The Doodle 4 Google (D4G) is a competition in which Google invites students to reinvent Google’s homepage logo.
To date, Google has run contests in more than 30 countries all over the world and it believes that the Doodle 4 Google ,abbreviated as D4G, is one way Google can bring art and technology together while encouraging children to get creative both online and offline.
In 2013, Google launched the first nationwide Doodle 4 Google competition in Kenya with the theme ‘My Kenya’ which saw doodlers celebrate a monumental year in Kenya with the 4th March National General Elections, as well as the Jubilee Year celebrating 50 years since democracy from British rule.
Following 5,000 submissions, Google’s online voting campaign generated 13,000 votes to our local D4G site and from which 17 year old Esther Wambui Githinji became our national winner. Her doodle, “Feet of Gold,” was featured on the Google Kenya homepage on Mashujaa Day, formerly Kenyatta Day, on 20th October 2013.
In line with Kenya’s continued Jubilee Celebrations, Google is hosting an entire month long gallery exhibition showcasing the Top 100 ‘My Kenya’ doodles from artists aged 6 – 18 years running from 5th to 31st of May at the National Museum.
Entry is free aside from the 200 KES normally charges at the museum gate.