The winning doodle
6 December 2012
Culminating the fourth edition of Doodle4Google contest, Google India has chosen Arun Kumar Yadav, a class IX student of Kendriya Vidyalaya from Chandigarh, as the winner of this year's Doodle design competition. He was chosen from amongst 13 finalists.
The Doodle4Google competition was launched in 2009 and is open to students from grades 1 to 10, who are invited to design the Google Doodle to celebrate Children's Day in the country.
The theme for this year's competition was 'Unity in Diversity', with over 2,00,000 entries from more than 1000 schools across 60 cities. On the jury were actor Boman Irani and political cartoonist Ajit Ninan, who went through the entries to decide the final 13 Doodles, which were then exhibited for online voting to choose the final winner.
The winning doodle titled 'India - A Prism of Multiplicity' reflects the artistic merit, creativity, and expression of the theme. The winning Doodle will be featured on a special colour pack and drawing book by Classmate. All the finalists will receive a Google Goodie bag and a Samsung tablet. The category winners from the three groups are as follows: Group 1: Vasudevan Deepak - Devgiri CMI Public School - Calicut
Group 2: Shravya Manjunath - Mitra Academy - Bangalore
Group 3: S. Preetham Paul - Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan, T.P.T. Branch - Vishakhapatnam