Who would have thought that a high school student from Compostela Valley will rise above and win Google's doodle contest? Amazingly, he beat tens of thousands of other entries to get his sarimanok-inspired drawing on the homepage of Google Philippines.
High School Student From Compostela Valley Won Doodle 4 Google Contest
Nov 09, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : Arts & Design
Kim Patrick Saren, a high school student of Nabunturan National Comprehensive High School, was the winner of Google's nationwide doodle contest with the theme "What can I do for the Philippines?"
Accoding to Saren: "This is a sarimanok inspired idea. It symbolizes Filipino culture with deep appreciation of hard work and creativity. The concept is created to solve problems like traffic, economy, education and basic needs. The key on the tail signifies the solutions to the problems wherein we must fly high with pride and honor".
As the winner, he received a P400,000 educational grant, a P350,000 connectivity grant for his school, and several other prizees ranging from tablets to gift certificates.
There were three other winners who were chosen per age group and they were Angela Kaitlin Tiu's "Love and Care for the Philippines," Avryll Nartates' "Coral Ripped or Coral Reef?", and Jay Portallo's "Symphony for Peace".
Ryan Morales, Google Philippines Country Marketing Manager said: "Through the competition, we saw the depth of the Filipino youth’s insight, creativity, and innovation. They are very keen on the idea of nation-building."
"The doodles reflect the aspirations of the nation over pressing issues—from solution to flooding to environment protection to food for the poor, value of education, culture preservation, and global competitiveness," he added.