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It's Back: The Popular Doodle for Google Contest

Shawna Newman

February 06, 2020

It's Back: The Popular Doodle for Google Contest
Let’s say your friend has a burning question about anything, really. If you don't know the answer, your response may be, “I don’t know. Google it.” Next thing you know you both are on your phones googling (yes, this is a verb) for a quick answer.

The Power of Google

What do shepherd’s pie and Game of Thrones have in common? Nothing really, besides they were common search themes in 2019 according to Google’s Year in Search report. There are more than 66 ways you may be touched by Google each day. Google must be one of the best things since sliced bread, the internet and grocery pick up—you get the idea, Google is a BIG deal. With Google’s Doodle for Google contest, YOU have the opportunity to use the brand’s influence to share your kindness!

Doodle for Google: An Artist’s Dream

Calling ALL artists, (Kindergartners to High School Seniors) looking for their artistic claim-to-fame via the power of the world’s most used internet search engine. Imagine the number of people you’ll touch if you are the 2020 Doodle for Google winner?! The 2019 doodle winner, Arantza Peña Popo was a featured guest on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show. Get inspired by her creativity; check out Arantza’s 2019 doodle winning artwork! Education is at the heart of the Google for Doodle competition, and this theme resonates on the Doodle for Google Website. The 2019 National Teacher of the Year, Rodney Robinson is the contest judge, and a school-technology upgrade is included in all prize packages--It’s apparent education is important to Google. College is not inexpensive; the substantial rewards from the Doodle for Google contest would defiantly help you pay for school!

Doodle 4 Google Contest

Deadline: 3/13/20 Available to: Students, Grades K through 12 Award Amount: Awards from $5,000 - $30,000 Find out more details on applying for the Doodle 4 Google Contest.

How Do You Show Kindness?

This year’s Doodle for Google contest theme is how you show kindness. One of the coolest parts of this contest is the chance to have your doodle art displayed on Google! Check out this step-by-step guide on how the Google for Doodle competition works.

Winner, Winner…Dozens of Google Prizes

Don’t overlook the other prize levels and rewards. There are three prize levels in the Doodle for Google contest: National Winner, National Finalists and State and Territory Winners. The National and State/Territory winners are grouped and judged in five groups. 1. Grades Kindergarten through 3 2. Grades 4 through 5 3. Grades 6 through 7 4. Grades 8 through 9 5. Grades 10 through 12

National Winner

The Doodle for Google National Winner will not only receive a huge $30,000 college scholarship but, will also receive a $50,000 technology package for their school or non-profit organization! A trip to California to visit Googleplex (Google’s California headquarters) is also included in this grand-champion package. If the national winner is still looking for more Google themed memories to mark this momentous feat, they will also receive swag and hardware to add to their winner’s collection.

National Finalists

Five, National Finalists are selected for the Google for Doodle competition. The national finalists will have their art featured on the Doodle for Google gallery, receive a $5,000 college scholarship and a trip to the eclectic Googleplex campus—And if that’s not enough, all five winners will win Google hardware and swag.

State, Territory Winners

At the State and Territory Winner level 10 or more winners form each grade group will be judged on a state-by-date basis. 54 State and Territory doodle winners will have their works of art showcased on the Doodle for Google gallery and will earn an assortment of Google hardware and swag. Bonus, all 54 winners will earn an assembly celebration at their school—we cannot imagine the fun this will be! Have more questions about the Doodle for Google contest? The contest’s site has a FAQ page you can access.

Are You a College Student Googly-Eyed over Google?

Maybe you love the Doodle for Google contest, but you’ve realized you’re above the age range to participate. Don’t worry—We’ve got you covered. Many employers would do a double-take if a resume reflecting real-world experience at Google, Inc. passed their desk! Check out (and if qualified apply) to these Google, Inc. internships below: Software Engineering Internship Deadline: Varies Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 2 The Software Engineering Internship is available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in computer science or a related technical field. As an intern, you will be working on a project in one of the following areas: product and systems development, test engineering, or site reliability. Get more information on Google, Inc.’s Software Engineering Internship. Manufacturing Quality/Test Engineering Intern Deadline: Varies Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 2 The Manufacturing Quality/Test Engineering Intern is available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Operation Research or a related technical field. Get more information on Google, Inc.’s Manufacturing Quality/Test Engineering Internship. Mechanical Engineering Intern, Summer Deadline: Varies Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The Mechanical Engineering Internship is available to students currently pursuing a degree a in mechanical engineering or related technical field, returning to BA/BS program or enrolled in another full-time degree program after completion of the internship. Get more information on Google, Inc.’s Mechanical Engineering Intern (summer) Internship. Co-Op Account Executive, Specialty Retail Internship Deadline: Varies Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The Co-Op Account Executive, Specialty Retail Internship is available to students with experience in the digital advertising industry with up-fronts or joint business plans and with Google Ads/YouTube and Google Marketing Platform. Get more information on Google, Inc.’s Co-Op Account Executive (Specialty Retail) Internship. Research Internship Deadline: Varies Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The Research Internship is available to students currently enrolled in a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree in Computer Science, Linguistics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Economics, Natural Sciences or a related technical field. As an intern, you will participate in cutting edge research to develop solutions for real-world, large-scale problems. Get more information on Google, Inc.’s Research Internship.

Don’t Miss Out

Don’t miss any other important scholarships, contests or internships! Students as young as 13-years old are encouraged to create a custom profile! If you haven’t already, sign up for your free Fastweb.com profile. Don’t forget to check back often to see what new scholarship options and internships you qualify for! Filling out your Fastweb student profile thoroughly and updating it regularly will ensure you’re matched to the right scholarships.

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