A talented Martin County High School (MCHS) student could soon have their art featured on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 54 State and Territory winners in its 14th annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest where K-12 students across the United States have the opportunity to create their own version of the Google logo inspired by the prompt "I care for myself by...".
Sophie Araque-Liu, a junior at MCHS, is one of the 54 U.S. State and Territory winners, with her Doodle having been selected as Florida's winner. Google's guest judges - Selena Gomez (recording artist, actress, entrepreneur and philanthropist), Elyse Fox (director, model and mental health activist) and Juliana Urtubey (2021 National Teacher of the Year) - were instrumental in selecting Sophie's Doodle out of the thousands of entries received this year.
To help their favorites succeed, everyone across the USA is encouraged to vote for their favorite Doodle from the 54 State and Territory Winners. Public voting will determine the five national finalists (one in each grade group). Google will announce these five national finalists in June, one of which will have their Doodle featured on the Google homepage for a day.
The national winner will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and their school will receive a $50,000 tech package for the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology program.
Voting will open in the very near future.