Appeared on Google UK
The doodle – which spells out the Google name using footballers playing keepy-uppy – will appear on google.co.uk for the whole day. Daniel Joel, 14, from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, beat off stiff competition from 3,000 other children to design a doodle around the theme of “I love football”.
Google said the doodles were judged on artistic merit, creativity and how well they encapsulated the message. Google selected 10 finalists, and asked the public to choose their favourite logo from the list.
Daniel’s doodle will now be pitted against those drawn by other finalists from around the world, and the public will be able to select their overall favourite doodle. The overall winner will win a trip to South Africa with his family, while the second-placed entrant will receive tickets to a Premier League football match.
“This has been an amazing experience for us,” said Anat Amir, head of marketing for Google Africa. “We’ve seen some pretty impressive artwork and are looking forward to seeing the results of the gloabal competition.”