Oct 19, 2015

Doodle4Google 2015

Each year Google holds a contest for children in which they can create and submit a Google Doodle that could make it on the front page of their search engine.  They have a site dedicated to lesson activities surrounding the event as well.  Prizes range from a personalized shirt with their Doodle printed on it, all the way up to collage scholarships and educational grants for the student's school.  But in the end, it's all about promoting creativity and highlighting the talents that we see in our schools everyday.  For more details, check out the main Google Doodle page, and read some of the "About" information below.  Happy doodling, and check out the wonderful winning artwork of 11-year old Audrey Zhang!


What is the "Doodle 4 Google" contest?

Doodle 4 Google is an annual contest open to students in grades K-12. Students are invited to create their own Google doodle for the chance to have it featured on the Google homepage.

Why did you choose the theme "What makes me...me."

There are a million and one facts, interests, and quirks that make everyone unique. For centuries, artists have created paintings, sculptures, self-portraits, and more to offer insights into their personalities and values. Now, we're asking kids to do the same by creating a doodle that shows the world what they're passionate about, what gets them excited, or what they dream about. In other words, we're asking that this year's doodles explain "What makes me...me."

Why is Google doing this contest?

Doodles are meant to surprise and delight people when they visit the Google homepage. Past Doodles have celebrated some of the most brilliant, talented, and passionate people throughout history. Doodle 4 Google offers students K-12 an opportunity to display their own artwork on the Google homepage.

How long has Google been doing this contest?

We've been hosting the Doodle 4 Google contest every year in the U.S. since 2008, so this is our eighth year. This website shows details for the U.S. only contest, but the Doodle 4 Google contest takes place in many other countries throughout the year as well.

Who was the 2014 winner?

Audrey Zhang, an 11-year old from New York, was the Doodle 4 Google 2014 U.S. winner. Check out her Doodle and all of the 2014 U.S. finalists here.

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