Google opens public voting for 'Doodle 4 Google' contest
Google on Tuesday opened public online voting for 20 children shortlisted for its annual `Doodle 4 Google` competition.
Google on Tuesday opened public online voting for 20 children shortlisted for its annual `Doodle 4 Google` competition. The annual competition, announced early in August, encouraged creative, art-loving students across India to bring their imagination to life for the search engine giant`s logo. This year`s theme was "what inspires you". The doodle, incorporating letters G-o-o-g-l-e, were to be created using crayons, clay, water colours and graphic design.
From a beautiful sight at the beach to nature`s tiny creatures; India`s farmer community to the Indian folk music; space exploration to learning from animals; children drew their inspiration using crayons, clay and graphic designs, the tech giant said in a statement. Of the 75,000 students, from Class 1 to 10, across the country who sent in their entries, more than 55 per cent were from non-metro cities, including Visakhapatnam, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Bareilly, Kottayam and Bhubaneswar.
Out of these, Google shortlisted 20 from five categories: Group 1 comprising students from Class 1 to 2; Group 2 with students from Class 3 to 4; Group 3 with students from Class 5 to 6; Group 4 with students from Class 7 to 8 and Group 5 with students from Class 9 to 10. The online voting, which began on Tuesday, will continue till November 6 (until 10 a.m.). People can cast their votes on the Doodle 4 Google 2018 voting page.
The doodle with the maximum votes will get featured on Google`s home page on Children`s Day that falls on November 14. The national winner would win a Rs 5 lakh college scholarship, a Rs 2 lakh technology package for their school, as well as a trip to the Google office in India, among other prizes, the company said.
The first edition of "Doodle 4 Google India" was held in 2009 and the theme was "My India". The same contest also ran in regions including Canada, Latin America and other Asian countries.