A 7-year-old student Matteo Lopez from Monte Verde Elementary School San Francisco won the 2011 Doodle 4 Google competition with his imaginative work My Space Life, outstanding from more than 107,000 submissions from the entire nation.
Google announced the result on Thursday’s award ceremony at Google’s New York City office. According the report, Matteo will be receiving a $15,000 college scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for his school.
Doodle 4 Google contest is open to the students from kindergarten to 12th grade. Contestants are to submit their doodling inspired by the theme What I'd like to do someday.
Matteo’s “Space Life” expresses his desire to be a space explorer. In a description of his entry, he wrote, I want to wear a space suit, fly in space, walk on the moon and make friends with aliens (on) other planets.
Alexander Davenport, a marketing manager with Google, said, His artwork really speaks to what he wants to do someday. And it's quirky, fun and Googley.
During the ceremony, Matteo said: “I am very excited and happy.” Later in a phone interview with a reporter, he added I like to draw a lot. I started drawing when I was 3 1/2 years old!
It is said Matteo will appear on NBC's Today show Friday morning.