Inviting kids to dream big: Doodle 4 Google 2013 is open for submission!

[ 0 ] January 28, 2013 |

Doodle 4 Google is an annual program that invites K-12 students in the United States to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign the Google homepage logo (for a day) for millions to see plus win a $30,000 college scholarship, and win a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school.


Doodle 4 Google 2012 Winner Dylan Hoffman, Wisconsin

Each year, Google selects a theme and invites kids to create their own “doodle” (one of the special Google logos you see on our homepage on various occasions). This year, they ask children to think about what their perfect day would look like.

This year’s judges include journalist and TV personality Katie Couric; music maestro Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots; Chris Sanders, writer and director of Lilo & Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon; and Pendleton Ward, creator of Adventure Time; among other great creative minds.

On May 1, Google opens up a public vote for the 50 State Winners. They’ll be flown to New York City for a national awards ceremony on May 22. Google will announce the National Winner, whose doodle will appear on the Google homepage the following day. In addition, all the State Winners will have their artwork on display at the American Museum of Natural History from May 22 to July 14, 2013.
2013 Doodle 4 Google theme: “My Best Day Ever…
Download the entry forms on our Doodle 4 Google site and send in completed doodles by mail or online. All entries must be received by March 22, 2013 with a parent or guardian’s signature. Full classrooms are encouraged to participate as well. Limit is one doodle per student but no limit to the number of doodles that come from any one school or family. For more details, check out, where you’ll find full contest rules and entry forms.

Category: contests, high school age, kids, teens (13 +), tweens

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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