Doodle for Google 2020 Now Accepting ‘I show kindness by…’ submissions

doodle for google 2019

This year’s Doodle for Google theme is:

I SHOW KINDNESS BY...”

Friendship, smiles, thank yous, and hugs.

Doodle for Google 2020 now open

But kindness is so much more than just being nice. This year’s theme invites you to tell us how you show kindness. Is it by helping around your home? Volunteering in your community’s green space? Maybe it’s comforting someone who’s down, or picking up trash in the park.

However you define it, let us know how you bring a little bit more kindness into the world. Take your ideas and bring them to life in your doodle!

ENTER A DOODLE

This year’s contest is open for online and mailed entries until March 13, 2020 at 8:00pm PST. Download instructions and entry form here.

 

Doodle for google contest

Enter by mail

Carefully package the doodle in an envelope so that it won’t get damaged, affix the proper postage, and mail it to the following address:

Google LLC
Doodle for Google
Spear Tower
1 Market Street Ste 400
San Francisco, CA 94105-9868

How it works

Use your imagination to create a Google Doodle based on what kindness means to you.



How to enter

We’re excited to see some kind doodles this year! Students can work with any materials they want, but all doodles must be entered using the entry form. Parents and teachers can mail us the completed entry form or submit it online as a .png, or .jpg. The contest is open for entries until March 13, 2020 8:00pm Pacific Time (PT), so here’s some information to help you get started:

  1. Download or print the Entry Form

  2. Doodle:
    Artists create their Doodles using any materials they want. From crayons to clay to found objects.
  3. Write:
    1. Artist’s statement – Tell us about what you have drawn and how it represents kindness to you.
    2. Fill out the rest of the required information and sign the entry form.
  4. Submit:
    1. Enter the contest.

    2. Entry form doodles: If the doodle is created directly on our entry form, you can either upload them to our site as a .jpg or .png (visit the enter tab) or mail them in (address listed on the enter tab).
    3. Other doodles: If the doodle wasn’t created directly on our entry form, take a high-res digital photo or scan of the doodle in good lighting and combine it with the entry form.

Judging criteria

Doodles will be judged on the following parameters:

  1. Artistic merit:
    Based on artistic skill
  2. Creativity:
    Representation of the contest theme, use of the letters in the Google logo, and the unique approach to the doodle
  3. Theme communication:
    How well the contest theme is expressed in both the artwork and the written statement

Doodles will be grouped and judged by the following 5 grade groups:

  • Grades K-3
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-7
  • Grades 8-9
  • Grades 10-12

Finalists will be judged on a state-by-state basis as described below.

  1. State and Territory Winners:
    10 or more winners for each grade group, 54 in total
  2. National Finalists:
    1 finalist for each grade group, 5 in total
  3. National Winner:
    Featured on Google.com

Competition levels

Fifty-Four State and Territory Winners
The Guest Judges and Google Doodlers will select the best doodle from each of the 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands as the State and Territory Winners. These 54 State and Territory Winners will be displayed in an online gallery on the Doodle for Google website.

Five National Finalists
For a period of 5 days the U.S. public will vote for their favorite doodle from the 54 State and Territory Winners. These votes will help determine the National Finalists.

One National Winner
A panel of Google executives will choose one of the five National Finalists and announce the National Winner in June.

Learn more about what the 2020 winners and finalists will receive on the prizes page.


Disqualifications

  • Doodles that are not original works, contain logos, or copyright imagery will be disqualified.
  • Only one application per student. Only the first doodle entered for each student will be considered, and any additional doodles will be disqualified.
  • Please read through contest rules for more information.

Prizes

Win a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 tech package for your school/non-profit organization, and your artwork displayed for a day on Google.com!

National Winner

The National Winner’s artwork will be displayed on Google.com for one day. He or she will also receive:

  • A $30,000 college scholarship
  • A $50,000 technology package for their school/non-profit organization
  • A trip to Google headquarters in California
  • Google hardware
  • Fun Googley swag

National Finalists

The four National Finalists, who do not become the National Winner, will have their doodles featured on the Doodle for Google gallery. Each National Finalist will receive:

  • A $5,000 college scholarship
  • A trip to Google headquarters in California
  • Google hardware
  • Fun Googley swag

State and Territory Winners

All State and Territory winners will have their doodles featured on the Doodle for Google gallery, and will receive:

  • Google hardware
  • An assembly celebration at their school
  • Fun Googley swag

Judge

Google is assembling an amazing panel of judges to help decide the winners.
This year, we’re off to a great start with Rodney Robinson, 2019’s National Teacher of the Year. Who will the others be? A super-brainy scientist? A world famous musician? Check back to find out who they are.

Rodney Robinson

Rodney Robinson

2019 National Teacher of the Year

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