Meet the finalists for Doodle 4 Google India 2016 and vote to choose the winners!

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We’re very excited that the annual Doodle 4 Google (D4G) competition with the theme ‘If I could teach anyone anything, it would be’’ has reached its final stage. And we are glad to announce our 12 Finalists.

Like all previous years, the competition received entries have from parts of the country! As always,  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 judges, and then by our national jury comprising of Cartoonist Ajit Ninan, Art Director Savio Mascarenhas, Creative Wizard Rob and Google’s Chief Doodler Ryan Germick. Details of the finalists along with their doodles are showcased at

You now get to vote for your favorite doodles and help us to pick one winner from each group. Online voting to select  the final winner starts from November 01 and will close on November 10. Basis your votes and the ranking by our jury, the national winner will be selected from all these twelve finalists. The winning doodle will find its place on the homepage on November 14, for Children’s Day.

Doodle4Google 2016 finalists from across India:

1.     Anushka Sarkar, Delhi Public School, Nerul (W), Navi Mumbai
2.     Mansi Jain, The Emerald Heights International School, Indore
3.     Banty Khurana, GBSS Govt School, Sangam Vihar, Delhi
4.     B Shirisha, Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan, Visakhapatnam

1.     Anvita Prashant Telang, Vibgyor High School, Balewadi, Pune
2.     P Raja Rohit, Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan, Visakhapatnam
3.     Niranjana Simha DH, Silver Oaks International School, Surjapur, Bengaluru
4.     Insha Khan,  The Emerald Heights International School, Indore

1.     Akashdeep, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Doranda, Ranchi
2.     Bhavna Swargiary, Delhi Public School, Ahom Gaon, Guwahati
3.     Harsh Sinha, B R Tol English High School, Mulund, Mumbai
4.     Aarushi Kumari, St. Anthony High School, Patna

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, Head of Marketing, Google India