18-year-old Sabrina Brady was one of thousands to submit an entry in the ‘Doodle 4 Google’ contest, and on Thursday, her drawing was displayed on the search engine’s home page. The doodle, entitled “Coming Home,” depicted Brady’s best day ever- the reunion with her father after an 18-month deployment in Iraq ten years ago.
Ryan Germick, leader of the Google Doodle team, said:
“Sabrina’s doodle stood out in the crowd. “Her creative use of the Google letters to illustrate this heartfelt moment clearly resonated with voters across the country and all of us at Google.”
The competition instructed participants to illustrate their “best day ever” and submit them to a panel of judges. Contestants ranged from kindergarten to 12th grade. Google received over 130,000 entries.
“It was very shocking… It’s crazy,” Sabrina said of her win.
She explained that most girls have their “daddy moment” at around ten years old. “I kind of lost him in the middle of mine. I missed him,” she said.
Sabrina’s drawing was displayed on Google’s home page last week. She also received a $30,000 college scholarship for college and a Chromebook computer. Her high school was also awarded a $50,000 technology grant.