Share your amazing doodles for the 2021 Doodle for #Google theme, “I am strong because…” Doodle for Google is an annual art contest open to students in grades K-12. Students are invited to create their own Google doodle for the chance to have it featured on Google.com, as well as win some great scholarships and tech packages for their schools.
Follow the helpful instructions to make sure your doodle makes it into the contest for your chance to win.
Official Rules: An Entrant must: (a) be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal U.S. resident (i.e. must be able to show proof of permanent legal residence); and (b) be enrolled in a private or public elementary or secondary school (grades K-12) or a home school (grades K-12) in the United States, a United States Territory in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C., a student of a U.S. Service Person serving abroad; and (c) have obtained a parent’s or legal guardian’s prior permission. January 11 – February 26, 2021 at 11:59 pm PT.
Minors who enter must have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian in order to be eligible to receive any prizes
How to Enter the Doodle for Google Contest
Step 1: Print (on light colored 8.5″ x 11″ paper) and fill out the form and signed by a parent/legal guardian
Step 2: Add your doodle.
Step 3: Submit the form. Scan/photograph your completed form and enter it at doodles.google.com/d4g/enter
Step 4: Scan and print out your completed form. Send your entry to:
Doodle for Google
1 Market St, Spear Tower, Ste 400
San Francisco, CA 94105
Doodles must be postmarked by February 26th, 2021 and delivered to 1 Market Street within seven (7) days of the Postmark Deadline in order to have been submitted within the Contest Period.
One entry per person.
Doodles that are not original works, contain logos, or copyright imagery will be disqualified.
Only one application per student. Only the first doodle entered for each student will be considered, and any additional doodles will be disqualified.
Doodles will be grouped and judged by the following 5 grade groups:
Doodle for Google Contest Winners
State and Territory Winners:10 or more winners for each grade group, 54 in total
National Finalists: 1 finalist for each grade group, 5 in total
National Winner: Featured on Google.com
Doodle for Google Contest Competition levels
Fifty-Four State and Territory Winners: The Guest Judges and Google Doodlers will select the best doodle from each of the 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands as the State and Territory Winners. These 54 State and Territory Winners will be displayed in an online gallery on the Doodle for Google website.
Five National Finalists: For a period of 5 days the U.S. public will vote for their favorite doodle from the 54 State and Territory Winners. These votes will help determine the National Finalists.
One National Winner: A panel of Google executives will choose one of the five National Finalists and announce the National Winner in June.
Doodle for Google Contest Prizes
National Winner (1): will win a $30,000 college scholarship (managed by Scholarship America) to be used at the school of their choice; a trip to San Francisco area (retail value approximately $1,500); $50,000 in value towards the establishment/improvement of a computer lab or a technology program for the U.S. School where the Entrant is enrolled, or a registered non-profit of which the winner is a participant at as indicated on the Entry Form (homeschools and students of U.S. Foreign Service Person abroad are ineligible for the $50,000 technology award toward establishment/improvement of a computer lab); a Chromebook (retail value approximately $299); an Android tablet (retail value approximately $300).
If the National Winner is enrolled in a homeschool, the homeschool will receive a $5,000 technology stipend (issued in the form of a check), and the National Winner may donate $45,000 in value towards the establishment/improvement of a computer lab or a technology program for a public library, non-profit, or public school in their community that meets Google’s criteria for awards.
National Finalists (4): who do not become the National Winner will win a $5,000 college scholarship (managed by Scholarship America) to be used at the school of their choice, a trip to Google headquarters (retail value $1500), a Chromebook (retail value approximately $299), and an Android tablet (retail value approximately $300).
State and Territory Winners (49): who did not become National Finalists win an Android tablet (retail value approximately $300).
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