Akshay Raj, a grade IX student from St Aloysius High School, Mangalore, has been selected for this year's Doodle 4 Google competition.
His doodle was chosen from over 1,08,000 entries submitted by students across the country, and was selected based on artistic merit, creativity and expression of the theme, a release issued in Mumbai on Saturday said.
The winning doodle titled 'Technically and Naturally Growing India' will go live on the Google India home page on Sunday. Akshay Raj will also receive a technology starter package and Rs 2,00,000 technology grant for his school.
The 'Doodle4Google' competition was open to all students from 1st-10th standard. This year participants were challenged to imagine their own version of the Google logo based on the theme 'My Dream for India', the release said.
"Doodle4Google has become a global platform giving young children an opportunity to showcase their talent globally. In India, this year's competition noticed great enthusiasm from kids around the country, as the entries crossed the 1,00,000 mark from just 4,500 entries we got last year," Google India's Country Marketing Manager, Nikhil Rungta, said.