Akshay Raj Wins Doodle 4 Google

Google has announced the winner of Doodle4Google Competition and the winner is a 14 year old guy, Akshay Raj.

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Akshay Raj, grade IX student from St. Aloysius High School, Mangalore, has been announced as the winner for this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition. His doodle was chosen from over 108, 000 doodles submitted by students across the country, and was selected based on artistic merit, creativity, and expression of the theme.
The winning doodle titled "Technically and Naturally Growing India" is live on the Google India home page. The winner Akshay Raj also received a Technology Starter Package and an INR 2, 00,000 technology grant for his school.

Besides the national winner, three group winners were also chosen. These were picked through an online voting system where the Indian public voted for their favourite doodle from the finalists. Khushi Mahender (Group I) 1st grader from Ryan International won the group prize for her doodle titled ‘Go Green Worldwide’, Tahera Sohail’s (Group II) 6th grader from Kolkata won the prize for her doodle titled ‘This is Green India’. And V Vinoth Kumar’s (Group III) 9th Grader from Chennai won the prize for his doodle titled ‘My Dream for India’. The group winners were each awarded a Technology Starter package. This year Google also introduced the ‘Special Judges’ Award’. These are doodles that our final judges – Dennis Hwang and Jennifer Hom – felt were very creative, close 2nd places in the groups. Anwesh Saha from Kolkata, Nishi Bordia from Indore and Sanjali Desai from Mumbai were awarded the Special Judges’ Award in Groups I, II and III respectively. – blog

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