Much like every year, Google has announced the eighth annual Doodle4Google competition to test the creativity of young minds on its search homepage. And today, we have been treated to the names and drawings of the twelve national finalists who’ve each incorporated the Google logo into their drawings.

This year’s competition also received innumerable entries from kids across the country, who were given a chance to show their creativity themed on “If I could teach anyone anything, it would be.” These doodles created by student as young as 7-years old have gone through two rigorous rounds of judging — first by a group of art school judges and then by a national jury, also comprising of Google’s Chief Doodler Ryan Germick.

To be fair and not undermine the creativity of participating artists, all the 12 finalists have been clubbed under three different categories: Group 1 comprising students from Class 1 to 3, Group 2 with students from Class 4 to 6, and Group 3 with students from Class 7 to 10.

The national finalists of this year’s Doodle4Google competition are as under:

Group 1: class 1 to 3

1. Anushka Sarkar, Delhi Public School, Nerul (W), Navi Mumbai
2. Mansi Jain, The Emerald Heights International School, Indore
3. Banty Khurana, GBSS Govt School, Sangam Vihar, Delhi
4. B Shirisha, Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan, Visakhapatnam

Group 2: class 4 to 6

1. Anvita Prashant Telang, Vibgyor High School, Balewadi, Pune
2. P Raja Rohit, Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan, Visakhapatnam
3. Niranjana Simha DH, Silver Oaks International School, Surjapur, Bengaluru
4. Insha Khan, The Emerald Heights International School, Indore

Group 3: class 7 to 10

1. Akashdeep, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Doranda, Ranchi
2. Bhavna Swargiary, Delhi Public School, Ahom Gaon, Guwahati
3. Harsh Sinha, B R Tol English High School, Mulund, Mumbai
4. Aarushi Kumari, St. Anthony High School, Patna

Google has uploaded the final designs on its official website and is asking for your, the general public’s, assistance to pick the winner of this competition. Based on your votes, it will pick one winner from each of the aforemetioned groups and a national winner whose doodle will be displayed on Google India’s homepage on November 14th, i.e Children’s Day.

I’ve already voted for a finalist in each category and would also recommend you to support the budding creativity of young minds. The voting has started today and will officially close on November 10. So, hurry up! And get ready to be wowed!

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