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Inspired By Neil Armstrong, Boy Wins Google 4 Doodle Competition

Matteo Lopez has become the youngest person to win the Doodle for Google competition in which the company invites US school kids to make doodles for its search engine logo.

The seven year old from the Monte Verde Elementary School in San Francisco, wants to become an astronaut when he grows up and explore new planets,

He wishes to ‘meet other people in different planets and go to other planets I haven't been to’ because ‘I've only been to Earth,’ Digital Life reports.

The theme for this year’s competition, which is now in its fourth year, was ‘'What I'd Like To Do Someday’, which invited school kids to design doodles based on what they want to do when they grow up.

Lopez was recently in New York with regional winners for the award presentation ceremony. He said, he liked visiting the M&M store and Times Square. Google presented him with a college scholarship worth $15,000, a netbook and a $25,000 technology grant for his school.

The boy’s doodle, titled ‘Space Life’, was inspired by his hero Neil Armstrong, the first man in space.

Lopez claims that it took him three weeks to create the doodle, which ultimately got selected as the winning entry among 107,000 submissions made by schoolchildren across the US.