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Greek Google doodle winner announced

The sun, sea and a small boat festooned with a Greek flag feature in the most popular entry

The Doodle 4 Google contest was open to all pupils from 6–18 years, with four age categories. Its aim was to entourage schoolchildren to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign the Google homepage logo for a day

'My Greece, Sun and Sea' is the title of the winning entry 'My Greece, Sun and Sea' is the title of the winning entry The winning entry to design a Greek-themed Google doodle – the logo that graces the homepage of the world's most popular internet search engine – was announced on Monday.

The sun, sea and a small boat festooned with a Greek flag feature in the entry by Asteris Reynik, a primary school pupil from the town of Litochoro, in the northern prefecture of Pieria.

"I painted my doodle with a big sun, the sea and the Greek flag because for me that is Greece," wrote Reynik when submitting his entry. 

The Doodle 4 Google contest was open to all pupils from 6–18 years, with four age categories. Its aim was to entourage schoolchildren to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign the Google homepage logo for a day.

Refnik's doodle was one of 60 – 15 from each category – selected from thousands by a team of judges. The top entries were then presented to the public, who were invited to vote for their favourite online from April 15 to May 7.

The first-prize doodle will grace Google Greece's webpage for a day and the lucky winner will receive a Chromebook, a Wacom tablet and a sweatshirt with the winning design.

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