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2023 Doodle for Google Contest Totals $100K+

Get details on the annual Doodle for Google Contest, including a $30,000 college scholarship, $50,000 Tech package and more Google prizes for winners.

Shawna Newman

January 13, 2023

2023 Doodle for Google Contest Totals $100K+
What moments are special to you?
What if you could turn your gratefulness into scholarship money to help you pay for school? Thanks to Google’s 15th annual Doodle for Google contest, students in grades K-12 can apply for the Google Doodle scholarship using the things that mean the most as their inspiration. To enter the contest, students are encouraged to create their own Google Doodle using the 2023 Google for Doodle theme, I’m Grateful for...
Google.com offers the below prompts students can use to help them brainstorm their 2023 Google Doodle:
  • What moments, people, places and things are special to you?
  • What or whom can you not imagine living without?
  • What are the things that get you through the day?
  • Doodle 4 Google Contest

    The Doodle for Google Contest is open to students in grades K through 12. To be considered, you must use your imagination to create a Google Doodle based on the theme "I am grateful for..." Deadline: 3/7/23 Available to: Students, Grades K through 12 Award Amount: Awards from $5,000 - $30,000
    How to Enter the 2023 Doodle for Google Contest There are four steps to enter:
    1. Download the entry form.
    2. Create your Doodle masterpiece.
    3. You can use art mediums such as crayons, real materials, digital art, and even clay. Submit entries digitally via a .png or .jpeg file.
    4. Explain your Doodle in a few sentences.
    5. Share how it reflects the “I’m grateful for...” theme.
    6. Submit your entry online.
    7. An online entry is the preferred method of entry. Be sure to get your Google Doodle and the required documents submitted before the March 7 deadline.

    Doodle for Google Prizes

    The 2023 Google Doodle scholarship committee will judge Doodles on three areas:
  • Artistic Skill
  • Creativity and Originality
  • Theme Expression
  • Contest winners get to have their artwork displayed on Google! There are three prize levels in the Doodle for Google contest: National Winner, National Finalists and State and Territory Winners.

    National Winner

    The Doodle for Google grand prize, also known as the National Winner, is a $30,000 college scholarship, and a $50,000 technology package for your school or non-profit of your choice. In addition to $80,000 in prizes, the winner gets their artwork featured on Google’s homepage for a full day. The National and State/Territory winners are judged in the five groups below:
  • Grades K – 3
  • Grades 4 – 5
  • Grades 6 - 7
  • Grades 8 - 9
  • Grades 10 - 12
  • National Finalists

    Five National Finalists are selected for the Google for Doodle competition. Each national finalist winner will get:
  • A $5,000 college scholarship
  • Their artwork featured on the Doodle for Google gallery
  • Google hardware
  • Google swag
  • State, Territory Winners

    At the State and Territory level, ten or more winners from each grade group will be selected state-by-state. The 54 State and Territory winners will get:
  • Their Doodle art displayed on the Doodle for Google gallery.
  • Google hardware
  • Google swag
  • A congratulatory message from Google
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