Google India homepage to feature ‘A place in India I wish to visit’ Doodle on Children’s Day.
Google India has announced that Vaidehi Reddy has won the sixth edition of Doodle4Google design competition. Chosen amongst 12 finalists, the resident of Pune was felicitated at an event in New Delhi, today.
The Doodle4Google competition, an annual Google India event, was launched in 2009 and is open to students from grades 1 to 10, who are invited to design the Google Doodle to celebrate Children’s Day in the country. The theme for this year’s competition was ‘A place in India I wish to visit’, which saw record breaking entries of over 1 million, from more than 1700 schools across 50 cities.
The final 12 Doodles were shortlisted and put up for online voting. Google’s National Jury Political cartoonist Ajit Ninan, Art Director Children’s Publishing at ACK Media Savio Mascarenhas and Google Doodle team lead Ryan Gerick, then selected the National Winner from these 12 finalists.
“The response of over 1 million entries is indeed overwhelming and the talent which has surfaced through the entries is remarkable. We at Google are extremely encouraged by the fact that entries this year have come from across the country,” said Rajan Anandan, Vice President and Managing Director, Google India.
The winning Doodle titled “Natural and Cultural Paradise – Assam” will go live on the Google (India) homepage on November 14, Children’s Day. All the finalists will receive a certificate of achievement and a Chromebook laptop.
“It is wonderful to see how each and every one of these entries is unique not only for their incredible creativity but also for the simple yet powerful message behind them,” said Software Engineer, Doodle Team, Kristopher Hom.
The Doodle4Google participants were grouped into three different 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. The details of the winners are listed below.