zOMG! This is a fantastic idea!
The Google Doodle contest this year was won by 11-year-old Audrey Zhang of Levitown, Long Island, because she brilliantly illustrated an idea to make water clean!
The contest theme was: “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place,” and Zhang got to work! Her water cleaning machine, “a transformative water purifier,” is illustrated in the work, which she calls Back to Mother Nature.
And this was the first year ever that Google had their winner help them animate the doodle (above)!
For having her picture selected, Audrey got to visit Google’s headquarters, received a $30,000 scholarship, and $50,000 was given to her school, Island Trees Memorial Middle School, in the form of a technology grant! The company also donated $40,000 in Audrey’s name to an organization that gives clean water to schools in Bangladesh.
If only more young people were this aware, just imagine how much we could change the world!
Ch-ch-check out the video of the rest of the doodles and Audrey’s big moment (below)!