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This First Grader Won Google's Prestigious 'Doodle' Contest With This Awesome Drawing

This First Grader Won Google's Prestigious 'Doodle' Contest With This Awesome Drawing
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Updated 4 weeks ago

Google's no stranger to some pretty awesome competitions.

If you're a gifted coder/programmer and want to solve some complex algorithms for a chance to win some dough, you can check out their Code Jam. If marketing's more your thing, they've got a contest for that too. Android developers can make a pretty penny with this competition as well.

But there's one Google competition that stands above the others when it comes to sheer adorableness, and that's their Doodle challenge.

The tech-software giant just announced the winner of it's fourth ever Doodle competition and the student who took home the grand prize was first-grader Sarah Gomez-Lane, from Falls Church, Virginia.

The key to her success? Dinosaurs. Lots of awesome dinosaurs.

K-12 students are encouraged to take the Google logo and then turn it into a work of art. This year's contest theme was, "What Inspires Me?"

Gomez-Lane's work of art was accompanied with the following blurb:

"The things on my Doodle are my favorite dinosaurs. Dinosaurs inspire me to study more to be a paleontologist. The shovel is for my future job!" 

Along with bragging rights, Gomez-Lane secured a $50,000 technology package for her school, along with a $30,000 college scholarship and a trip to Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California. They're also going to hook her up with some Google hardware and swag.

You can check out some of the other finalists from each state and territory below. 

Landrey's Beach Gwinnspiration, K-3

Happy Tooth, K-3

Outer Space, K-3

Free In The Oceanm K-3

Roboticals, K-3

A Doctor and Her Tools, K-3

Animals, K-3

School Bus Camp, K-3

The Curious Cat, K-3

Google Artists, 4-5

Intergalactic Space Exploration Roller coaster, 4-5

It's A Whale's Life, 4-5

Magical Creatures, 4-5

Baking inspires me to be creative, 4-5

For a full list of all the Doodle 4 Google finalists, click here.

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