It's Back: The Popular Doodle for Google Contest

More than $100,000 is up for grabs! Get all of the details you need to submit your entry for Google's 13th annual Doodle 4 Google contest.

Shawna Newman

January 26, 2021

It's Back: The Popular Doodle for Google Contest
Use art to showcase your resilience!
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 does sourdough bread and Tiger King have in common? Nothing really, besides they were common search themes in 2020 according to Google’s Year in Search report. There are more than 81 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. Google Classroom helped many U.S. teachers keep education alive during a pandemic, too!
With Google’s Doodle for Google contest, YOU can use the Google logo influence to share how you are strong! Use Doodle for Google as a platform for you to share your student experiences. The Doodle for Google website provides a few inspirational ideas to get your creativity flowing with the following questions: "• How do you rise above troubles and keep moving forward in tough times? • When you make mistakes or get scared, what helps you clear the clouds above your head? • When people around you are feeling down, how do you use your inner strength to lift them up?"

Doodle for Google: An Artist’s Dream

Calling ALL artists, (kindergartners to high school students) 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 2021 Doodle for Google winner?!
The Doodle for Google 2019 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!

Doodle 4 Google Contest

Deadline: 2/26/21 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.

I Am Strong Because...

This year’s Doodle for Google contest theme is I Am Strong Because... One of the coolest parts of this contest is the chance to have your winner’s artwork 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 receive a $30,000 college scholarship and Google will announce the national winner by having their artwork displayed on Google homepage for one day. In addition, he/she will also receive a $50,000 technology package for their school or non-profit organization! 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 Google hardware—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. All 54 winners will earn a special celebratory message from Google to share with their learning communities. 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. Check out these Google, Inc. internships below: Software Engineering Internship Co-Op Account Executive (Specialty Retail) Internship 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 profile.

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