The 12 national finalists for the eighth edition Doodle4Google (D4G) competition were announced. The annual competition, with this year’s theme being ‘If I could teach anyone anything, it would be’, received innumerable entries from kids across the country. The final 12 consist of the most impactful and creative doodles.
The doodles on the Google homepage have grown in popularity and is now an integral part of the search engines experience. In recent times, several users eagerly look forward to the release of new doodles while some even collect them.
The doodles are decorative changes made to the Google logo that celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous personalities across various fields. Redesigning a corporate logo every now and then is very rare, however, Google now thinks of it as ‘a part of the brand’.
The D4G participants are grouped into three categories, Group 1 comprises of students from Class 1 to 3; Group 2 has students from Class 4 to 6; and students from Class 7 to 10 are clubbed in Group 3.
The entries go through two rounds of judging, first by a group of art school judges followed by Cartoonists who make up the national jury.
Google then invites its users and general public to support and vote for their favourite doodle in each group, this assists in helping choose the winner and celebrate creative ideas presented by the children. Basis votes received from the public and ranking by the jury, the national winner will be chosen. After which, on November 14, Children’s Day, the winning doodle will find its place on the homepage of google.co.in – voting is now open and ends on November 10.
Details of the finalists along with their doodles are showcased here.