TODAY   |  May 18, 2012

Arr! Pirate sketch wins ‘Doodle 4 Google’

7-year-old Dylan Hoffman did a lot of drawings before coming up with the winning pirate theme for his Google doodle drawing, which answered where he would visit if he could travel back in time.

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>>> we are back now at 7:50 with the winner of the annual doodle four google contest. this year's theme was, if i could travel in time, i'd visit -- here with the winning doodle is 7-year-old dillon hoffman. he's with us now along with google's vice president of product management marissa meyer. good morning to both of you. dillon , hang tight for one second, i'll congratulate you in a second. marissa , you were here on the day that facebook has its huge ipo. people are lining up. everyone's talking about it. is it worth all the excitement?

>> well, i tnk it's a really important milestone for them and we wish them all the best.

>> there was a poll recently that half the people in this country think it's going to be a passing fad, facebook. where do you fall on that?

>> i really can't specific late. i think that they have a great company and a great service.

>> all right. let's move on to doodle for google. dillon , congratulations. this is a very big deal . why did you enter this contest?

>> i don't know.

>> you don't know? did you immediately know what you wanted to draw

>> no.

>> no. when did you come up with this theme?

>> --

>> you did a lot of drafts, right?

>> i did a lot of drafts.

>> how many drawings did you do before you came up with this one that finally won?

>> a lot.

>> a lot?

>> his dad thought maybe thousands.

>> are you like a guy who likes pirates?

>> yeah.

>> so you draw a lot of pictures were pirates?

>> yeah.

>> do you know, dillon , that now, because you're the winner, millions of people are going to see your drawing?

>> yeah.

>> is that pretty cool?

>> yeah.

>> and do you know about the prizes you get?

>> yeah.

>> one of the prizes right there, you get your google -- your doodle on top of crayons.

>> in the fall crayola is putting dillon 's doodle on a 64 box of crayons for back to school and he's won a $3,000 college scholarship. a $50,000 technology grant for his school.

>> and i got a laptop.

>> and you got a trip to new york, right? how about high five for that. way to go. a lot of entries this year i know. it's a very cool winner. marissa , thanks so much.