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Doodle 4 Google winner is NY girl, 11

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Audrey Zhang. Image Google.com/doodles Audrey Zhang. Image Google.com/doodles
The seventh annual Doodle 4 Google competition for K-12 grades had over 100,000 submitted doodles, 250 state finalists and 50 state winners, according to Google.com. Audrey Zhang, an 11-year-old from New York, took the first place.

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This year's theme was making the world a better place. Audrey Zhang thinks the world transformation should start with water.

She wrote a note to go with her Doodle:

"To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier. It takes in dirty and polluted water from rivers, lakes, and even oceans, then massively transforms the water into clean, safe and sanitary water, when humans and animals drink this water, they will live a healthier life."

She also helped create the animated doodle version spending a day with the Google doodlers and making sure all the elements of the image are just right, Google representatives said.

SLIDESHOW: 2013 Google doodles

Zhang will get $30,000 college scholarship and $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for her school. Google also donated $20,000 to charity:water on her behalf to help provide clean water to Bangladesh schools.

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