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‘Enjoy every moment in life’ is what 6th Grade Student from Pune wants to teach the entire world to make it a happy place

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

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 doodles.google.co.in/d4g

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 google.co.in 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