After 130,000 submissions together with millions of votes cast, Sabrina Brady of Sparta, Wisc. has been named the 2013 USA Doodle 4 Google National Winner. Her doodle, “Coming Home,” volition live featured on the Google homepage inward the USA tomorrow, May 23.
Students across all fifty states amazed us alongside their creative interpretations of this year’s theme, “My Best Day Ever…” From scuba ping to dinosaurs to exploring outer space, nosotros were wowed past times the ways immature artists brought their best days to life inward their doodles.
Sabrina’s doodle stood out inward the crowd; it tells the storey of her reunion alongside her begetter equally he returned from an xviii calendar month deployment inward Iraq. Her creative role of the Google letters to illustrate this heartfelt instant clearly resonated alongside voters across the dry soil together with all of us at Google.
In improver to seeing her artwork on the Google homepage, Sabrina—who is inward twelfth degree at Sparta High School—will have a $30,000 college scholarship, a Chromebook figurer together with a $50,000 technology scientific discipline grant for her school. She volition attend Minneapolis College of Art together with Design this coming fall, where she volition proceed her artistic pursuits. Congratulations Sabrina!
In improver to the National Winner, voters across the dry soil helped us decide the iv National Finalists, who volition each have a $5,000 college scholarship:
- Grades K-3: Reagan Gonsalves (Grade 1, Santan Elementary School, Chandler, Ariz.) for her doodle “My best twenty-four threescore minutes menstruum always is learning close nature.” Reagan says, “My best twenty-four threescore minutes menstruum always is to live to a greater extent than or less the pretty animals together with plants inward nature, because I dear to know close what is to a greater extent than or less me. I dear to spotter hummingbirds gulp nectar out of flowers. I dear to read books on nature together with how plants together with animals grow.”
- Grades 4-5: Audrey Zhang (Grade 4, Michael F. Stokes Elementary School, Levittown, N.Y.) for her doodle “…When I discovery paradise!” Zhang says, “My best twenty-four threescore minutes menstruum always volition live when I discovery paradise. In paradise, I could play alongside dragons, romp alongside leopards, together with chat alongside fairies…It would live the best twenty-four threescore minutes menstruum always when I could lastly alive inward a mystical, dreamy realm.”
- Grades 6-7: Maria Iannone (Grade 7, Chestnut Ridge Middle School, Sewell, N.J.) for her doodle “The best twenty-four threescore minutes menstruum ever.” Maria says, “Where I live, it’s hard to stance the nighttime heaven rattling well. Having an involvement inward astronomy, a twenty-four threescore minutes menstruum where I tin discovery the things I written report on my ain fourth dimension would satisfy me.”
- Grades 8-9: Joseph Han (Grade 8, Falmouth Middle School, Falmouth, Maine) for his doodle “Late-afternoon bliss.” Joey says, “For me, ‘the best twenty-four threescore minutes menstruum ever’ doesn’t consist of ambitious dreams, simply rather the enjoyment of a twenty-four threescore minutes menstruum spent inward carefree euphoria. Being inward the woods is something that evokes such happiness inward me. The lighthearted joy of rafting, line-fishing or catching fireflies is what I’ve attempted to capture.”
After the awards ceremony, all fifty of our State Winners volition unveil a exceptional exhibition of their artwork at the American Museum of Natural History inward New York City, where their doodles volition live displayed for Blue Planet to stance from May 22 – July 14.
Thanks to all who voted together with helped us conduct the 2013 Doodle 4 Google winners. Even to a greater extent than importantly, give thank yous you to all of the students who submitted their artwork together with the parents together with teachers who proceed to inspire together with back upward their immature artists. Until adjacent year… happy doodling!