The votes are in
Help us choose the 5 State and Territory Winners who will go on to become National
Click on a Doodle below to learn more about the artist's inspiration. Find your favorite and cast your vote! Please limit one vote per age group. You may vote from May 7th at 9:00am PDT until May 18th at 12:00am PDT.
Young artists from across the United States submitted their artwork, and below are the finalists from each state and territory. Click on a doodle to learn more about the artist's inspiration.
Landrey's Beach Gwinnspiration
"The beach inspires me. The beach has waves, fish, Ferris wheels, a lazy river, umbrellas, sand, sharks, and me!"
West Virginia, K-3 Grade Group
"The things on my doodle are my favorite dinosaurs. Dinosaurs inspire me to study more to be a paleontologist. The shovel is for my future job!"
Virginia, K-3 Grade Group
"One day after visiting my dentist, I was told that very soon I will have adult teeth come out to replace my baby teeth. I was so excited and can't wait to see them. I think my new teeth will be very happy to see me too. They will smile, dance, fly and play basketball in the sunshine."
Oregon, K-3 Grade Group
"Outer space inspires me because of all the cool things about outer space. From a constellation, to a shooting star, an astronaut, a space shuttle, and the planets in outer space. I hope some day that I become an astronaut and explore space!"
New Hampshire, K-3 Grade Group
Free in the Ocean
"I feel free in the ocean! I can twist and flip like all the little fishes. I feel like I can do anything. I wish I could breathe underwater so I could dive deep down to find treasures!"
Wyoming, K-3 Grade Group
"Robotics inspires me because you can build whatever you want. You can build robots to help people, robots to do the scary jobs, and robots to make life easier. When I grow up, I want to be a robotics engineer."
Arkansas, K-3 Grade Group
A Doctor and her Tools
"I am inspired by the work of caring doctors because they help people and children who are sick. When I grow up, I want to be a doctor so I can help people. In my Doodle, I drew a doctor and her tools."
New York, K-3 Grade Group
"Animals and being outside inspires me to enjoy the world."
Indiana, K-3 Grade Group
School Bus Camp
"I like to ride school buses for field trips."
North Dakota, K-3 Grade Group
The Curious Cat
"I like that cats are curious about the world around them but they can just as easily "let things go". Also, I wish I could jump and almost always land on my feet."
Washington, K-3 Grade Group
"My Dad is an artist and he teaches me to draw. So art inspires because my dad inspires me."
Mississippi, 4-5 Grade Group
Intergalactic Space Exploration Roller coaster
"I am very inspired about space travel. I want to explore the galaxy and visit different planets and create a rollercoaster through our universe!"
Texas, 4-5 Grade Group
It's a Whale's Life
"My favorite family vacation is going to the beach. While playing in the waves, with my toes in the sand, I always start thinking about what lies in the deep ocean.The colors and marine life are so interesting to me!"
Louisiana, 4-5 Grade Group
"I drew this picture because I love magical creatures. They help me believe anything is possible. They inspire me to be creative."
Arizona, 4-5 Grade Group
Baking inspires me to be creative
"Baking inspires me. It may not be the most creative option you have, but like the many flavor combinations, you can be creative in your own way. All the beauty of a drawing is in the eye of the beholder. Being creative to one person could be completely different to another person. Everyone is different."
Tennessee, 4-5 Grade Group
Paradise of Knowledge
"Books inspire me as they take me to a very different world. They inspire me to discover the creativity of art, importance of history, the mystery of math, beauty of science, and let me know how this wonderful world works."
Illinois, 4-5 Grade Group
Study of Space
"I am inspired by space, i want to be a scientist and study space, the Earth's surface, the atmosphere and so on. I love looking up at the sky at night and imagining myself up there somewhere."
Oklahoma, 4-5 Grade Group
Animals and Elements
"Mythical creatures and animals are things that inspire me because of their unique shapes and qualities."
