ROM Exhibition Features Canadian Winners of Doodle 4 Google Contest

ROM Exhibition Features Canadian Winners of Doodle 4 Google Contest

 

(Toronto, Ontario - February 25, 2014)  The Royal Ontario Museum unveiled today a new exhibition featuring the drawings of the top 73 regional finalists from across Canada from this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest. Open for the first time in Canada, this national competition challenged Canadian students from kindergarten to Grade 12, to redesign the famous Google logo using the theme “If I could invent anything, I would invent... ”.  The winning design is featured in the ROM’s new Doodle 4 Google exhibition that runs until April 27 in the Museum’s Weston Family Wing, Level 2, and will be seen by millions as the exclusive design on Google Canada’s homepage on February 26, 2014.

Following thousands of submissions, and nearly 200,000 votes, Ontario’s Cindy Tang, age 17 has been named the winner of the first ever Doodle 4 Google Canada competition for her illustration of an underwater sea telescope.Sea Telescope doodle by Cindy Tang

Chris O’Neill, Managing Director of Google Canada, presented the National Winner with a $10,000 university or college scholarship to be used at the school of his or her choice along with a $10,000 contribution to the National Winner’s school at an awards event held at the ROM this morning.  The winner and four finalists were congratulated by the Honorable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario who attended this morning’s event.

The twenty-five Regional Finalists in this year’s Doogle 4 Google contest were selected from among 73 of the best drawings submitted to Google Canada by four distinguished judges that included Janet Carding, Director & CEO of the ROM; Chris Hadfield, astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station; Ann Makosinski, Google Science Fair Winner 2013 and Karine Vanasse, actor. The National Winner and Regional Winners were then voted on by public on Google’s site between January 31 and February 14, 2014.  The call for submissions to this year’s contest closed on December 31, 2013.

The Doodle 4 Google exhibition is part of the ROM’s year-long calendar of Centennial events that celebrate one hundred years of the Museum connecting visitors to their world and each other and inspiring new discoveries.

 

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For information about the Doodle 4 Google contest, including categories and prizes, please see:
http://www.google.ca/doodle4google/prizes.html

 

For more about the Doodle 4 Google exhibition at the ROM, please see:

http://www.rom.on.ca/en/exhibitions-galleries/exhibitions

 

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