CONTEST Google India announces the annual Doodle4Google competition for kids

All creative minds, between age 5 and 16, this piece of news is for you. Google India has just announced its annual Doodle4Google competition. You can doodle on the Google logo and your theme is ‘Unity in Diversity’.

Last year, the company received over 100,000 entries and this year, says Google in a press note, “With some interesting enhancements, we expect the excitement levels to go higher, as the contest will reach over 40 cities.” Like every year, the winning Doodle will be featured on the Google India homepage on Children’s Day (November 14). The final winner of the competition, fourth in a row, will be announced at a glittering event in New Delhi on November 6.

Nikhil Rungta, Country Marketing Head, Google India said, “Doodle4Google is a great opportunity for students to explore the intersection of art and technology while sharing their talents and creativity on a national scale. Last year’s winning Doodle by Varsha Gupta, from Delhi NCR, showcased in vivid detail that India is a land of different cultures, and music is an integral part of it. This year, we expect our children to showcase to the world how India is united in diversity.”

The participants will be grouped into three categories: Group one, with students from Class 1 to 3; Group two, with students from Class 4 to 6; and Group 3, with students from Class 7 to 10. “The new thing this year is, we will divide India into four regions and will have three shortlists from every region across each group. Twelve finalists will be announced out of it based on a selection by a panel judges. All chosen entries will be exhibited for public voting. Based on the number of votes, one winner from each group will be selected. The jury along with the original Google Doodler will then choose the final winning Doodle,” he said.

The last date for submissions is October, 23, 2012. You can vote for the best Doodles on the gallery (www.google.co.in/doodle4google).

For more details and to download/print material for use, log onto: www.google.co.in/

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