Doodle 4 Google Winner

Last year, we asked young artists across the US to create a doodle about what they see for the future. Congratulations to Sarah Harrison from Connecticut in the 10th-12th grade group on being named the National Finalist of the 2016-17 Doodle 4 Google Contest for her doodle "A Peaceful Future". Google is honored to award Sarah with a $30K college scholarship and a $50K technology award for her school, as well as sharing her doodle on the Google homepage for the world to see.

A Bright Future

The winning artists from this year’s contest shared powerful visions for the world of tomorrow with artwork that advocated for a cleaner environment, worldwide equality, advancing technology, and more. The next generation showed us a bright and hopeful future.

See the National Finalists:

State & Territory Finalists:


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This is the way we go to School

Animals take super bus, motorcycle, mini crane, shark wings and spike airplane to school. Some are floating down onto the ground. ‘G’ and ‘E’ is an elephant mom and her baby elephant. The first ‘O’ is a window. The second ‘O’ and ‘L” hang a porch swing on the window ‘G’.

Michigan, K-3 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Future of Discovery

In the future we will discover new ocean animals (“G”), discover new planets (“O”), create cities of peace (“O”), discover new animal species (“G”), develop futuristic travel (“L”), and discover new dinosaur bones (“E”).

Missouri, K-3 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Under the Sea

It would be a colorful world under the blue sea: High rise buildings, cars, boys and girls coexist with submarines and a variety of living sea creatures. What a dynamic and beautiful scene I can imagine, it would be our ideal playground for me in the future.

California, K-3 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Living on Mars

One day in the future, humans will travel to mars and live there. They will have experiments like gardening and taking care of animals.

West Virginia, K-3 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Curing all Creation of Cancer

In 40 years, I’ll be a world famous exotic veterinarian. I’ll find a cure for cancer in animals. Curing animal cancer leads to working with doctors finding the cure for human cancer. All creation will live longer and healthier lives. There will be no more suffering from cancer!

Alaska, K-3 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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E-Waste Google

In the future we will need to turn our trash into treasure. E-Waste has lots of things we can recycle. Gold, Copper etc. This doodle is from a salvaged DVR.

District of Columbia, K-3 Grade Group
National finalist

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Happy Healthy and Safe Future

I want to see the future with clean oceans, fresh air and water for everyone. I hope in future people are saved from earthquakes, prevent wildfires, preserve nature and protect endangered species. Everyone should lead a healthy, happy and stress-free life with a good night sleep every day!

Iowa, K-3 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Save the Animals

I hope that in the future we can provide a better life for the animals in the rainforest!

Nebraska, K-3 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Fly to the “Google”

I think in the future everyone will have a pair of wings and is allowed to fly around with it.

New Jersey, K-3 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Building Homes, Building Communities, Building Friendships!

My idea for everyone is to have a home in the future. Add-on buildings are very unique. They snap together to form new house designs and larger communities. It is so important for everyone to have a home, and with Add-on Buildings, everyone can!

Tennessee, K-3 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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What Awaits Us in the Future

Even though it has years to become, the future has us wondering will cars fly? Will aliens invade? What about planets, will we find new ones? We can’t wait for the future!

Colorado, 4-5 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Life in the future with our Oceans

Below, we’ve only explored 4% of our oceans. I think we can do so much in the future! Life could live above and below the sea in floating cities, apartments, and houses. Our currents could provide unlimited power and we could discover many new species of life in our oceans!

Georgia, 4-5 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Friends with Aliens

I see in the future people and aliens being friends.

Mississippi, 4-5 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Virtual Reality School

I chose my design because I want to be a teacher when I’m older. I think education in the future will be all technology with kids being able to experience, exploring new places and things using virtual reality. Google is in the classroom.

South Carolina, 4-5 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Wild and Free

What I see for the future is that all animals live in peace. They are not endangered because they are all wild and free.

South Dakota, 4-5 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Our Future Cities

I see a future with new technology and architecture we’ve never seen before. Cities will float on top of other cities.

