Doodle 4 Google is an annual contest, and the theme for 2016-2017 is “What I see for the future”. This year’s contest is open to all U.S. students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. Kids can win a $30,000 scholarship by creating their own doodles based on the theme.
In addition to receiving the scholarship, the National Winner’s doodle will be displayed on the U.S. Google homepage for a day. Moreover, the winner will get a Chromebook, an Android tablet, and a trip to the Google Headquarters in California. Except the National Winner, Google also sets 4 National Finalists and 48 State and Territory Winners for all contestants.
How to Enter?
- Download and print the entry form;
- Let your kids create their artworks with any materials they like;
- Fill out the entry form;
- Enter the contest via mail or online before December 2, 2016 at 12:00pm PST.
Guide to win
- Make good use of Google’s activity kits to inspire your kids. The official kits are designed to help parents or teachers encourage their kids to express creativity. There are four activity kits based on grade groups, including Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12.
- Watch inspirational videos to guide your kids. Google’s Doodle team, cooperating with Discovery Education, published three videos on 2015 to introduce the creative process. You will generate ideas from the three-part video series, and learn how to imagine, create and share. These videos are available on Google Doodle’ Youtube channel.
- Learn from past winners’ artworks. Doodle 4 Google contest has been hosting for nine years since 2008, so you can look and learn from previous award-winning doodles. You can go to Contest Gallery to check past finalists’ masterpieces.
Doodles Archive is also a good resource to get inspired, but bear in mind that your doodles should be original works. In addition, doodles that involve any copyrighted image or logo will be automatically disqualified for the contest.