Doodle for Google Finalist

Gordon’s pupil is Doodle for Google finalist

Joanne Eaton, an S2 pupil at Robert Gordon’s College is a finalist in the annual ‘Doodle for Google’ Competition which offers winners the chance to have their logo displayed on the google homepage for 24 hours. Of over 50,000 entries, Joanne has been selected as one of four finalists in the ‘Computer Designed’ category. There are 52 finalists overall, in 4 categories and the winners of each category are now open to the public vote at www.google.co.uk/doodle4google.

The theme of the competition this year, set by google, was ‘My Hero’ and as part of the computing course pupils were asked to create a doodle for the competition. Mrs Fiona Currie, the Head of Computing at Robert Gordon’s College then chose the best 6 to enter for the competition. Joanne (aged 12, from Dyce) chose the British Military. She said of her choice: “I have depicted the British Military because they are true heroes of Britain. They are normal civilians but have an important job. They protect our country as well as helping others and should be recognised for their bravery. These men and women risk their lives to ensure that we remain safe.”

Mrs Currie said “We are very excited that Joanne has been selected as a finalist from so many entries. We hope that lots of people in Aberdeen will go online and vote before Monday, to give Joanne a chance to have her logo displayed on the google homepage.”

Google have emailed Mrs Currie at Robert Gordon's College saying:

“We were extremely impressed with Joanne’s doodle for its artistic merit, creativity, interpretation of the My Hero theme and the supporting statement. Over 50,000 doodles were created this year, so getting to this stage is a fantastic achievement.

From the 480 Regional Finalists, our judging panel selected 52 regional winners and computer finalists. These doodles, including Joanne's, are now open to voting by the general public and will help choose the National Winners.

Joanne will receive a certificate and framed doodle as a prize for getting so far in the competition. The overall winner's doodle will go live on the Google homepage for 24 hours, and win a trip to California.”

ENDS.

Media Contact:

Gayle Veitch, Robert Gordon’s College, 01224 611239, 07852 132724 g.veitch@rgc.aberdeen.sch.uk

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