Student’s Google Doodle Gets Him $30K plus new Chromebook

Google has declared second-grader Dylan Hoffman the national Doodle 4 Google contest champion.

Hoffman’s “Pirate Times” drawing (featured here) will be the logo on Google’s homepage for Friday May 18th.

In addition to a brand new Chromebook, the seven-year old student will receive a $30,000 college scholarship. And Google didn’t forget about his classmates either. The rest of the elementary school Hoffman attends will get a $50,000 technology grant.

Hoffman’s artwork along with the other top 50 entries will be on exhibit at The New York Library from May 18th – July 19th.

In a blog post, Marissa Mayer, Google’s vice president, product management, said Hoffman’s doodle “will also be featured on a special edition Crayola 64 Box, the first time ever that a child’s artwork has appeared on Crayola’s iconic box.”

Google reported that there were 114,000 entrants in 2012 for the yearly contest.

About Cliff Boodoosingh

Cliff Boodoosingh has been writing on Internet-based technology for more than 10 years. At Dow Jones he covered the money markets, Canadian dollar and daily hot stocks. He authored Regional Analysis sections and competitor profiles for business intelligence reports on the mobile/wireless markets at Marcus Evans. He recently moved from managing digital publications and media coverage for the Technology Division at VerticalScope to oversee content development at, a new personal finance portal.
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