Google India has announced Doodle 4 Google competition for Indian school students, which will be showcased on Children’s Day that is 14th November 2009. This is the first competition from Google for India.
Doodles are the special Google Logos that make up Google home page on special occasions like Teachers day, Children’s day and Solar eclipse. Previously, Doodle 4 Google contest was organised in countries like USA, UK, and New Zealand. It is for the first time that this competition is coming to India.
The theme for this competition is “My India” and students from 1st standard to 10th standards have to create a Google Logo depicting of what India means to them. The winning doodle will be displayed on Google India homepage on Children’s Day that is 14th November 2009. The winner will get a laptop and a technology grant of Rs. 1,00,000 for his/her school.
The judges for the contest will be faculty and students from National Institute of Design, Ahemdabad; renowned cartoonist N.Ponnappa and Raghava K.K. They will first select 45 of the best doodles and then people will vote among them as per their preference. Google’s Original Doodler, Dennis Hwang, will announce the final winner.
Students can register online at www.google.co.in/doodle4google under three categories: (a) 1st to 3rd standards, (b) 4th to 6th standards and (c) 7th to 10th standards.