The winner of the 2018 Doodle 4 Google competition in India is Pingla Rahul More of J. B. Vachha High School in Mumbai. Pingla and 75000+ other contestants from around the country produced amazing works in response to this year’s theme of “What inspires me?”.
Pingla Rahul won among the five very talented age group finalists with her Doodle “Galaxy, Space Exploration”. She writes —
“In my Doodle, I demonstrated what inspires me. I am extremely inspired by Space Exploration as there is still so much more to know about our Universe — from planets to stars to galaxies and beyond. It is inspiring to learn how small we are, and how small our problems are, in the grand scheme of things. To convey my idea, I drew myself trying to see the expanse of the space through a telescope, I created galaxies, planets and spacecraft to represent the vastness of things in space. (carefully arranged to represent each letter in the Google logo).”
Our judges, including creative mastermind Arun Iyer, famous artist and YouTube Kids Creator, Rob (Harun Robert), India’s leading YouTube Creator Sejal Kumar and the Google Doodles team lead, Ryan Germick helped decide the winner along with 300,000 votes from the public .
In addition to Pingla Rahul, we also have four group winners —
Class 1 to 2:
Name: Shaikh Mohd Rufael Rizwan
Doodle Title: 3 Wise Monkey
School Name: Mes.Crescent English High School, Thane
Class 3 to 4:
Name: Aarohi Dixit
Doodle Title: Farmers
School Name: Dolphins International School, Pune
Class 5 to 6:
Name: Daniya Kulsum
Doodle Title: My Desk, My Inspiration
School Name: Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan, Vishakapatnam
Class 9 to 10:
Name: Dhwanit P Nagar
Doodle Title: Animals Inspires Me
School Name: Swami Vivekanand International School, Mumbai
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition, and congratulations to all age group finalists, age group winners, and the national winner, Pingla Rahul More!
By Sapna Chadha, Director of Marketing, Southeast Asia & India