Doodles are a distinct part of the Google search engine. Google doodles have been around since 1998, and nowadays, most of us know important global events and festivals through Google doodles. & here we are showing you everything about on this Doodle for Google.
In today’s article, we will be looking at details about Google doodle along with all the important information that you need to know about the Doodle for Google (Doodle 4 Google) event in 2020.
(Overview) Doodle for Google: Designs, Themes, Contest, Winner & Much More
So here we are going to show you everything about Doodle for Google. So you will get to know more about it.
What is Google Doodle?
It is an alteration of the original Google logo that you can see when you visit the official website. The alteration done to the Google logo in the form of a Google doodle is temporary and usually represents a holiday, historical importance, achievements, etc.
The representation done on the Google logo lasts for only 24 hours, and after the day is over, the original Google logo will be placed back until any new doodle is placed.
Who Designs Google Doodles?
As we mentioned in the very beginning of this article, the very first Google doodle was designed in 1998 by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin (pictured above). The doodle was designed to honor the Burning Man festival of that year.
The doodle was designed to make Google users aware that the co-founders were busy with the Burning Man festival in case the website servers crashed.
Google continued to display doodles on its homepage by outsourcing the doodling projects until 2000. Since then, Google has an internal team named “Doodlers” who organize and publish the doodles on Google website.
The Google “Doodlers” team consists of engineers, artists, and illustrators who get the designs done and published. Till date, over 2,000 doodles have been published on Google representing several international and regional personalities, events, and festivals.
What are the Common Google Doodle Themes?
Below are some common themes for Google doodles that appear on the Google website throughout the world.
- Gregorian and Lunar New Year.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
- Valentine’s Day.
- Saint Patrick’s Day.
- Earth Day.
- International Women’s Day.
- Mother’s Day.
- Father’s Day.
- United States Independence Day.
- Indian Independence Day.
- Bastille Day.
- Olympic Games.
- U.S. Thanksgiving Day.
- New Year’s Eve.
What is Doodle 4 Google?
It is a competition giving school-going students from Kindergarten till 12th standard the opportunity to express their own creativity in the form of Google doodles.
The competition was initially launched only in the United Kingdom but has since then expanded to Ireland, India, and Singapore.
The best Google doodle will be featured on the website for 24 hours, and the winner will get a fully sponsored trip to the “Googleplex,” which is the headquarters of Google located in Mountain View, California.
The event happens every year, and the submissions are currently being evaluated for 2019. The 2018 winner is Mr. Pingla Rahul More from Mumbai, India. The winning doodle picture is placed above.
How to Make Doodle for Google?
If you are interested in creating a project, then below is how you can enter into the competition.
- First of all, you need to download or take a print of the entry form by clicking here.
- The theme for the doodle will be provided within the official website, which can be accessed by clicking here. You can use any material of your choice.
- You can either draw your doodle directly in the entry form or if you have drawn it somewhere else, then you can attach a high-resolution image of the doodle along with the entry form.
- Enter a description for your doodle within the entry form. The description should tell about your artwork, what it depicts, and what inspired you to design it.
- You can then later choose to upload the entry form or mail it to the Google address that is mentioned here.
How is Doodle for Google Winners Selected?
The submissions will be grouped based on 5 class groups, as displayed below:
- Class 1 – Class 2.
- Class 3 – Class 4.
- Class 5 – Class 6.
- Class 7 – Class 8.
- Class 9 – Class 10.
After grouping the submissions, the judgments will be made based on the following parameters:
- The artistic skill of the creator that is displayed on the doodle.
- The representation of the theme, the display of Google letters in the doodle, and the uniqueness of the doodle.
- How well the artwork and description matches.
After judgments, the winners will be selected during the following events:
- National Finalists: The top 4 best doodles from each group (20 in total) will be recognized as national finalists. These 20 doodles will be displayed on the official online gallery.
- Five Group Winners: The public will get a chance to vote for the best doodle out of each group. The doodle with the most votes will be considered the winner in each group.
- National Winner: There will be one national winner, who will be picked by combining the scores from public votes, judges, and a panel of executives from Google.
We hope that you found all the necessary details related to Doodle for Google competition in this article.
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