Google's doodles are a source of information and entertainment. The logo celebrates scientific progress, art, culture, festivals and more. They're extending out, for the third time, the invitation to Indian children to doodle for their own day, November 14th. Previous participation in the Doodle 4 Google contest has been quite enthusiastic and Google wants kids to enter again for the chance to have their doodle featured on the homepage of The competition is open to all children between the ages of 5 and 16. Their theme this year is 'India's gift to the world'.

Last year's Doodle 4 Google winner

Last year's Doodle 4 Google winner

In addition to having their doodle in the spotlight, the winner of the Doodle 4 Google contest will also receive a prize technology starter kit. The kit includes a laptop, a year's internet connection and Rs. 2,00,000 for the school that the star doodler represents. Just like last year, the participants will be clubbed in three different categories- 1st to 3rd Standard, 4th to 6th Standard and 7th to 10th Standard. Top Indian art schools will select the top 200 entries from each category which will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The judges will then shortlist 15 doodles from each category, bringing it down to a total of 45 final doodles.

All the final entries will be exhibited for public voting and based on the number of votes, one winner from each category will be selected. Each of the winners will receive a technology starter kit which consists of a laptop and an Internet connection. Dennis Hwang, the original Google doodler, will then choose the final winning doodle from the total 45 finalists.

To participate, doodlers in the appropriate ages must register on which they can do either as individuals or via their schools. The school route is valid only if the school is organizing to collect and submit the doodles on behalf of their students. The last date to submit a doodle is the 15th of September, 2011. 

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