Arkansas, 4-5 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Dream, Rise and Touch the Sky

In our future we rise above war, hunger and sadness. We shed our divisions, our fears and struggles. We become light as air. Our dreams of peace and unity have become reality. Our worries have lifted and we float in the sky inhabiting a world of whimsical islands.

Arizona, 4-5 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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My Robots in the Future

My future will be all operated by robots while I see them working.

Guam, 4-5 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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The Rhomobile

In the future the Rhomobile will make traveling much easier. The Rhomobile acts as a boat, car and plane. Families can use their own Rhomobile to go on vacations or visit family and friends anywhere in the world. Have fun with your Rhomobiles in your bright future.

Hawaii, 4-5 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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I See the World as Safe, Healthy, and Energy Efficient

The time machine school is attached to the energy efficient power generator. Mobile food producer that generates multiple cells from one cell, clean water produced from air, reusable metal made from garbage and mobile hospital for emergencies will make earth safe and healthy.

Massachusetts, 4-5 Grade Group
National finalist

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The World of Tomorrow

Our technology is constantly advancing, and so is our society. This doodle expresses how I hope technology and humanity will be in the future: space, land and sea!

Alabama, 6-7 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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The Year 2099, a Summer Day on the Planet Corund

I believe in the future we will be able to travel between the planets and even live somewhere other than Earth. It will be fun to visit grandparents on planet Corund, spend Christmas with friends on Mars or hiking on the Moon!

Maryland, 6-7 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Future Air

My doodle represents my hopes that future children will be able to look up and see stars and planets without pollution and smoke blocking out the sky. I hope for a world where people care for our planet, so that generation after generation can see the stars.

New York, 6-7 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Into the Galaxies

What I see in the future, is that people could go to outer space in cars! Even better, the cars are reusable! We could find all sorts of other planets!

Oregon, 6-7 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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The Travel Watch

Do you want to travel into the future, see Mars or Venus? Or do you prefer to go back into the prehistoric times? The time travel watch can take you anywhere, so why not!

Rhode Island, 6-7 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Equilibrium

In the future Google technologies will connect cultures across space and time. Moreover, people will find ways in which culture and nature coexist peacefully.

Kansas, 6-7 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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The Same Ocean in the Future

What I see for the future is the same ocean with all of its beautiful creatures, staying in the wondrous places I know today.

Maine, 6-7 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Space Journey

I did a space theme because I think we are going to have to move into space, or something big will happen in space technology. I used colored pencils and white paint to color my doodle.

Montana, 6-7 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Asteroids in Space

What I see in the future is due to the increasing growth rate, the Earth will be crowded, so people will make their homes on Asteroids in Space!

Oklahoma, 6-7 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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New Life for the Extinct

My vision for the future is the return of extinct animals. My drawing expresses how they would be brought back to life and eventually adapt to the world of the future, from left to right: wooly mammoth, dodo bird, passenger pigeon, dinosaur, tasmanian tiger, and the saber toothed cat.

Wisconsin, 6-7 Grade Group
National finalist

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The Future is Love

When I think about what I see in the future, my heart lands on simply... love. The perfect letters l-o-v-e could change the world. My watercolor and pen creation depicts a diverse, loving community willing to help and be kind to each other. I hope you enjoy!

Kentucky, 8-9 Grade Group
National finalist

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We Can Do It!

In the future, I see equality for women. I see a world in which all women feel safe and have rights over their own bodies. I see a world in which all women are born with the opportunity to pursue their hopes and dreams.

Minnesota, 8-9 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Earthians’ Future

In the future, there will be amazing advances in technology, but preserving nature will still be a top priority. Transportation will be like science fiction, but human locomotion will still be a trusty way to go. We may live on other worlds...but Earth will still be our home.

New Hampshire, 8-9 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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A Lifetime in the Void of Space

I have always been fascinated with space, and its intriguing mysteries. I hope that one day, humans will colonize on different planets beyond our solar system. I decided to portray this message by displaying a view on an unknown planet being inhabited by humans, and the beautiful scenery of space.

Pennsylvania, 8-9 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Wormhole Transportation

In the future, I see Google not only traveling through a wormhole, but actually creating that wormhole. Google has created an effortless way of transportation bridging universes in the blink of an eye. This is what I see in the future.

