A first grader just won this year's Google Doodle contest -- here's her adorable drawing

  • Google has announced the winner of its annual Doodle 4 Google contest. The theme of this year’s contest was “What inspires me?”
  • This year’s winner is Sarah Gomez-Lane, a first grader from Falls Church, Virginia.
  • Gomez-Lane’s dinosaur-filled drawing was inspired by her dream of becoming a paleontologist.

After months of deliberation, Google has selected the winner of its annual Doodle 4 Google contest.

The winning drawing was created by Sarah Gomez-Lane, a first grader from Falls Church, Virginia.

Here’s her design:

Doodle 4 Google winner design 2018Sarah Gomez-Lane/Google

The annual event lets students in grades K-12 put their spin on the logo on Google’s homepage. This year’s theme was “What inspires me?”

“The things on my Doodle are my favourite dinosaurs,” Gomez-Lane told Google about her design. “Dinosaurs inspire me to study more to be a paleontologist. The shovel is for my future job!”

Google evaluated the student drawings on three criteria: artistic skill, creativity, and how well it follows this year’s theme. Google said the Doodle team “immediately fell in love with Sarah’s creative interpretation of the D4G theme, her use of dinosaurs to depict the Google logo, and her big ambitions for her future career, especially at such a young age.”

Gomez-Lane’s design will become the basis for an interactive experience on the Google homepage sometime in the next few months. She’ll receive a $US30,000 college scholarship, a $US50,000 technology package for her school, a trip to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, and some Google hardware and “fun Googley swag.”

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