18-Year-Old Girl Wins The Google Doodle Competition 2019

18-Year-Old Girl Wins The Google Doodle Competition 2019

"When I grow up, I hope to care for my mom as much as she cared for me my entire life," she said on winning.

An 18-year-old African-American girl from Georgia won the Google Doodle competition and it's her design that we are seeing on the Google homepage today.

Every year Google organizes a competition for students across the country to encourage them to design their own Google search page. This year, out of over 200,000 subscriptions a young Georgia girl,  Arantza Peña Popo of Dekalb County, won the honor.

Screenshot of Popo's doodle

The theme of the competition this year was - "When I grow up, I hope…"

A graduate of Arabia Mountain High School, Popo says her design titled, "Once you get it, you give it back" was inspired by her own life at home. 

"When I grow up, I hope to care for my mom as much as she cared for me my entire life," she said. "In my doodle, there is a framed picture of my mother carrying me as a baby — a real picture in my house — and below the picture is me, caring for her when she’s older in the future."

She will win a scholarship of $30,000, a technology package for her school worth $50,000 and a trip to Google's headquarters in California.

She debuted in "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" as the winner on August 12th, 2019.

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