~~June 9, 2014~~
An 11-year-old girl drew Monday’s awesome Google Doodle — and won a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for her New York school in the process.
Her name is Audrey Zhang, and her winning entry was chosen from more than 100,000 submissions in Google’s seventh annual Doodle 4 Google contest.
For the first time, Google designers animated her concept on the company’s homepage, where viewers will see dragons breathing fire, whales wearing top hats and winking, and much more.
Here are some closeups.
“To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier,” Zhang said in a Google statement. “It takes in dirty and polluted water from rivers, lakes, and even oceans, then massively transforms the water into clean, safe and sanitary water, when humans and animals drink this water, they will live a healthier life.”
“I came up with the design when I learned that not everyone has clean water,” she explained in an accompanying video.
Way to dream, Audrey.
~~Doodle 4 Google 2014 Winner~~
~~Published on Jun 8, 2014~~
For our 7th annual Doodle 4 Google competition, we asked kids K-12 to tell us what they would invent to help make the world a better place. More than 100,000 submissions, 250 state finalists, 50 state winners, and five national age group winners later, the competition has come to a close and we have a winner — 11-year old Audrey Zhang of New York.
The fifth grader told Newsday she was excited to see her work brought to life.
She attended an awards ceremony in Mountain View, Calif., last month.
Titled “Back to Mother Nature,” Zhang’s drawing features a mythical, winged water purification machine.
Doodle 4 Google program manager Liat Ben Rafael says a doodle team of animators prepared it for its homepage debut.
In Audrey’s name, Google is donating $20,000 to a charity that brings clean water and latrines to schools in Bangladesh.
We ALL are ONE!!