Last year, Google launched the first nationwide Doodle 4 Google competition in Kenya. Doodle 4 Google (D4G) is a competition in which students are invited to reinvent Google’s homepage logo. To date contests have been run in more than 30 countries all over the world.
Kenya’s competition was themed ‘My Kenya’, doodlers and celebrated a monumental year in Kenya with the recent national elections, as well as the Jubilee Year. 17 year old Esther Wambui Githinji became Kenya’s national winner. Her doodle, “Feet of Gold,” was featured on the Google Kenya homepage on Mashujaa Day – 20 October 2013.
In line with the nation’s continued Jubilee celebrations, Google has been hosting month long gallery exhibition showcasing the Top 100 ‘My Kenya’ doodles from artists aged 6 – 18 years. The exhibition ends on 31st May. The exhibition is at the Nairobi National Museum. Drop by end get to see some of the amazing works Kenyan children came up with.