The Doodle, created by Sara Gomez-Lane, a first-grader from Falls Church, Virginia, is the first contest victor to be transformed into an interactive Doodle.
For inspiration, check out the Doodle created by last year's victor, Sarah Gomez-Lane, which is on the Google home page now. On a stormy day previous year, when the power went out at her school, Sarah chose to draw dinosaurs, because she wants to be a paleontologist one day, her parents told ABC Washington, D.C. station WJLA.
"I just hope when people see the doodle they are also inspired to think about not only what they dreamed of and wished of when they were kids, but to also take a second to enjoy the simple things in life", Perla Campos, Global Marketing Lead of the Google Doodle Team, said in a video the company released to introduce Gomez-Lane as the victor.More news: Yoshi’s Crafted World and Kirby’s Epic Yarn get dated for March
Sarah won out of 182,000 entries, Gomez said.
Ms. Gomez reportedly received $30,000 toward a college scholarship, and her elementary school in Falls Church, VA will receive $50,000 to spend on IT equipment. She and other finalists visited Google for the day and got to meet with the company's designers.
"When they called my name I felt happy and surprised", she said.More news: Golden Globes 2019: Why Jameela Jamil wore jeans under her dress
In an even cooler twist, Sarah was able to collaborate with the Doodle team to transform her artwork into an animated, interactive experience.
The team came up with is a Tyrannosaurus Rex who plays the trumpet, a Triceratops who eats ice cream, a Brachiosaurus who eats blueberries, a shovel that digs up a custom dinosaur that Sarah created and a Stegosaurus who blows a bubble out of gum and floats in the air - all with the simple roll of the mouse.
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Sarah, who says she wants to be a paleontologist when she grows up, delighted the Doodle staff with her illustration of dinosaurs.