have a very developed environmental conscience. Check out how she describes her drawing.
Title: Rainforest Habitat

I chose this doodle because the rainforest is in danger and it is not fair to the plants and animals. I love everything except spiders and snakes, but I would still save them.

How Was the Winning Doodle 4 Google Selected?
Makenzie's design was selected from "more than 33,000 student submissions from all over the country." She received a $15,000 college scholarship, a netbook computer and a $25,000 technology grant for a new computer lab at her school.

Her doodle was also featured on the homepage on May 27, 2010 for millions of people to enjoy all across the country.

You can see last year's Doodle 4 Google highlights in this video (I suppose this year's highlights will be released soon):

Also check out the Doodle 4 Google page.

See also: Kids Doodle 4 Google, Express Wishes for the World

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