Everyone is a fan of Google Doodles and so does the children too. Google India had launched a Doodle 4 Google contest for children in the age group of 5 to 16 for sending doodles around the theme of ‘Unity in diversity’. Now the company has announced 13 finalists who will now vie for the top spot. Public voting has now been opened for these 13 entries. The winner will be announced on 12th November in Delhi.
Google India sources told that they received around 200,000 entries and initial short listing was done by noted actor Boman Irani and cartoonist Ajit Ninan. Last year, the company had around 155,000 entries for this competition. This year, they have placed these 13 doodles in three groups, 4 entries in group 1 (class 1 to 3), 4 entries in group 2 (class 4 to class 6) and 5 entries in group 3 (class 7 to 10). Now users can view these 13 entries and vote for their favorite. A winner from each category will be decided through online voting and then final decision will be taken by a jury comprising of eminent personalities including original Google Doodle designer Dennis Hwang.
Google India has also stated that the winning doodle will be featured on their home page on November 14th as part of Children’s day celebrations. It would also be featuring in a special drawing book from Classmate. The other 12 contestants would also be receiving a Google gift kit and a certificate along with the winner. It may be recalled last year’s winner was Varsha Gupta of Noida, who used Indian musical instruments to make up the Google doodle.