Pune- Google India announced Pune-resident Gayatri Ketharaman as the winner of the fifth edition of Doodle4Google contest.
The Doodle4Google competition, an annual Google India property, was launched in 2009 and is open to students from grades one to 10, who are invited to design the Google Doodle to celebrate Childrens Day in the country. The theme for this years competition was Celebrating Indian Women.
Google received over 1.5 lakh entries, from more than 1,500 schools across 100 cities. The final 12 doodles were shortlisted and put up for online voting. Actor Kirron Kher and Ajit Ninan along with the original doodler select the National Winner out of the 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 just the metros but from Tier II, III and even IV cities to participate, which is evident from the entries seen this year. The response has been overwhelming and the talent which has surfaced through the entries is indeed remarkable.
The winning Doodle titled Sky's The Limit for Indian Women will go live on the Google (India) homepage on November 14, National Childrens Day and reflects the artistic merit, creativity, and expression of the theme.
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.