11 year old wins votes and hearts to become National Winner of this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest
With participation from over fifty cities across India and ten days of voting, the anticipation for the winner of this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition is finally over. Eleven year-old Anvita Prashant Telang from Vibgyor High School, Balewadi, Pune has been chosen as the national winner with her imaginative, thoughtful and inspiring doodle, titled “Enjoy Every Moment.” Anvita’s doodle will be featured on the Google India homepage on November 14th to celebrate Children’s Day.
6th grader, Anvita Prashant Telang from Pune, the National Winner of this year’s Doodle 4 Google Contest
Anvita Prashant Telang, who attends Vibgyor High School, Balewadi, Pune, submitted her Doodle around this year’s theme, ‘If I could teach anyone anything, it would be’. Her creativity and vision towards developing a ‘a better world and healthy lifestyle’ is well reflected through her colorful doodle where she has showcased how everyone should ‘Enjoy Every Moment’ and appreciate the simple things around us and live a stress free life.
All the entries were evaluated on the criteria of artistic merit, creativity and theme communication as well as their unique and novel approach to the Doodle. This year’s jury, political cartoonist Ajit Ninan, Art Director Savio Mascarenhas, popular creative artist Rob and Doodle team lead Ryan Germick had a mammoth task at hand; first, to shortlist from the submissions received, and then to choose the national winner and regional winners from across the nation, with each piece of art as competitive and as compelling as the other.
We are overwhelmed to see great participation from talented and creative young artists year-on-year since 2009. With Doodle4Google competition, we aim to celebrate and promote creativity, passion, and imagination in our younger users. The designs for this year’s theme “If I could teach anyone anything, it would be” were incredibly creative across all grade groups.
In addition to selecting Anvita Telang as the national winner, close to 100 thousand public votes helped us determine the three group winners:
- Grades 1-3: B Shrisha, Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan, Visakhapatnam for her doodle ‘Indoor Gardening’
- Grades 4-6: Anvita Prashant Telang, Vibgyor High School, Pune for her doodle titled ‘Enjoy every moment’.
- Grades 7-10: Akashdeep, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Doranda, Ranchi for her doodle titled ‘Water Conservation for A Better Tomorrow’
A big round of thanks from the Doodle 4 Google team, the jury and to all of you who voted and helped us select this year's winners. More importantly, we thank all the students who submitted their wonderful entries and our partner schools and guest judges - it was incredibly challenging to select the winning doodles from the amazing entries this year. Please join us in congratulating all participants—they did a fantastic job of inspiring us with their creativity. Keep on doodling and we’ll see you next year once again with an interesting new theme!
Posted by Sapna Chadha, Head of Marketing, Google India