Anvita Telang, a 6th-grade student on Friday became the National Doodle4Google winner with this year’s theme, ‘If I could teach anyone anything, it would be’. Anvita expresses her creativity through her Doodle that showed how one must enjoy every moment, appreciate simple single and live stress-free lives. Google India’s head of Marketing reflected on the competition and said , “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 entries were evaluated on the basis of artistic merit, creativity and theme communication, while the contestants’ unique approach to the doodle was given priority. The jury for this year had included cartoonist Ajit Ninan, Art director Savio Mascarenhas and Doodle Team’s lead Ryan Germick. The judges had to choose a national winner, regional winners from all across the country. Google also said that close to 1,00,000 public votes helped the judges determine the three group winners.
The group winners were, B Shrisha from Visakhapatnam in the grade 1-3 for “Indoor Gardening”, while Anvita Telang’s “Enjoy every moment” won in the grade 4-6 category. Akashdeep from Ranchi bagged the prize in the grade 7-10 category for ‘Water Conservation for A Better Tomorrow. Doodles are known as the decorative changes on Google’s homepage to its logo to commemorate the specials days on the calendar, such as birthdays of artists and scientists or celebrate special holidays.