Yahoo!'s Green Icon Challenge Winners Announced


Last month, Yahoo! went searching for the next great green icon (see our coverage here) to signify green and to help flag greener things you can do all over their network of sites -- "everything from making green purchases to finding the most fuel-efficient cars," they said. Almost 500 entries later, the voting has ended and the new icon is..."Earth Point!" (above left), submitted by Leah Dickey.

For her efforts, Ms. Dickey gets to choose the non-profit where $20,000 in prize money goes; both second place, "Yahoo! Leaf" (above, center) and third place, "green yahoo! tree mod" (above right) get to send $5,000 to a non-profit of their choosing. More on the winners can be found here, along with the rest of the entrants (who, let's face it, all won just by entering); over the next few months, Yahoo! will be finalizing the icon through various usability measures and preparing it to appear across the network in properties such as Yahoo! Autos, Yahoo! Groups and Yahoo! Shopping. Check out more at ::Bix