Doodles of 45 finalists are now open for online voting
The third edition of Doodle4Google competition witnessed great success in India with entries crossing the 1.5 lakh mark. Google now moves to the next phase of its selection process and has opened public voting till 4th November for the top 45 doodles www.google.co.in/doodle4google. The 45 finalists have been shortlisted by eminent judges from art and media fraternity, namely, Prasoon Joshi (advertising guru), Nandita Das (award winning film actress) and Ganga Kadakia (renowned artist). Dennis Hwang (the original Google Doodler) and team will be selecting the final winner whose doodle will go live on Google India’s Homepage on 14th November 2011, i.e. Children’s Day.
“The children from India have shown their creativity, understanding and sensitivity through their artistic work and Doodle4Google is a great global platform that provided them this opportunity. All the 45 final doodles are extremely well thought of and are varied in their interpretation of the way they see 'India's gift to the world'. I am sure it is not going to be easy to select the top 3 winners. I congratulate all those who participated in this initiative” says Nandita Das, herself daughter of artist Jatin Das.
Various artists and culture institutes which include- Nirmala Niketan Polytechnic, National Institute Of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Aakriti Art Gallery, Srusti Art Institute,Gayathri Art Galore, CANMAS (Contemporary And New Media Art School), Nasik's Kala Niketans-Chitrakala Mahavidyalya, Government Fine Art Institute – Indore, Sky Blue Institute Of Design, Bhavya Art & Craft College, Lalit Kalakshetra- helped in selecting the quarter finalists from which the JJ school of Arts, Mumbai helped in the final shortlisting which further went through the renowned panel of judges.
Celebrating the success of the Doodle4Google competition, Nikhil Rungta, Country Marketing Head, Google India, said, “Doodle4Google has become a popular platform among young children and we are extremely proud of how this program has shaped up in the last few years. Over 350 schools and 1.5 lakh children from across the country including those from smaller cities and towns have participated this year and we are overwhelmed to see such great enthusiasm.”
Final winner for the Doodle4Google competition will be announced on 9th November 2011 in New Delhi and the winning doodle will go live on the Google India homepage to mark Children’s Day on 14th November.
Vote here: www.google.co.in/doodle4google
About Doodle History:
Over the years, doodles on the Google homepage have made searching on Google more fun and enjoyable for its users worldwide. When doodles were first created, nobody had anticipated how popular and integral they would become to the Google search experience. Nowadays, many users excitedly anticipate the release of each new doodle and some even collect them!
Doodles are known as the decorative changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists and scientists. Having a little bit of fun with the corporate logo by redesigning it from time to time is unheard of at many companies but at Google, it is a part of the brand. While the doodle is primarily a fun way for the company to recognize events and notable people, it also illustrates the creative and innovative personality of the company itself.
About Google Inc.
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