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Could your doodle go on Google?

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ‘Google doodle’ is the picture you see each day when you click on the famous search engine’s home page.

This year, 11-year-old New Yorker Audrey Zhang won the seventh Doodle 4 Google competition, beating more than 100 000 other entrants.

Zhang created a doodle of a water purifier. The Google designers who helped to pick her image and who animated it, said: “Every leaf seemed to have life on it.”

Zhang was inspired by the theme, ‘An invention that would make the world a better place’. She won a US$30 000 college scholarship and a US$50 000 Google for Education technology grant for her school. Google has also pledged to donate US$20 000 to a charity that focuses on helping communities to access clean water.

Other finalists included a young inventor who dreamed up the ‘Ideatriever’, a device that stores ideas in light bulbs.

The Google doodle originated in 1998 and was originally intended to mark celebrated holidays, famous people and inventions. Overseen by a team of illustrators and engineers, more than 2 000 Google doodles have since graced Google homepages around the world.

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