Shlok Mukherjee Wins Doodle For Google 2022 India
His awards include a Rs 500000 college scholarship and a Rs 20000 technology package for his school.
KOLKATA: The winner of the prestigious Doodle for Google competition of the year 2022 has been declared on Monday, November 14. Shlok Mukharjee of Kolkata has won the competition in India.
The winning entry of the contest for the country was titled 'India on the centre stage'. The winning doodle is featured on the Google site for India for the day
Shlok Mukharjee had mentioned, "In the next 25 years, my India will have scientists develop their own eco-friendly robot for humanity's betterment. India will have regular intergalactic travels from Earth to space. India will develop more in Yoga and Ayurveda, and will get stronger in coming years."
The contest received more than 115,000 entries from across India. Students from classes 1 to 10 from more than 100 cities In the country sent their creatives for this contest. The theme was "In the next 25 years, my India will....".
The panel of judges for the contest included eminent personalities from different fields. They were Neena Gupta the Editor-in-Chief at Tinkle Comics, Kuriakose Vaisian, YouTube Creator for the channel Slayy Point, and artist and entrepreneur Alika Bhatk along with the Google Doodle team.
The panel was enthused to choose 20 finalists out of the 11500 participating entries. They were evaluated on several criteria including creativity, artistic merit, alignment with the themes and uniqueness and novelty in approach. These twenty entries were then put up for public voting for deciding the final winner. Apart from the national winners, four group winners were also selected. According to reports, more than 552000 votes were cast to decide the winners of the contest.
Apart from being displayed on the homepage of Google Homepage, Shlok Mukharjee will also receive a Rs 500,000 college scholarship, Rs 200,000 technology package for their school or non-profit organization, a certificate, a Google Chromebook and a Fun Google schwag.
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