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GoogleDoodle Taps 7-Year-Old Artist

Seven-year-old Matteo Lopez of South San Francisco CA walked away with the top prize in the GoogleDoodle contest. His vision of “Space Life” led the 107,000 entries. His goal:

[To] become an astronaut and explore space life. I want to wear a space suit, fly in space, walk on the moon and make friends with aliens in other planets.

Google Doodle
Google Doodle : Space Life : Matteo Lopez

As the contest winner, Lopez wins not only a $15,000 college scholarship and a netbook, but his drawing is being featured on the Google U.S. homepage all day today. Moreover, Google is giving his school a $25,000 technology grant.

The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York will display the top 40 regional finalists through June 16; the exhibit will be mirrored at SFMOMA in San Francisco from May 20 through July 19.

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By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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