Milford fifth grader wins Google contest

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Anamirel Campos’ Google Doodle was selected to be one of the 54 finalists for the national competition

Anamirel Campos who attends fifth grade at Mispillion Elementary School was one of 54 winners in the “Family Will Always Care For You” Google Doodle contest. Campos continued to the finalist portion of the contest where she could be named one of five national winners.

“A talented Ellendale-based student, Anamirel could see her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see,” Trish Gerken, Public Relations Officer for Milford School District said. “The winners will be announced in late June for the competition which is for K-12 students across the country to create their own Google logo inspired by the prompt “I care for myself by…” Voting for the contest closed on June 3.”

One national winner will be chosen by a panel of judges. That finalist will win a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology package for their school or non-profit organization. They will also receive Google hardware and some fun Google swag. Four national finalists will receive a $5,000 college scholarship, Google hardware and swag as well as have their doodles featured on the Doodle for Google gallery. As a state winner, Campos received Google hardware and swag along with a congratulatory message.

Doodles are meant to surprise and delight people when they visit Google to search for information online. Many of the doodles featured have been created by famous and inspiring people. The contest offers children the opportunity to display their own creativity on the Google search engine page. The contest began in 2008 and is held around the world. In 2021, Milo Golding, an 11th grader from Kentucky won the national competition and his doodle appeared on Google for 24 hours on June 15, 2021.

In 2022, judges for the contest included Selena Gomez, an artist, entrepreneur and philanthropist as well as Elyse Fox, a director, model and mental health activist. Juliana Urtubey, the 2021 National Teacher of the Year, rounded out the panel.


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