Doodle for Google contest on

Dubbed Doodle for Google (D4G), the competition, into its third year, would require children from first to tenth standards to present a sketch on a given theme, which would be later evaluated for the top honour. The search giant has chosen ‘India’s gift to the world’ as this year’s theme.

The competition’s format remained the same with children clubbed into first-third, fourth-sixth, seventh-tenth standards. Top Indian design schools would then bring the entries to 200, which would be further shortlisted by an expert panel to 45.  

Shortlisted entries would then be posted on Google to choose the winner in each category on the basis of votes they receive from the visitors. Dennis Hwang, the original Google Doodler, would select the final winner from the 45 entries, who would receive a technology starter consisting of a laptop and a year-long free internet connection, besides winning Rs 2 lakh technology grant for the school he/she represent.

Google’s India marketing head Nikhil Rungta said he expects entries to be much higher than one lakh it attracted last year, after the 4,500 doodles presented on the inaugural year.

Children can either register at www.google.co.in/doodle4google) or through  schools.

Shortlisted entries will be displayed at www.google.co.in /doodle4google) for public viewing. The last day for submission of entries is September 15.

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