New Delhi: Eleven-year-old Pune girl Anvita Prashant Telang has been named national winner of the "Doodle 4 Google" contest.
The sixth standard student from Vibgyor High School in Balewadi area was chosen for her Doodle submission on the theme titled "If I could teach anyone anything, it would be".
The Doodle will be featured on the Google India homepage on November 14 to celebrate Children's Day.
"With 'Doodle 4 Google' competition, we aim to promote creativity, passion and imagination in younger users. We congratulate Anvita for being judged as the winner this year," said Sapna Chadha, Head of Marketing, Google India, in a statement.
The entries that came from over 50 cities across the country were evaluated on artistic merit, creativity and theme communication as well as their unique and novel approach to the Doodle.
"All the entries were evaluated on the criteria of artistic merit, creativity and theme communication as well as their unique and novel approach to the Doodle", she added.
"This year’s jury, political cartoonist Ajit Ninan, Art Director Savio Mascarenhas, popular creative artist Rob and Doodle team lead Ryan Germick had a mammoth task at hand; first, to shortlist from the submissions received, and then to choose the national winner and regional winners from across the nation, with each piece of art as competitive and as compelling as the other", she said.
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.