Therdthanwa Kanama, a 15-year-old student from Maha Sarakham province, won Thailand's first Doodle 4 Google competition, beating more than 46,000 other submissions with his doodle of a royal barge.
The doodle will be visible on the Google Thailand homepage for 24 hours on Her Majesty the Queen's birthday on August 12.
Mr. Therdthanwa said the royal barge Suphannahongse, which serves His Majesty the King in various royal ceremonies, was his inspiration. He said his creative use of the color gold and the image of the royal boat symbolizes Thai craftsmanship and displays his respect for tradition, culture, and history.
Meanwhile, Mr. Michael Lopez, a Google doodler and judge for the competition, said he was delighted to see the work of talented young students who imbued their doodles with everything that was unique and beautiful about the Kingdom.
The Doodle 4 Google competition in Thailand was organized by Google in cooperation with the Education Ministry and Thailand Knowledge Park's children's museum. Participants aged five to 18 were told to give the Google logo with a unique look under the theme of "My Thailand".