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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Google India : Doodle 4 Google winning entry

Congratulations to :  Arun Kumar Yadav, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chandigarh on his winning doodle captioned ‘India : A prism of multiplicity’.

We spend so many hours on Computer and not a single day passes by without searching something [not the searches of vehicle keys, purse, mobile and more material things when we start for office !] in google.  When you do so –  sure you would have  noticed the space where you type your search.  The page is not plain.  It has Google logo and many a times animated expressions – which keep changing.  Google has had several logos since its renaming from BackRub. The founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin had nicknamed their search engine ‘backrub’ as the system checked backlinks to estimate the importance of a site.   These special logos, some designed by Dennis Hwang, have come to be known as Google Doodles.

Google puts special doodles marking special occasions and days.  Google doodles on homepage of the search engine has made it more fun and enjoyable for the users and nobody ever anticipated that it would become so popular.  Nowadays, many users excitedly anticipate the release of each new doodle and some even collect them!  

Recently, Google India  launched its   “Doodle 4 Google competition 2012” contest open to school students across the country  for creation of  doodles that will replace traditional Google logo on Children's Day on November 14.  The entries were evaluated on : artistic merit, theme ‘unity in diversity’ and supporting statement i.e., how the vision of the doodle is explained.   The National winner was decided by Google’s original doodler, Dennis Hwang and special Celebrity Judges.  

What you see above and live today [Nov 14th 2012]  at  here is the winning entry which will receive a certificate of achievement, a framed reproduction of the winning Google Doodle, a tablet or an equivalent gadget and a Google goodie bag. All 12 Finalists will each receive a certificate of Achievement and a goodie bag of Google merchandise with a tablet or an equivalent gadget. There is no cash alternative and the prizes must be taken as offered.

The winner is : Arun Kumar Yadav, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chandigarh and the winning doodle had the caption : India - A prism of multiplicity. It reads - India has diverse cultures, religions, languages, customs and traditions. This diversity can be witnessed in enthusiasm for sports; unique folk culture; extraordinary remarkable handicrafts; wide range of flora and fauna; agricultural practices with worldwide farming output; unparalleled spices and cuisines... Such colossal diversities represent Indias oneness. 

The doodle theme for 2012, was India’s “Unity in Diversity”. – the Judge, was 32-year-old Google Webmaster Dennis Hwang who designed google logo. Since Dennis began celebrating and marking worldwide events and holidays with his doodles in 2000, his work has been seen by millions and reached cult status, with fans waiting with bated breath to see his next creation, and even websites and blogs devoted to his work.

With regards – S. Sampathkumar
14th Nov. 2012.

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