Doodle 4 Google 2014 Winner

For Google's 7th annual Doodle 4 Google competition, they asked kids K-12 to tell them what they would invent to help make the world a better place. More than 100,000 submissions, 250 state finalists, 50 state winners, and five national age group winners later, 

The competition is over and the winner is an 11-year old Audrey Zhang of New York.

According to Google "This year's theme: If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place..."

"Before there was an airplane, there were doodles of cool flying machines. And before there was a submarine, there were doodles of magical underwater sea explorers. Since the beginning of time, ideas big and small, practical and playful, have started out as doodles. One talented young artist - Audrey Zhang, 11, NY got to animate her Doodle and see it on the Google homepage. She received a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for her school. In addition Google donated $40,000 in her name to charity:water to provide clean water to schools in Bangladesh."

According to Audrey Zhang "To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier. It takes in dirty and polluted water from rivers, lakes, and even oceans, then massively transforms the water into clean, safe and sanitary water, when humans and animals drink this water, they will live a healthier life."


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