Today we’re kicking off the 2016 Doodle 4 Google contest where creative and curious students across India compete to take over the Google homepage for a day with their artwork, inspired by the theme “If I could teach anyone anything, it would be...”.
We’re inviting students from class 1 to 10 to draw a doodle to let us know what you believe has the potential to bring positive change to a person’s life, or what you think might help make the world a better place. This could be anything from teaching cool tech innovations to your grandparents, the importance of obeying traffic rules for your city, or teaching valuable life lessons to others. Let your imagination run wild and let that help power our future!
In the seven years that we’ve hosted Doodle 4 Google, we’ve received some incredible illustrations. Visit our gallery of doodles to check them out. Past themes have included “If I could create something for India, it would be…” to “My dream for India is...”. Last year, nine-year-old P Karthik from Visakhapatnam won the contest with his imaginative, thoughtful and inspiring doodle entitled “Plastic to Earth Machine”. It illustrates his vision for India, where plastic waste is recycled into material that helps mother nature flourish.
The 2015 Doodle 4 Google winner was 9-year-old P Karthik from Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan, Visakhapatnam, with his artwork entitled “Plastic to Earth Machine”.
If you’re looking for inspiration or information about participating in Doodle 4 Google 2016, visit our new contest website: doodles.google.co.in/d4g/. Taking part is easy: just download the form, come up with an idea, doodle it, and submit it to us before midnight on October 21, 2016.
Twelve finalists will be selected by our esteemed jury members and will be invited to spend “A Day at Google”, where you’ll get to experience the best of Google’s culture at one of our offices. The best doodle will then be featured on our Google India homepage on Children’s Day on November 14, 2016, for all of India to see.
Posted by Sapna Chadha, Head of Marketing, Google India