Kansas, 4-5 Grade Group
Lessons From Ants
"Ants inspire me because they never give up, they never argue and most importantly they work together. To the ants that donut looks impossible to lift, but together they lift it into place. I added other creatures, like that bee as the E. I also put myself as the L."
Montana, 4-5 Grade Group
My Love for Animals
"My artwork is about animals around the world and it inspires me because animals are interesting, special, and beautiful."
Guam, 4-5 Grade Group
A Gaggle of Google Geese
"I am inspired by nature and wildlife. In my neighborhood, there is a big lake where there are lots of geese. The lake is one of my favorite places to go, to take pictures, paint, and watch the geese. I love the geese and even named my favorite one Ruffles."
South Carolina, 6-7 Grade Group
"I am inspired by baking and cooking because the possibilities are endless. As a kid with one hand, I have been told there are things I can not do. Baking reminds me I can do anything."
Alabama, 6-7 Grade Group
Musical Heart Beat
"I thought band was not going to be my thing. My first day of band was not very good, and as i got into the year it was so much fun and inspiring for me."
Nebraska, 6-7 Grade Group
Reach for the Stars
"Outerspace goes on forever and it is limitless, which reminds me of how there are limitless possibilities. This inspires me. Also, learning and discovery are inspiring, which is what the girl in my picture is doing."
Delaware, 6-7 Grade Group
Super Tubular Extraordinary Marvelous STEM
"STEM really inspires me. Everything we do everyday needs STEM. STEM is the basis of how we live, even if we don't realize it. Also, I'm sure STEM plays a big part at google. We can do everything with STEM and that inspires me."
South Dakota, 6-7 Grade Group
Alive in Alaska
"Twenty-hour summer days; dip netting in frigid Kasilof tides; climbing Flattop; watching grizzlies pluck salmon from the Kenai; flying above snowcapped mountains; swimming with Jewel lake moose; reeling in silver salmon with my cousins; these moments inspired this colored pencil doodle, and Alaska continues to amaze me daily."
Alaska, 6-7 Grade Group
"I have drawn three architectural floor plans and three finished structures. I am inspired by architecture because it goes to show that, even though mankind is not perfect, we can make some pretty amazing things. Some great examples are the Hagia Sophia or the Taj Mahal. That is how I am inspired."
Vermont, 6-7 Grade Group
Ideas from Fashion
"Fashion inspires me because of how you can reflect your own personal style into just a single garment. Inspiration can be drawn from anywhere and can show any sort of idea. Whatever you can imagine!"
Rhode Island, 6-7 Grade Group
National Ocean Day, June 8, 2018
"This is a doodle of an amazing underwater adventure that I've dreamed of since I was three. This inspires me because I've wanted to go to college to become a marine biologist since I was two, and this is what I imagine my daily adventures would be like."
Missouri, 6-7 Grade Group
Painting the world
"The zebra and birds represent artists. The zebra is tall and strong; a professional artist. The robin bird is small and trying very hard to fly; young artists like me. I am inspired by the art others are able to make and hope that one day I can too."
Michigan, 6-7 Grade Group
The Beauty of the World
"Landscapes have always been my inspiration. Whether it's man made or crafted by nature, the unique and intricate designs, colors, and overall feelings never cease to amaze me. Knowing that all around the world, there are so many beautiful findings everywhere, inspires me to draw everyday, and perhaps see them with my own eyes someday."
Nevada, 6-7 Grade Group
"I get inspired by cooking and spending time with my family. I always learn something new when I walk into the kitchen. Eating together is our time to relax, bond and share ideas as we enjoy homemade food as a family."
North Carolina, 8-9 Grade Group
Galaxy of Music
"I love music and art. They inspire me and help me to express myself. I think the neat thing is that we are just one small insignificant person in the universe but we have the potential to change the universe."
Iowa, 8-9 Grade Group
"What inspires me is marine life. The different and bizarre creatures found in the ocean inspire me. The beautiful animals of the ocean are a necessary part of our ecosystem. Each time I go to the beach I am reminded of how we need to keep it clean in order to protect the beauty that resides in our oceans."
