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Oct 31, 2014

Red Bull Doodle Art crowns its champion

Out of 32,551 entries from all over the globe, it was Santanu Kaushik Hazarika from India that received top honours and took the first ever-international Red Bull Doodle Art (#WDC216) title at the event’s Global Gallery in Cape Town on Saturday 25 October.

Each of the doodles from the 28 global finalists was adjudicated on style and overall creativity by three judges: Doodling Evangelist Sunni Brown, South African Street Artist Faith47 and Local Artist/Graphic Designer Sindiso Nyoni.

The trio appreciated the fine detail and patterning in Hazarika’s doodle, which was displayed on a model of the Taj Mahal.

Santanu is 23 years old and is currently an engineer student at the Gauhati University. He was ecstatic to have been crowned the Red Bull’s Doodle Art champion and had this to say about his experience: “At the time of starting my doodle I was studying Hinduism and particularly Lord Vishnu so there’s a lot of detail in my drawing. It’s been a dream to be here in Cape Town and I’m very happy to be the overall winner. Doodling can’t be mindless – to start a doodle you have to have certain thought and it needs to be the basis of the story you tell through your doodle”.

Sunni Brown remarked: “Santanu’s doodle was remarkable for its ability to weave an engineer’s attention to detail with an innovator’s gift for ingenuity.”

Santanu has also been awarded a cooperation deal with the Red Bull Consumer Products Team to design a graphic for a T-shirt that will be sold in the online shop and Red Bull World starting in 2015.

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