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This Irish kid's doodle will appear on the Google homepage

Harry Kane is winner of the seventh annual Doodle 4 Google competition.

Harry Kane - Overall Winner Source: Harry Kane via Google

THIS SIX-YEAR-OLD’S DRAWING will be seen by millions of people this Friday as it appears on the Google homepage.

Harry Kane, from St Gerard’s School in Bray, is the winner of this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition.

He also takes home a €5,000 scholarship towards his future studies, and a €10,000 technology grant for his school.

There was a record 5,085 entries to the competition this year, now in its seventh year. The winning entry beat 74 other finalists, all of which can be seen online.

NO FEE DOODLE 4 GOOGLE Source: Marc O'Sullivan

Ronan Harris, VP Sales and Operations at Google, said Harry’s entry “captured the imagination of the doodlers and allowed them to create something that was important to them.”

This is what was particularly special about Harry’s doodle.

Harry’s drawing, titled My Perfect Day, was based on his summer holidays. He said:  ”I love to swim in the sea, eat yummy ice cream, sail on a boat, fly my kite and build sandcastles.”

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