Indian-origin student eyes top prize in 'Doodle 4 Google' contest

Last Updated: Thu, May 10, 2018 15:37 hrs
Insha Kittur

Insha Kittur, a fourth-grade student of Indian origin, made her Half Day School proud when she was declared State Winner for Illinois in the 'Doodle 4 Google' contest.

The elementary school student's artwork was among 53 chosen over thousands of other entries in a contest run by Google. The contest was open to students across the US.

This year's theme was 'What inspires me?' and Kittur's doodle was titled Paradise of Knowledge. Her doodle shows a picture of an idea light bulb, a globe, backpack, books and other items that formed the word Google.

"Books inspire me as they take me to a very different world. They inspire me to discover the creativity of art, importance of history, the mystery of math, beauty of science, and let me know how this wonderful world works," Kittur said.

The finalists will be narrowed down to a group of five by a fan vote on

The winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship, and the winner's school will receive a $50,000 grant from Google. The national winner will be named in June and their artwork will appear on the Google homepage for a day.

To see a full list of state winners and to vote for Insha's creation online, visit: