As expected, this year s Doodle4Google winning entry has been featured on Google s homepage. The doodle celebrating Children s Day, depicts several cultural motifs, and the animal life of Assam. Also Read - Google Pay disappears from Apple App Store, users could face payment issuesAlso Read - Google Pixel 4a sold out in 30 minutes at Flipkart’s Big Billion Days sale
This year s theme for Doodle4Google contest was A place in India I wish to visit, and the winner was a school girl from Pune named Vaidehi Reddy. Asked about the inspiration behind her doodle, Reddy said, I want to go to Assam because it is rich in both, natural beauty and culture. Its music and rich folk arts are also very good. Also Read - Google Meet app for Android gets new interface and features
Reddy s doodle was chosen from a million entries received from 1,700 schools in 50 cities across India. Once all the entries were submitted, Google shortlisted 12 and put them up for online voting. Google s National Jury Political cartoonist Ajit Ninan, Art Director Children s Publishing at ACK Media Savio Mascarenhas and Google Doodle team lead Ryan Gerick, then selected the National Winner from these 12 finalists.
Doodle4Google is the perfect platform for the youth of India to showcase their talent on an international platform. It allows youngsters from not only the metros but from Tier II, III and even IV cities to participate, which is evident from the entries seen this year. We at Google are extremely encouraged by the fact that entries this year have come from across the country which is a clear indication that we are well underway to taking the Internet to the next billion, said Rajan Anandan, Vice President and Managing Director, Google India.
Reddy was felicitated at an event in New Delhi today. All the finalists received a certificate of achievement and a Chromebook laptop.