Entries now open for online voting for users to choose the winner
We’re very excited that the annual Doodle4Google (D4G) competition with the theme ‘If I could create something for India, it would be’’ has reached its final stages. And we are glad to announce our 12 Finalists.
Like all previous years, this year the competition has also seen amazing response and entries have come in from across the country! As always, this year’s D4G participants are grouped into three categories: Group 1 comprising students from Class 1 to 3; Group 2 with students from Class 4 to 6; and Group 3 with students from Class 7 to 10.
These entries went through two rounds of judging, first by a group of Art Schools, and then by our national jury of Cartoonist Ajit Ninan and Creative Artist Rob. Details of the finalists along with their doodles are showcased at www.google.co.in/doodle4google
You get to now vote for your favorites online to choose one winner from each group. Online voting to pick the final winner has been ongoing from October 23 and will close on November 9. Finally, on the basis of your votes and on the basis of the ranking by the reputed national jury, the national winner will be selected from all the finalists. The winning doodle will be placed on the google.co.in homepage on November 14, National Children’s Day.
Here is the list of the 12 finalists from across India:
Group 1: class 1 to 3
1. Ishita Jain, St. Mary's Convent Sr. Sec. School, Bhopal
2. Ashish Dharne, Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, Bengaluru
3. P Karthik, Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan, Visakhapatnam
4. Aarushi Jain, G.D. Goenka International School, Surat
Group 2: class 4 to 6
1. Saubhagya Kalia, Sri Aurobindo School, Chandigarh
2. Bhumika Shree, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Godda
3. P Ramya, Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan, Visakhapatnam
4. Saloni Singh, UK Convent School, Bhopal
Group 3: class 7 to 10
1. Varsha Yeshwanth, The Hindu Senior Secondary School, Chennai
2. Ashita Sharma, Mother Mary's School, New Delhi
3. Samhita Lokesh, Freedom International School, Bengaluru
4. Sumedh H Supe, Delhi Public School, Udaipur
About the History of the Doodle:
Over the years, doodles on the Google homepage have made search on Google more fun and enjoyable for its users worldwide. When doodles were first created, nobody had anticipated how popular and integral they would become to the Google search experience. Nowadays, many users excitedly anticipate the release of each new doodle and some even collect them!
Doodles are known as the decorative changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists and scientists. Having a little bit of fun with the corporate logo by redesigning it from time to time is unheard of at many companies but at Google, it is a part of the brand. While the doodle is primarily a fun way for the company to recognize events and notable people, it also illustrates the creative and innovative personality of the company itself.
Posted by Sapna Chadha, Director of Marketing, Google India