Every year, Google names one national winner for its annual Doodle contest – let’s find out who won the 2021 edition.
The winning artwork for this year’s Doodle contest has recently been revealed on NBC Today Show and featured on Google’s homepage for a day on Tuesday, June 15th.
The winner was selected out of 54 state and territory winners.
Here’s everything you need to know about the winning artwork of this year’s competition.
Who won Doodle for Google 2021?
- Milo Golding.
Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and Alphabet revealed the news to Milo via a video call this week. Pichai wrote in an Instagram post:
“Big congrats to Milo Golding, our 2021 Doodle for Google winner! His artwork titled “Finding Hope” was inspired by this year’s theme “I am strong because…” and will be on our US homepage tomorrow. Sharing the news with Milo was the highlight of my week.”
The student’s artwork was featured on Google’s homepage for 24 hours on Tuesday, June 15th. Plus, he also won a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 technology award for his school.
Who is Milo Golding?
Milo is an 11th grader from Lexington, Kentucky.
This year’s theme for the competition was “I am strong because…,” and Milo focused on advice given by his father before his death.
Talking about the inspiration behind his Doodle ‘Finding Hope’, Milo wrote:
“I am strong because I have hope. I once asked my father how he overcame obstacles and became who he wanted to be. He replied, ‘Hope, hope keeps me strong.’”
He continued: “After I unexpectedly lost him at 13 due to a heart attack, it helped me overcome grief and support other children who lost loved ones. Regardless of life’s hardships and uncertainties, hope is always there. It’s our job to find that hope in order to move forward.”
Milo said that he hoped his artwork helps other people who have gone through similar situations.
You can see his winning artwork, along with all 54 state winners here.
When can you apply for 2022 Doodle for Google?
Applications for the 2022 edition of the contest will open in fall this year.
You can bookmark Google Doodle’s website to receive notifications and updates once the competition opens for new entries later this year.