Doodle 4 Google Competition open to homeschools

Over the years, Google doodles (the decorative changes that are made to the Google logo) have made searching on Google more fun and enjoyable for its users worldwide.

Google has officially announced the launch of the fourth annual Doodle 4 Google contest.

Doodle 4 Google is a competition where K-12 students are invited to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google’s homepage logo for millions to see.  The contest is open to all K-12 students in the U.S.

2010 winner

Doodle 4 Google is an opportunity of a lifetime: design the homepage doodle for millions to see, and while you’re at it, take home a $15,000 college scholarship and $25,000 technology grant for their school, among many other prizes.

“At Google, we believe that dreaming about future possibilities leads to tomorrow’s leaders and inventors, so this year we’re inviting U.S. kids to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, “What I’d like to do someday…”

Whether students want to find a cure for cancer or take a trip to the moon, it all starts with art supplies and some 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

Registration closes at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on March 2, 2011, and entries must be postmarked by March 16, 2011 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). The winning doodle will be featured on our homepage on May 20, 2011

Doodles will be judged in the following grade groups:  Grades K – 3, Grades 4 – 6, Grades 7 – 9, Grades 10 – 12

You must be a K-12 student enrolled in a U.S. based school (and attending in the U.S.) to be eligible for Doodle 4 Google. Home schools are also eligible to participate.

For more details, check out, including full contest rules.

To get started, whether you’re a teacher or a parent, register your student(s) by March 2, 2011. Then get out the crayons, paints and markers, and get doodling!

forms and information

Key Dates

Registration Deadline: March 2, 2011

Doodle Entry Deadline: Postmarked by March 16, 2011

State & Regional Finalists Notified:
May 4, 2011

Online Public Vote: May 4-13, 2011

Awards Ceremony: May 19, 2011

Winning Doodle on Google Homepage: May 20, 2011


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