Google Doodle by a Teen Artist Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion

"My future is a world where we can all learn to love each other despite our religion, gender, race, ethnicity, or sexuality", Harrison told Google about her design. This year's competition, which launched in September 2016, tasked young artists in the USA with creating a doodle about what they see for the future. She also gets the attention of the whole world with her Doodle on Google's homepage.

In addition to displaying the doodle on Google's home page, Google awarded Sarah a $30,000 college scholarship, a chance to work with the Google Doodle team in California, and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant that will go to her school in CT.

The winning Doodle by Sarah Harrison for the Doodle4Google contest in 2017.

Sarah Harrison from CT, who competed in the 10th-12th grade group, was named the National Finalist for her doodle "A Peaceful Future".

"I dream of a future where everyone is safe and accepted wherever they go, whoever they are", Harrison said.

Google regularly updates the logo on the company home page to mark holidays, anniversaries and other notable events.

On what could have been his 145th birthday Friday, Google celebrates the life and work of Russian visionary Sergei Diaghilev, cultural impresario and author of the pioneering Ballets Russes, with a brand new Doodle. Her aim was to encourage people to get along in a time when many people are divided.

She said that when she designed the doodle, she "was thinking of how there's a lot of animosity toward diverse communities of people in the world right now", NBC Connecticut reported. Her high school will receive $50,000 from Google to spend on technology.

"The email is blowing up; the phone is blowing up", school Principal Nancy Dowling said.

"This could not happen to a nicer young woman/artist and her family", she said.

The annual contest, which began nine years ago, allows students in grades K-12 to submit artwork to be featured on Google's homepage.

  • Arturo Norris