See the 30 finalists

School children all across Kenya, from Standard 1 through to secondary school Form 4, participated in the first nationwide Doodle 4 Google contest. The competition theme was "My Kenya", marking 2013 as a monumental year for the country with the recent national elections, as well as the Jubilee celebrations (50 years since independence).
We received thousands of submissions, and selected the top 30 finalists that are viewable below.

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Moksh K Patel, Shree Cutch Leva Patel Samaj school

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Blessed Kenya

Trevor James Ondiege, Diwopa Catholic Primary

Blessed Kenya

I think my country is blessed with a lot of beautiful things like wildlife, sceneries and there is enough food and water for all, education has improved since Independence

God Bless Kenya

Kevan Shah, Oshwal Academy Nairobi

God Bless Kenya

In my doodle, I have portrayed the beautiful wildlife in Kenya. The special Golden Jubilee celebrations. The handmade ornaments made by the local people. The brave maasai warriors and the rich and unique culture. MY KENYA, MY PRIDE

Love brewed in Kenya

Urvi Mandalia, Jalaram Academy

Love brewed in Kenya

The churning pot on the fire symbolises love in Kenya for the visitor and the whole country

my Kenya

Sayyeda Muraj, Jaffrey Academy

my Kenya

Sun, Sea and sand

The pride of Kenya

Caleb Omollo, Jalaram Academy

The pride of Kenya

Our country has beautiful animals, we take care of our wildlife

My Kenya

Nicole Jenkins, Jabstir Academy

My Kenya

My design portrays the beauty of Nature in Kenya.The elephant signifies our wildlife. The Jovial woman pointing at Kenya is wearing a Kenyan flag dress.

My Kenya

Vrisan Patel, Oshwal Academy Nairobi

My Kenya

My Kenya has very beautiful animals. My Google represents the big five animals found in Kenya

Education in Kenya

Jasmine Nimeto, Jalaram Academy

Education in Kenya

We are happy that girls can now go to school and be safe from early marriage

Proud to celebrate fifty years of Kenya with Honor

Neer Jaynish Shah, Oshwal Academy Nairobi

Proud to celebrate fifty years of Kenya with Honor

Celebrating our Kenyan culture through dance, music and traditional clothing.We are proud of physical features, our beaches and the variety of our culture. Our flag unites us and reminds us that we are "One People" "One Nation"

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  • Blessed Kenya
  • God Bless Kenya
  • Love brewed in Kenya
  • my Kenya
  • The pride of Kenya
  • My Kenya
  • My Kenya
  • Education in Kenya
  • Proud to celebrate fifty years of Kenya with Honor

Kenya, Google Doodle

Vashvi Manish Parmar, Brookhouse school

Kenya, Google Doodle

I have drawn a maasai jewellery, artefacts and a spear as well, because maasai is a main tribe in Kenya. I have included a painting of a zebra skin to show how proud I am of Kenya's wildlife

The beauty of Nature, Kenya

Maitri Shah, Arya Vedic

The beauty of Nature, Kenya

With my doodle on the theme "My Kenya". I tried capturing the most popular symbols Kenya is famous for and to show I'm a proud Kenyan

my home Kenya

Joash Kikoso nathan, Rusinga school Nairobi

my home Kenya

The painting I made symbolises Kenya the place I call home. The mountain is an image of mount Kenya and the lion show the brave people. The tree symbolises the nature of Kenya

Moving Kenya

Ryan Abuta, Nakuru Lions school

Moving Kenya

Cycling towards a digital Kenya

The place to be in

Hope Margret Ragen, Lions Primary School

The place to be in

My Kenya on the superhighway towards vision 2030

My Kenya's tradition

Juliet Jelagat, Lions Primary School

My Kenya's tradition

Celebrating my Kenya in song and dance

Bright future - 2030

Felister Obasi K., Lions Primary School

Bright future - 2030

My Kenya projecting towards a bright future

Racing forward

Mercy Chemutai, lions Primary School

Racing forward

Running towards a brighter future as my Kenya breaks records

Celebrating Kenya

Reema Badiani, Jalaram Academy

Celebrating Kenya

Congratulate Kenya for the far we have come and long live Kenya

Fifty na bado tuko fiti

Miriam Mumbi, Sacred Heart Kyeni

Fifty na bado tuko fiti

My doodle is a celebration of our struggles, our heritage, our achievements and our hopes for a more prosperous future.

  • Kenya, Google Doodle
  • The beauty of Nature, Kenya
  • my home Kenya
  • Moving Kenya
  • The place to be in
  • My Kenya's tradition
  • Bright future - 2030
  • Racing forward
  • Celebrating Kenya
  • Fifty na bado tuko fiti

Kenya's heritage and pride

Mwangi Mark Mbugua, Alliance high school

Kenya's heritage and pride

Kenya in Google. In depicting Kenya, one cannot miss the culture in the country itself. From the coast to the highland, all in Google

Vision 2030

Michael Daman, Makueni Boys High School

Vision 2030

The crane, a constructor are building. A bus and a train at their pathways portrays effective communication. Maasai lady portrays culture. The elephant portrays our tourism sites and the green shows agriculture. A cheering athlete shows our uniqueness. Lastly letter "e" with a graduating cap portrays its level of literacy

My Kenya

Lyne Akisa, Kipsigis Girls High School

My Kenya

Kenya developing, having good cultural relations and activities, modern infrastructure, good transport and communication system, a flourishing tourism industry from the rein of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta (Kenya's first president)

My Kenya

Joseph Musungu Makau , Highway Secondary School

My Kenya

After 50 years, since independence, Kenya is celebrating her jubilee year. I have done a doodle based on the shield of Kenya to show the strength of my Kenya

Kenyan Horizon

Shem Kimaru, Jamhuri High School

Kenyan Horizon

The main goal of my doodle is to celebrate the Kenyan heritage which includes: Tourist attraction features represented by the tusks, the beautiful sunset and the buildings

Colours of Kenya

Drupad Dinesh Revankar, Arya vedic Secondary

Colours of Kenya

My artwork uses the tinga tinga style as inspiration to portray Kenya Jubilee celebration. To show the culture, Joy, Vibrance through the maasai and colours

My Kenya

Amanda Abigael Mutebi, Aga Khan Academy

My Kenya

My Kenya is a unique.Full of colour and rich origin. We are one, a culture, a pride and a nation. This is who we are and live by

Feet of Gold

Esther Wambui Githinji, Shree Cutch Leva Patel Samaj school

Feet of Gold

Kenya is Globally know for its excellent athletes especially in long distances, so what better way to represent Kenya than by its athletes

my Kenya

Ahmed Faiz, Shree Cutch Leva Patel Samaj school

my Kenya

My doodle is inspired from Kenya's colours and what from Kenya. Its scenery, the people, the vegetation and Kenya as a whole

My Kenya, My strength

Aldema Michaelo, Oshwal Academy Mombasa

My Kenya, My strength

Kenya my strength has survived 50 years of independence. The flag portrays black -our skin color, Red - bloodshed for our freedom, Green - Natural wealth and white for peace. Today an amazing country known for its big 5 illustrated in doodle by the Giraffe, Lion, Elephant, the most common.

  • Kenya's heritage and pride
  • Vision 2030
  • My Kenya
  • My Kenya
  • Kenyan Horizon
  • Colours of Kenya
  • My Kenya
  • Feet of Gold
  • my Kenya
  • My Kenya, My strength