Your vote will help Currambine student bring it home: Doodle 4 Google

Ocean Reef Senior High School student Simran Savadia with her designs for Google. Picture: Martin Kennealey d444169
Ocean Reef Senior High School student Simran Savadia with her designs for Google. Picture: Martin Kennealey d444169

CURRAMBINE’S Simran Savadia (14) needs your vote to see her design on the Google Australia homepage.

The Ocean Reef Senior High School Year 9 student’s work was chosen as one of 30 finalists in this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition.

Simran trumped about 26,000 entries Australia-wide to make it this far and said local support would mean “so much” to her and could give her a chance at top spot.

Four finalists will then be in the running to have their work on the homepage and to win $10,000 for their school.

“That would be amazing,” she said.

“When coming up with the design, I really wanted to incorporate my own background. In this case, I chose Diwali which is widely celebrated in Hinduism.”

She said with Diwali a celebration of light, she included candles.

“Some of the symbols in my designs, such as divo, celebrate light,” she said.

“Other aspects such as the floral designs come from Zentangles which is a fairly new art form. I have a very large interest in art.

“I have yet to have an exhibition but have sold a couple of my art pieces.

“I never imagined I would make it this far in the competition and it feels amazing with the amount of support I’m receiving.”

Visit google.com.au/doodle4google to vote for Simran by Friday or search @floral.art on Instagram for more of her work.