Winning Google Doodle hopes to make the world a better place

ByRachel Schwartz via WPVI logo
Monday, June 9, 2014
Audrey Zhang's winning Google Doodle shows a water purification system.
Audrey Zhang's winning Google Doodle shows a water purification system.
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Google has unveiled the winner of its seventh annual Doodle 4 Google contest.

More than 100,000 students, K-12, were asked to draw an invention that would make the world a better place. Eleven-year-old Audrey Zhang from New York was the winner.

Doodle for Google winner Audrey Zhang.

Doodle for Google winner Audrey Zhang.

Doodle for Google winner Audrey Zhang.

Her whimsical illustration shows a water purification system that takes polluted water and transforms it to clean, safe water for humans and animals alike.

Audrey says she came up with it after learning that a lot of people don't have clean water to drink.

Not only is her Doodle being featured on Google today, but Audrey also received a $30,000 college scholarship. Google also said it was so inspired by her Doodle, that google.org donated $20,000 in her name to an organization that helps provide clean water to schools in Bangladesh.