Google has announced the annual contest for Google India contest 2015 for which entries are invited online when you open the Google Search Page and the last date for students to send their entries is October 13, 2015.
The doodle is about your vision for India’s future, “If I could create something for India, it would be…” The top winner’s Doodle will see his or her artwork on the Google India homepage.
Students or teachers of schools can download the entry form, print it out, create a doodle and submit. While Google India Doodle team chooses 12 finalists, all these 12 doodles will be placed for public voting from October 23 to November 9, 2015. The winner’s doodle will be displayed on November 14, which is the Children’s Day in India, coinciding with the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
October 13th Closing date for entries to be received
October 23th 12 finalists are announced and the public voting starts
November 9th Public vote ends
November 14th Winning animated Doodle displayed in the Google India homepage
Applications can only be submitted by parents, legal guardians or teachers on behalf of the entrants. Only one application per entrant is allowed and if more are submitted, they will be disqualified and only the first one received will be counted. Multiple applications can be submitted at once and school teachers can scan an entire class’ applications and upload.
Entries can be uploaded by clicking on Google’s Official Doodle Contest HERE. The supported file formats to send Doodles are JPG and PNG. Those who cannot scan, can send high quality photos of at least 300 dpi.
Alternatively, those without access to Internet or facing problems to send online can send their entries through physical mail to the address below:
Doodle4Google 2015, DDB Mudra Group,”Mudra House”, Opp. Grand Hyatt, Santacruz (E), Mumbai 400055
Doodles will be grouped by the student’s class, broken down as below:
Class 1 – 3
Class 4 – 6
Class 7 – 10
The entries will be judged in three-phase process:
A group of 12 Finalists, which means four from Standard Group mentioned above will be selected by a panel consisting of independent judges. Their 12 Doodles will be posted on Google website on October 23, 2015. One winner per age group will be selected based on public voting and each person may cast one vote for each class group.
The final overall National Winner will be chosen from among the 3 Standard Group Winners and the winning doodle will be displayed on the Google India homepage for 24 hours on children’s day.
All 12 finalists will get the invitation to the award ceremony, Certificate, a Chromebook laptop, and display of their doodle in a gallery on the website www.google.co.in/doodle4google/
The Final National winner will recieve a medal awarded by Google, invitation to the award ceremony, a Chromebook laptop, and display of the National Winner’s Google Doodle on the Google India homepage on 14th November 2015 for 24 hours.
Doodles will be judged based on the following three criteria:
- Artistic Merit – drawing skills and use of color;
- Creativity and originality – considering the representation of the Contest theme “If I could create something for India, it would be…”, and use of the Google logo, as well as the unique and novel approach to the Doodle; and
- Theme Communication – How clearly the competition theme is expressed in both the artwork and the written statement.
Doodles will be disqualified if copyrighted or trademarked images and logos are used, such as Nike “swoosh” or popular characters from shows, movies and books.
Last year’s winner was Vaidehi Reddy from the Army Public School, Pune and her Doodle titled ‘Natural and Cultural Paradise – Assam’ as part of the theme ‘A place in India I wish to visit’ was the top one chosen from more than 1 million entries received by Google India from more than 1,700 schools across 50 cities in the country.
The Doodle 4 Google – India competition was launched in 2009 and is open to students from class 1 to 10, who are invited to design the Google doodle to celebrate Children’s Day in the country.
In the words of Rajan Anandan, Vice President and Managing Director of Google India, “Doodle 4 Google – India 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.”