TODAY | May 23, 2013
>>> every year google invites kids through kindergarten through high school to show off their artistry in contest called doodle for google . the winner gets inpressive prizes including getting to see their winning illustration on google 's home page .
>> the theme this year was my best day ever . out of 130,000 submissions this one won. by 18-year-old sabrina brady of sparta, wisconsin. welcoming someone home. it's just beautiful.
>> sabrina is here with google technologist, daniel seaberg.
>> congratulations to you. sabrina . she'll graduate from high school tomorrow.
>> of course you will. what did you think when you got the call out of all of those doodles, yours is the one that was chosen.
>> it was very shocking. i didn't think i would make it to the top 250. now i'm the winner.
>> it's a little surreal.
>> it's very personal. obviously. this was ten years ago, your dad was in the military and you were just, you were how old were you -- ?
>> i was ten.
>> eight years ago. so it really obviously meant so much to you when he was sent off.
>> where was he serving at the time, sweetie?
>> iraq. he was gone in a psychology kind of sense in my critical point when every little girl has their daddy moment i kind of lost him in the middle of mine. so it was definitely i missed him, yeah.
>> daniel how was it selecting? was this an easy one for you to pick?
>> i think the judges would agree it's a tough competition to judge at any point. you have 130,000 entries from across the country.
>> they must be brilliant.
>> i look at creativity, artistry and how well it ties into the theme and the theme was the best day ever . so i think with what you see with sabrina 's is you see this emotional connection to people. as soon as you see it, you can feel it i'm a father of a daughter as well and i think that it's a pretty special story.
>> your dad just happens to be with us on google plus, it's i think we have him, do we have him? do we have him?
>> there he is.
>> what did you think when you found out your little girl won this?
>> i couldn't believe it. i was, i was shocked. it was unbelievable. just -- speechless.
>> you knew shoe had artistic talent. i'm sure she painted all over your house and on walls and everywhere when she was a little girl ?
>> yes. she's a very, very talented artist. and i knew she had talent. with the whole family does. i mean she's going to art school and everything for college. but it's still, it was a wonderful surprise.
>> well we wish you the best of luck in art school . dad, congratulations and thanks to the folks at google .
>> i think there's a lovely prize she won, isn't there?
>> $30,000 for college scholarship . the school gets $50,000 tech grant and then of course it's on the home page for hundreds of millions of people to see.
>> congratulations to you and for google for putting this on,