Sixth Grader Designs Today’s Google Homepage Logo

Grace Moon google doodle.gifCalifornia sixth grader Grace Moon beat out 16,000 K-12 students from around the country to win Google’s 2008 Doodle 4 Google competition, which this year called for doodles around the theme “What if…?” Featured today on Google’s homepage (and pictured above), Moon’s design depicts a rainbow-hued utopia she calls “Up in the Clouds.”

“This new world is clean and fresh, and people are social and enlightened,” said Moon of her design. “Every person here is treated as family no matter who they are. The bright sun heats this ideal place with warmth, love, and brightens everyone’s day.” Hmm. Add in some free gourmet food, rubber balls, and on-site oil changes, and Moon’s world sounds a lot like Google headquarters. She got the opportunity to compare the two this morning, when she visited the Googleplex and chatted via satellite with Matt Lauer and the crew at TODAY: