Her Google doodle hits the big time

IT'S a doodle that's sure to get plenty of exposure.

Rockhampton's Cate Ostwald's drawing of sea life could be viewed by “millions and millions and millions” of people if she wins the Doodle 4 Google My Wish For Australia competition.

Seven-year-old Cate was named the Queensland winner of the competition for years 1 to 3 with her underwater sketch which depicts her wish for rubbish-free oceans.

Yesterday the keen angler and beachgoer said she didn't like litter because it could end up in the ocean and could kill wildlife.

“When I think about Australia, I think about our oceans and how pollution can hurt the sea creatures,” she said.

“Some turtles get plastic bags stuck in their mouths, it's sad.”

Celebrity judges artists Ken Done and Anne Geddes and humanitarian and director of the Global Poverty Project, Hugh Evans, picked her drawing from over 5000 entries.

If Cate is national winner, she could see her design on the Google website on Australia Day and win prizes, including $10,000 for her school.

Cate and her family will travel to Sydney on November 10 to attend the awards ceremony at the Sydney Opera House, along with 31 state finalists from around Australia.

It is now up to the Australian public to vote for their favourite design with the winner decided by Google's original doodler Dennis Hwang.

To vote for Cate's Doodle for Google go to www.google.com.au/doodle4google and click on 'Vote'.



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