Vote For Doodle 4 Google

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Kuala Lumpur (4 August 2014) – Google Malaysia is happy to announce that the shortlisted entries of the national Doodle 4 Google competition are now up for public voting at google.com.my/doodle4google.

This is the next stage of the competition which kicked off earlier this year in April.

There are 20 doodles that have been shortlisted — five doodles in four age categories: 7-9, 10-12, 13-15 and 16-17. The Malaysian public can vote for their one favourite doodle from each age category.

After a final deliberation by the central Google Doodle team, the winning doodle will be featured on google.com.my this Malaysia Day, September 16.

Google Malaysia kicked off its first ever Doodle 4 Google competition here on 21 April with the theme ‘Malaysia to me is…’. Held in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014, the competition aims to stimulate and nurture young students’ natural ability to dream big and help inspire creativity.

Doodles have been a part of Google’s history since 1998, when Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin placed a stick figure drawing behind the second ‘o’ in the word Google as a message to users that they were “out of the office” attending a music and art festival. Since then, doodles have celebrated and marked worldwide events, anniversaries and holidays designed on, around and through the Google logo on the site’s homepage.

Today, Google does hundreds of doodles a year around the world. Apart from international anniversaries and holidays, doodles have also been produced for the birthdays of several noted artists and scientists including Malaysia’s own Yasmin Ahmad, Andy Warhol, Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Louis Braille, Percival Lowell and Edvard Munch, among others.

The public voting period closes August 30, and Google Malaysia will announce the winners for each category as well as the final winning doodle on September 8.

For more information, visit google.com.my/doodle4google.