The Doodle for Google 2019 US winner has been announced. The tech giant picked Georgia teenager Arantza Pena Popo as its winner this year. The announcement was made on August 13 on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Google began to invite kids and teenagers all over the world to participate in its Doodle for Google, which started in 2008. Arantza was chosen for conveying a powerful message for her mom through her artwork. Google Doodle Celebrates Golden Jubilee of Apollo 11's Mission to The Moon With Animated Video.
“When I grow up, I hope to care for my mom as much as she cared for me my entire life,” Arantza wrote in a statement. In the doodle, the young girl has honoured her mother’s contributions in her life, also showcasing the importance of taking care of parents as children. The doodle was inspired by a real picture in her home of Arantza’s mother holding her baby sister. In her doodle, Arantza painted a picture of her mother in her old age and she beside her. And behind her, was the framed picture of her mother, carrying Arantza as a baby. Both the images portray a powerful image of the mutual love between parents and children. And it has been winning hearts.
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Arantza’s doodle was chosen out of at least 200,000 applications. This year’s finalists reportedly included images of magic kites, space travel, comic books and farming. The winner’s doodle is displayed for one day on Google. Besides, she also got a USD 30,000 college scholarship and a trip to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.