Today we’re kicking off the 2018 Doodle 4 Google contest, where art-loving students from Class 1 to 10 from across India are invited to bring their imagination to life in a doodle of the Google logo. The winning masterpiece will be featured on www.google.co.in for a day on Children’s Day i.e. November 14, 2018, where millions of people will be able to see and appreciate it.
Does art inspire you? Clouds that look like faces? Trees that look like humans? Paper Planes? Discovering new galaxies? Artists have looked to the world around them for centuries to gain inspiration. At Google, we believe that these inspirations power the creativity and imagination that shapes the world. This year, we’re asking them to answer the question “What inspires you?”. From crayons to clay to water colors or graphic design, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life but like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e.
Participating in the contest is fairly simple -- just download the form, let your imagination flow, draw your doodle and submit the same. Please visit ‘How it works’ page on the website for detailed instructions about participation.
Every year, we get thousands of brilliant entries from across the country, which makes picking a winner the hardest part of the contest. Luckily, we have some stellar guest judges to help, including creative mastermind Arun Iyer, famous artist and YouTube Kids Creator, Rob (Harun Robert), India’s leading female YouTube Creator Sejal Kumar and our original doodle team lead, Ryan Germick.
Submissions close on 6th October 2018 at 10:00PM IST. Internal judging and jury votes will be used to identify the top 20 doodles, which will be put up for public voting from October 23rd to November 5th, 2018, where the entire country will be able to vote for their favourite doodle. Winning doodle will be awarded a five lakh rupee college scholarship, along with many other prizes.
Every student between class 1 to 10 is welcome to enter their doodle at doodles.google.co.in/d4g. So for you parents, guardians and teachers out there: encourage your kids and students to participate. We can’t wait to see what inspires today’s generation the most.
By Sapna Chadha, Director of Marketing, Southeast Asia & India