Google India has today announced ‘Doodle 4 Google’, its first ever ‘doodling’ competition in India, to give school students in India a chance to draw on the most exciting canvas in the world, by creating a doodle for the Google India homepage.

This contest is open for any student studiying in any school in India between 1st and 10th standards. There are 3 catagories depending upon the standard as mentioned below

1) 1st, 2nd and 3rd standards

2) 4th, 5th, and 6th standards

3) 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th standards

The opening date for receipt of entries by Google from participants is 20th August, 2009 and the closing date for receipt of entries by Google is 30th September, 2009, midnight (IST).

The final winner will have his/her doodle displayed on the Google India homepage on November 14th 2009. He/she will also win a laptop! Finally, the winner’s school will also be awarded a technology grant of Rs.1,00,000. 

For detailed information about Registration, Submitting your doodle, Judging and Prizes, other rules and regulations etc, click here.

Below is an extract from Google’s website :

We’re now giving you a chance to design a doodle for us, through our doodle competition, Doodle 4 Google. If you are currently a student in any school in India (between the 1st and 10th standards), then this is your chance to have your doodle be displayed on the Google India homepage. The theme of this competition is ‘My India’. We’d love to see what your country means to you when represented in a doodle. Whether it’s music or dance, famous Indian art, Mahatma Gandhi, the Taj Mahal, cricket, our scientific achievements or the Indian people as a community- we’re interested in seeing these representations of what India means to you and how you represent it using images.

So, don’t forget to inform and encourage your near and dear ones to participate in this contest.

Stay tuned for more.