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Doodling for Google rules, OK?

Six-year-old schoolgirl wins national doodling competition to have her drawing featured on internet search engine’s Irish homepage.

REMEMBER WHEN DOODLING was frowned upon at school? Not so for the winning entry to the Doodle 4 Google competition, which was just announced this afternoon.

The overall winner was six-year-old Layla Karpuz, a senior infants student from Dublin: her doodle will appear on the Google Ireland homepage on Wednesday. Her school, Mary Mother of Hope Junior National School in Dublin 15, also wins a €10,000 technology grant and Layla and her schoolteacher each get a personal laptop.

This year’s competition to design a doodle for Google was themed, ‘To me, happiness is…’ Layla said:

My picture is about the things that make me feel happy. In my picture you can see love hearts, curls, shamrocks, people with fancy hats, people going on a bear hunt, grass men, plants, shamrock plants for Ireland, grannies and a caterpillar because I like searching for caterpillars. I used different colours in my picture because it looks nice. I like my picture!


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  • Layla Karpuz - Love Google

    Ireland'€™s champion Doodler Layla Karpuz, age 6, is from Mary Mother of Hope Junior National School, D15.
  • Caoimhe Walsh - Oval-shaped Heart

    Caoimhe Walsh, 6th Year, from Our Lady'€™s Bower school in Westmeath.
  • Rebecca Holden - To me, Happiness is Nature (regional finalist)

    Rebecca Holden - 6th Year - from Our Lady'€™s of Mercy Secondary school in Waterford.
  • India Mullen - Happy Memories

    India Mullen, 5th Year, from Holy Child School Killiney (5th year).
  • Carolyn O'Connell - A Burst of Colour

    Carolyn O'Connell, 6th year, from Christ King Girls Secondary Community School.
  • Jingze Du (regional finalist)

    Jingze Du, 2nd year, Colaiste Einde in Galway.
  • Shannon Mouroz - Happy Land (regional finalist)

    Shannon Mouroz, 2nd Year, Kinsale Community School in Cork.
  • Sophie Griffin - Swans (regional finalist)

    Sophie Griffin, 2nd Class, from Scoil Naomh Eire Kerry.
  • Niamh Byrne - Capturing Happiness (national finalist)

    Niamh Byrne, 5th Year, Presentation Secondary School, Tipperary.
  • Vicky Enright - Cupcakes and Sweets (national finalist)

    Vicky Enright, 3rd Year, Salesian Secondary, Limerick
  • Ella O'Hagan - My Life (national finalist)

    Ella O'Hagan, 6th Class, Scoil Iosagain Co Donegal
  • Winner alright.

    Google'€™s champion doodler Layla Karpuz with her winning entry. Pic:Marc O'Sullivan

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