Doodle 4 Google
Have your kids get their pencils, crayons, markers or graphic software ready – it’s time for the Doodle for Google contest.
Doodle 4 Google deadline – all entries must be received by March 23, 2012 (note entries must be mailed – see below for details on how to enter!)
The Doodle 4 Google competition is now open to all K-12 students in U.S. schools (including homeschoolers). Parents, teachers, or after school programs may submit doodles on behalf of their child or student as long as they are accompanied by a completed and signed entry form. Like last year, we do not have a cap on number of submissions from one school, family, or after school program but we still require that only one doodle is submitted per child. In the case of duplicate submissions by a single child, we will accept the submission that arrives first as determined by the “received by” date. Completed entry forms must be received by March 23rd.
One (1) National Winner
The National Winner will have his or her doodle featured on the U.S. Google.com homepage. He or she will be awarded a $30,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of his or her choice, a trip to New York for an event on May 17, 2012, a Google Chromebook computer, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it. We’ll also award the winner’s full time school a $50,000 technology grant towards the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology programming.
Four (4) National Finalists
Each of the other four National Finalists will win a $5,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice, a trip to New York for the final event on May 17, 2012, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with their doodle on it.
Fifty (50) State Winners
Each of the other 50 State Winners will win a trip to New York for the final event on May 17, 2012 and a t-shirt printed with their doodles on it. All 50 Regional Finalists will also have their doodle displayed in a special exhibit at the New York Public Library.
Two Hundred and Fifty (250) State Finalists
Each of the other State Finalists will receive an official winner’s certificate and be featured on the Doodle 4 Google contest web site.
How to Enter
The first requirement is to get an entry form. Click here to request a Google 4 Doodle entry form.
Page 1: This page needs to be completed and signed by the parent or guardian of the child entering the contest.
Page 2: The entrant’s artwork needs to be drawn on the second page of the entry form. We have provided three options for page 2 of the entry form (two with the Google logo and one with a blank entry space). All are equally acceptable but only one may be submitted together with Page 1. We limit only one doodle per child. Duplicates are disqualified.
PLEASE DO NOT PRINT THIS FORM DOUBLE SIDED AS OUR SCANNERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO READ IT.
- The doodle should be completed on page two of the entry form available at the top of this page.
- The Google logo in the student doodle should be clearly visible and recognizable.
- The student doodle should be done in pencil, crayon, felt tip, paint or by using computer drawing or design software.
- We do not accept entries that use additional materials to create 3D effects.
- While we encourage your students or children to use the previous doodle artists and winners as inspiration, we remind participants not to recreate or plagiarize previous designs. They cannot contain any content, element, or material that violates a third party’s publicity, privacy or intellectual property rights.
- We keep all the original artwork and do not send it back. If you’d like to retain a copy of your student’s or child’s doodle, please make a color copy of it before you mail it in.
Where to Send Submissions
Doodles are due on March 23, 2012 and must be postmarked no later than March 20, 2012.
All submissions should be sent to the P.O. box (regular mail) or courier service address (e.g., UPS or FedEx, etc.) listed below.Please note that you cannot submit artwork via courier service to the PO box below. If you use USPS you must use the top address and if you use a courier service you must use the bottom address.
P.O. Box Address
Doodle for Google
PO Box 9112
Plainview, NY 11803-9112
Courier Service Address
Doodle for Google
35 Pinelawn Road Suite 207W
Melville, NY 11747