DOODLE 4 GOOGLE: Avast! As contest’s national winner, second-grader gets a day in the sun

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. (by Dylan Hoffman / courtesy of GOOGLE 2012 )

Google hosted a contest for kids, asking them to draw a Doodle — incorporating the company’s logo — that expressed their reply to the question: “If I could travel in time, I’d visit ... ”

Today, Google’s home-page features the winning Doodle, titled “Pirate Times,” by Dylan Hoffman of Caledonia, Wisc. (Hoffman’s artwork renders a pirate as the second “G” in “Google,” a coconut tree as the “L” and a treasure chest as the “E.”)

Hoffman says that he’d “sail a pirate ship looking for treasure, have a colorful pet parrot and enjoy beautiful sunsets from deserted islands,” according to Google’s official blog.

Google notes that the victorious “Dylan has come into some treasure of his own: a $30,000 college scholarship, a Chromebook computer and a $50,000 technology grant for his school. As an added bonus, Dylan’s doodle will grace the front of a special edition of the Crayola 64-crayon box, available this fall.”

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Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.
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