Texas, 8-9 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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A New Start

A world that has flooded with water due to global warming, but humanity has built a dome to survive. A dome with temporary basic needs to survive like food, oxygen, etc.

Utah, 8-9 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Endless Possibilities

My doodle represents the future with futuristic city sculptures, but what mostly represents my view of the future is the question mark. To me that is showing that we don’t know how the future will be. The possibilities are endless.

Vermont, 8-9 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Biology, Chemistry, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Astronomy Builds Our Future

This shows that each subject dealing with science and mathematics helps bring our future closer to us.

Wyoming, 8-9 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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The Sky’s Not the Limit

The sky’s not the limit. Why shoot for the sky when there’s a limitless universe out there? Not only do I imagine that someday humans will move to another planet but also envision floating cities, cures to fatal diseases, advanced transportation, artificial intelligence, and aliens in the future

Indiana, 8-9 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Our Leafy, Green Neighbors

As we modernize society, I think we’ve began to neglect our planet… I hope to see that change. What I see for the future are cities where plants are as abundant as people, representing our collective efforts to consider the impact we have on our environment.

Nevada, 8-9 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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A Peaceful Future

My future is a world where we can all learn to love each other despite our religion, gender, race, ethnicity, or sexuality. I dream of a future where everyone is safe and accepted wherever they go, whoever they are.

Connecticut, 10-12 Grade Group
National winner

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The Six Senses of Beautiful

The future holds untold stories. My story is about the world finding peace and a way of life everyone enjoys. Skies will be bright, people will know they are beautiful, sicknesses will be cured, dreams will be reached, and life’s wonders will be found.

North Dakota, 10-12 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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An “L”- evated Future

Public transportation is a large factor in my daily life, especially with a line running right past my bedroom window, next to a train-filled metropolis. In the future, I envision a more efficient and environmentally friendly train-system, one reaching even the darkest corners of space with its bright lights.

Illinois, 10-12 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Real Reality

I see the future as a time when today’s VR technology will be used to affect the real world, such that people could learn about distant or underprivileged places, all from their living room.

Louisiana, 10-12 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Power of Ocean

In the future, humans are able to manage and use marine resources, that will make the earth a better place to all beings. Humans and animals will live together friendly, as I show on the doodle. The doodle was mainly created using watercolor.

North Carolina, 10-12 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Time Goes On

In the future everything grows with time, even us the people, our love grows and conflict will end, we’ll explore space and time and discover wonders we might even find ourselves, we will reach the impossible of pure air, and the memory of war will remain a distant memory forever.

New Mexico, 10-12 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Shoot for the Stars and Beyond, Girl

In the future, I see women succeeding in any career they want without facing extra obstacles due to their gender. As long as we keep fighting for women to have better opportunities and great representation in the workplace, this kind of world is written in the stars.

Ohio, 10-12 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Stronger Together

I see a future in which all hatred and negativity has ceased to exist. I believe in a future full of love and respect for all, everyone united as fellow human beings. We are all stronger together; we will bring peace to the world.

Virginia, 10-12 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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World Education

What I see for the future is that every child, no matter the race, gender or nationality is given the right to education. Education’s the gateway for writing people of all differences to share one same quality: the power of words.

Delaware, 10-12 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Graduation

As a high school senior, and a young woman, I see a future where girls are encouraged to pursue higher education regardless of race, ethnic background, or religious affiliation. I hope this doodle encourages girls to reach for success and to overcome obstacles that may get in their way.

Florida, 10-12 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Humankind’s Next Great Leap...Mars

Dreaming of being the one to make humankind’s next great leap. Inspired and determined are the young ones, looking to take their places in history alongside the great ones. They drive to make the dream of interplanetary travel a reality.

Idaho, 10-12 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist

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Our Friends, The Bees

For the future, I hope to see the bee population increase back to a healthy number because bees play a big part in the ecosystem. We can help out by being kind to bees, not using harmful pesticides, and using renewable energy to slow down global warming.

Washington, 10-12 Grade Group
State & Territory Finalist