Every year Google conducts a nationwide contest in which students from class 1st to class 10 are invited to to design the Google Doodle to celebrate Children’s day, and this year’s theme was ‘A place in India I wish to visit’. The winning doodle titled “Natural and Cultural Paradise - Assam” was made by Pune’s Vaidehi Reddy. The winning doodle will go live on Google India homepage on Children’s day, November 14.
Like every year, this year's Doodle4Google contest was grouped into three different categories, with the first group comprising students from class 1 to 3, second group comprised of students from class 4 to 6 and the third group had students from class 7 to 10. Google said out of more than a million entries only 12 children were selected across all categories. All 12 finalists received achievement certificates and a chromebook laptop. The winner Vaidehi Reddy will also get a 3 day- 4 night trip with her parents to the place she doodled.
Commenting on the occasion, Software Engineer, Doodle Team, Kristopher Hom said, “It has been a wonderful experience to be present at a contest like Doodle4Google in India. I enjoyed witnessing young creative minds showcase and bring to life the places they want to visit in their own country. Being a part of the Doodle team, I am always inspired by such creativity. 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.”
You can check out doodles from the twelve finalists here.