Wicklow kids could be Ireland’s top doodlers

Jessica McDonald's doodle (Group 3)

Two schoolchildren from Wicklow have reached the finals of the sixth annual Doodle4Google competition.

Eva Doyle and Jessica mcDonal, both from St Gerard’s Junior School in Bray, are among 75 children from across Ireland who are in with a chance of being named Ireland’s top doodler.

The overall winner will have their doodle shown on the Google.ie homepage for a full day in March 2014 as well as receiving a scholarship of €5,000 for their third-level studies.

In addition, the winner’s school will also receive a €10,000 technology grant as well as a Chromebook for both the overall winner and their teacher.

Members of the public can vote for their favourite Doodle on www.google.ie/doodle4google.

Eva Doyle's doodle (Group 1)

Eva Doyle’s doodle (Group 1)

Voting will close at midnight on the 10th of March. The five most popular doodles, one from each age category, will go forward to the final and one of Google’s professional doodlers will select the overall winner.

John Herlihy, Head of Google Ireland, said, “We were very impressed by the quality of entries that we received this year and each entrant should be enormously proud of their work. The level of creativity and imagination shown was fantastic and left our judging panel with a tough task of shortening the list to 75. Now it’s the public’s turn to get involved and help choose our five class group winners. So get online and get voting for your favourite doodle!”

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