Google on Monday announced the “2018 Doodle 4 Google” contest inviting creative, art-loving students from across India to bring their imagination to life for the search engine giant’s logo. This year’s theme for the doodle is “what inspires you”. The doodle, incorporating the brand’s name, can be created using crayons, clay, water colors and graphic design.

The winner would win a Rs 5 lakh college scholarship, along with the opportunity to share their inspiration through their artwork, the company said in a statement. The winning doodle would also get featured on Google’s homepage on Children’s Day.

The contest is open to students from Class 1 to 10 and the last date of submission is October 6. A panel of guest judges including the original doodle team leader at Google, Ryan Germick, will review the entries this year.

The internal judging and jury votes would finally shortlist the top 20 doodles that would be put up for public voting from October 23 to November 5, the statement said. The first edition of “Doodle 4 Google India” was held in 2009 and the theme was “My India”. The same contest also runs in regions including Canada, Latin America and other Asian countries.

Participants are required to submit their entry alongside a form which should contain their doodle artwork, alongside a description which explains what message the artist wants to convey and how it mirrors something which inspires the artist. The judges will rate the entries on parameters such as artistic merit, creativity, and theme communication among others.

The winner of the ‘Doodle 4 Google’ contest’s 2018 edition will get Rs 5,00,000 as a college scholarship, a sum of Rs 2,00,000 as a technology package for their school, a certificate/trophy of achievements, a trip to the Google India office and something else which Google calls ‘Googley Swag’. You can check complete details about the competition here.

With input from IANS