Google homepage shows PH teen’s winning ‘Doodle’

Doodle 4 Google winning entry SariManok Jeepney by Kim Patrick Saren
Doodle 4 Google winning entry SariManok Jeepney by Kim Patrick Saren

MANILA, Philippines – The Google 4 Doodle artwork of Kim Patrick S. Saren entitled “Sari-Jeepney” appears on the Google Philippines homepage today.

Inspired by the SariManok, the piece shows a flying jeepney which “symbolizes Filipino culture with deep appreciation of hardwork and creativity”. The artwork also was an attempt to address issues such as traffic, economy, education and basic needs.

A key on the tail-end signifies the solutions to the said problems, where the Filipino must “fly high with pride and honor”.

Sari-Jeepney is the overall winner out of 40 entries in the Doodle 4 Google competition held in the Philippines, which was had the theme “What can I do for the Philippines?”

The Doodle 4 Google groups entries by age, from 5-8 years old, 9-11 years old, 12-14 years old, and 15-17 years old.

The 4 Age Group Winners will receive:

  1. Medal awarded by Google
  2. Nexus 7 tablet
  3. 3D doodling pen
  4. PHP 5, 000 worth of gift certificates from National Book Store

On top of the age group winner prizes, the overall winner will receive:

  1. Trophy awarded by Google
  2. Acer C720 Chromebook
  3. Art kit from National Book Store
  4. PHP 400,000 educational grant from BPI Foundation to be used at a school/college in the Philippines of his or her choice
  5. PHP 350, 000 connectivity grant for his or her school or community learning center from PLDT- Smart Foundation
  6. His or her doodle displayed on Google Philippines homepage for 24 hours on November 2014

Doodles are judged based on the following three categories:

  • Artistic Merit: The quality and skill demonstrated in the doodle. The student’s or learner’s age group is considered when evaluating this category.
  • Creativity: How well the student incorporated the Google logo into his or her illustration. The logo must be readable. Unique and creative uses of the letters, background, foreground, etc. are all taken into account.
  • Theme Communication: How clearly the competition theme is expressed in both the artwork and the written statement.

A gallery showing all 40 Doodle 4 Google finalists can be found here.

Kim Patrick Saren is a high school student from the Nabunturan National Comprehensive High School in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley.