Journey Elementary Student Chosen as Winner for Wyoming in Doodle for Google Competition!

A talented student in Natrona County could soon have her art on the Google homepage for millions to see. Google is announcing the 54 State and Territory winners in its 13th annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to design a Google Doodle inspired by the theme “I am strong because...”

Anabel Sosh, a 5th-grade student from Journey Elementary, was named the Wyoming winner of the Doodle for Google competition. Passionate about art and drawing, when she heard about the nationwide Doodle for Google contest, she was eager to participate! Her artistic talents and creative drive were recognized when she was named one of the 54 State and Territory Winners across the county from thousands of entries received this year. “When my parents told me I won, honestly, I was completely ecstatic! It was a big surprise.”

Focusing on aligning her artwork to the theme of strength, Anabel reflected on what makes her strong and successful in her goals and life, “When I started my drawing, I really just thought about things that surround me that help me to clear my head so I can work through problems, which makes me strong, and the first thing that came to mind was nature.” The outcome, an exceptional piece of artwork featuring Anabel lying in a grassy park on a beautiful sunny day. Anabel plans to continue growing and developing her artistic skills and hopes to apply them to a future career!

Congratulations, Anabel, on this brilliant achievement! 

Please see the below information shared by Google on details of the contest.

In the next stage of the contest, Google will invite the public to vote for their favorite Doodle from the 54 State and Territory Winners, in order to help determine which students will go on to become one of the 5 National Finalists. Voting will be open from May 10th-May 14th on the Doodle for Google website:

Google will announce these five National Finalists later this month, one of which will go on to become the National Winner and have their Doodle featured on the Google homepage for a day. 

National Finalists will each win a $5,000 college scholarship, Google hardware, and fun "Googley swag swag". 

The National Winner will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and his or her school will receive a $50,000 technology package for their school/non-profit organization

If you have any questions or would like to speak with a Google representative about the contest, please send an email to [email protected]