Ballyduff's Emma scoops prize for Google 'Doodle'
Published 01/04/2014 | 05:34
BALLYDUFF National School pupil Emma Doyle was last week named as the winner of the Group 3 category in Google's Doodle 4 Google competition.
Fifth class pupil Emma, who won the nine to 12 age category, was presented with her award at a ceremony at Google's HQ in Dublin by professional Google doodler Katy Wu, who travelled from the US for the ceremony.
The theme of this year's event was 'My Adventure'. Emma's winning doodle, entitled 'My Adventure as a Cub Scout' was inspired by her adventures with the cub scouts and the activities they do to help raise awareness of scouting in Ireland.
A panel of judges including Ciara O'Shea, marketing manager of Dublin Children's Museum, Imaginosity; Irish artist Christine Crotty of the Swan Academy of Art, Design and Digital, known for her pictorial maps of Irish walled towns; and Jim Fitzpatrick, Irish artist and creator of the iconic red and black 1968 Che Guevara poster, chose the 75 finalists for the public vote. More than 120,000 votes were registered with the highest number of votes in each class group making it through to the overall finals. Other finalists from north Wexford included Holly Meehan from Kilnamanagh NS in Group 3; Maeve O'Callaghan from Gorey Community School in Group 5; Kayleigh Byrne from Gorey Community School in Group 5; and Chafia Flynn from Our Lady of Lourdes NS, Bunclody, in Group 2.