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Google opens public voting for ‘Doodle 4 Google’ contest

The doodle with the maximum votes will get featured on Google’s home page on Children’s Day that falls on November 14.

By: INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 11:31 IST
This year’s theme for ‘Doodle 4 Google’ was “what inspires you”.
This year’s theme for ‘Doodle 4 Google’ was “what inspires you”. (Google)
This year’s theme for ‘Doodle 4 Google’ was “what inspires you”.
This year’s theme for ‘Doodle 4 Google’ was “what inspires you”. (Google)

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% 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 5 lakh college scholarship, a 2 lakh technology package for their school, as well as a trip to the Google office in India, among other prizes, the company said.

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First Published Date: 23 Oct, 15:31 IST
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