About the contest
What is the "Doodle for Google" contest? Doodle for Google is an annual art 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 Google.com, as well as win some great scholarships and tech packages for their schools.
Why is Google doing this contest? Doodles are meant to surprise and delight people when they visit Google.com. Past Doodles have celebrated some of the most brilliant, talented, and passionate people throughout history. The Doodle for Google contest offers students K-12 an opportunity to display their own Doodle creativity on Google.com and win some awesome prizes while doing it!
How long has Google been doing this contest? We've been hosting the Doodle for Google contest every year in the U.S. since 2008, so this is our fifteenth year. This website shows details for the U.S. only contest, but the Doodle for Google contest takes place in other countries throughout the year as well.
Judging and selection process
How is the contest judged? Please see the Judging section of the How it works page for details about how the contest is judged.
Who are the guest judges? Each year, we have a panel of guest judges to help us judge Doodle for Google. You can learn more about our 2023 panel on the Judges page.
Is the public involved in the voting process? Yes. Once the entry period is closed and our judges have narrowed the field to the 54 best Doodles, the public will be invited to vote online. Voters will be asked to select their favorite Doodles, one from each grade group. Help spread the word for your favorite Doodles by sharing them with your friends and family.