Could Your “Doodle” Have An Awesome Payoff?


Time to get your art on! | Source: ShutterStock

Are you kind of an art legend at school? Maybe you’re always drawing things in the margins of tests or doodling away when you’re actually supposed to be studying (we won’t tell!). Well, there’s a way you could apply those talents so that not only your teachers notice, but potentially millions of people could see!

You’re familiar with Google’s “Doodles,” yes? The different designs that Google’s logo is fashioned into to celebrate holidays, famous people, etc.? (My personal favorite are the moving ones. So fun!) Well, it’s time to get your creative thinking hat on and come up with your own for this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest. Students in grades K-12 in the U.S. are eligible to enter.

The National Winner gets their winning entry up on the Google homepage on May 23rd, and as if that wasn’t a cool enough prize, he or she also gets a $30,000 college scholarship, as well as a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school. Uhhh… pretty freaking sweet! The theme this year for the contest is “My Best Day Ever…” You can learn a little bit more from the video below, and for the full details about the contest rules, how to enter and prizes, check out the Doodle 4 Google website.

I’ve already professed my love of Google’s “Doodles” publicly, so I’m a little sad that I am too old to enter. I feel like I could dream up a pretty stellar “best day ever.” Maybe now I’ll just devote the rest of my afternoon to doing this for fun. You know, sketch it out, tape it to my computer screen and tell myself that I won…

Okay, the sad truth is that I cannot enter, BUT I know that those of you who can all must have some pretty cool ideas out there. Just imagine how stoked I’d be to to see a “Doodle” by one of you girls up here on my computer screen (hint: very stoked).

The contest kicked off on Monday and entries are due by March 22. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, may I remind you that you have a long weekend from school ahead of you that sounds prime for getting those artistic gears turning… Good luck!

Does this contest sound like something you’ll enter? Do you love Google’s “Doodles” as much as me? Can you remember a favorite? Tell us in the comments!

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  • LittleRedWolfGirl

    Oh, man, I REALLY wish they would open this up to those of us who’ve already graduated high school but are still in college. I go to art school, and it’s EXPENSIVE. This could potentially help so much if I won, but I’m not eligible.

  • Indigo

    So. Doing. This.

  • JustDMarie

    There needs to be some international contests, or at least make it available up here in Canada too :/