We all know how creative kids can be, and Google now honours one such talent with a doodle that will become its logo on November 14th on Google India. The winner of Doodle4Google India, a Google initiative that saw about 1,55,000 contestants, is little 7-year old Varsha Gupta from Noida. Her doodle portrayed the classical music instruments of India, drawn such that each letter shows a letter of Google and together they spell out Google.
The Indian Chapter of the Doodle Contest
The Indian version of the Doodle4Google emphasizes the contribution of India to the world India’s Gift To The World as Google puts it. The competition is open for all students from standard 1 to standard 10.
The judging is done on a number of levels. First, the JJ School of Art, Mumbai screens all the drawings and then puts their selection online. Professional doodlers’ for Google judge the pieces of artwork. The stringent judging is reflected in the brutal cut-down of the numbers of eligible drawings as the final drawing is selected. Out of 1,55,000, only 6,000 entries survived till the quarter finals. Out of that only 600 made it to the semi-finals. Only 45 out of these were handpicked for the finals.
Last year, the theme was My Dream for India’ and the logo was doodled by Akshay Raj, a standard 9 boy from Mangalore. The doodle was that of a Technologically and naturally growing India’. (Pic below)
Varsha’s doodle will be put up on 14th November on Google’s India page. She was awarded a laptop with high-end configuration, a year’s Internet connection and a Rs. 2 Lakh technology grant for her school.
We will cover the doodle as it appears on Google, as usual.