Washington, D.C., 8-9 Grade Group
"I drew about music because it brings people together in so many ways. Me and my little brother dance to our favorite artists, my friends and I sing along to the radio, but most importantly I use music to worship God."
Connecticut, 8-9 Grade Group
"I am inspired by nature because it is one of the most beautiful things that we all take for granted. My drawing represents just some of the amazing corners of our earth that we need to preserve and cherish."
Colorado, 8-9 Grade Group
"The thing that inspires me the most is the work of others. When I see an amazing art piece made by someone else, it motivates me to improve my own art. In my doodle, I drew my big sister, whose artwork has inspired me to draw since I was young."
Pennsylvania, 8-9 Grade Group
Mother Nature: The True First Artist
"I believe that anybody can be inspired by nature, nature is the first true example of creation and beauty. From the ocean, the sky, wherever - life itself is a miracle that can inspire others to do anything, since it was the first thing that anyone was able to see. "
Kentucky, 8-9 Grade Group
The Sounds of Music Create Beauty
"The vines symbolize my inspiration as I'm drawing, which often stem from music as shown by the vines emerging from the gramophone. These vines wrap around and tangle the logo to show how I will often use plants and nature to change the meaning of a drawing by pulling them into my art. I chose the background to be a greenhouse to symbolize how my own growth in art also inspires me to continue drawing as I know I will only improve with time."
Maryland, 8-9 Grade Group
"For my Doodle submission, I drew a variety of animals in their natural habitats. I really like drawing and studying animals because they all have diversity and all have very interesting behaviors."
Georgia, 8-9 Grade Group
Young Artist's Dream
"Art inspires me. It has taught me to keep reaching for your dreams. I have learned if you keep practicing you get better. You may not be as good as what you want to be at first, but you will be; one day."
Ohio, 8-9 Grade Group
"Nature has existed long before we have and therefore is where we draw our inspiration from. The word "inspire" means to "breathe in" and the wonders of nature are where I breathe in and find meaning in my mathematics, science, music and writing."
Florida, 10-12 Grade Group
My Close-Knit Family
"My close-knit family embraces each other's creativity in everything we do. Every morning, every afternoon, every night, we come together to share our lives and connect with our single thread of love. Just like the coziness of the blankets we knit, my family brings each other the wamth and love that supports all creativity, and that is my inspiration."
California, 10-12 Grade Group
My Little Piece of Solitude
"I enjoy nights to myself to think, especially when surrounded by animals or plants. I am inspired by moments in a quiet night when I can let my thoughts roam. Daydreaming helps me relax and come up with new ideas."
Utah, 10-12 Grade Group
Wandering in the Woods
"Being from Maine, I am constantly surrounded by nature and it influences most of the drawings I do. Nature inspires me with a sense of quiet and peacefulness, and the colors in nature inspire my work."
Maine, 10-12 Grade Group
It's a Wild Life
"From every corner of the Earth, animals inspire me to create art that attempts to fully capture the true beauty that each animal and species possesses. I hope to inspire and inform others of the complex and alluring creatures animals are, and why they deserve to be protected."
Wisconsin, 10-12 Grade Group
Night Sky in the Wilderness
"My family and I enjoy camping in the wilderness. Unique landscapes of the Western US and beautiful night sky are the sources of my inspiration. My astrophotography hobby satisfies my curiosity about nature."
Idaho, 10-12 Grade Group
Bike of Friendship
"My greatest source of inspiration comes from my friends. I am lucky to have been surrounded by friends who inspire me to be the best version of myself everyday."
New Jersey, 10-12 Grade Group
Great Grandma Blennie
"I am inspired by those who have gone before me. This is a depiction of my great grandma Blennie playing her banjolele on the family garden truck. Blennie never shied away from hard work. She never let anyone leave her without being uplifted. I feel a deep connection with my great grandma, especially when I play my banjolele. I feel she is there, pushing me forward - and I want to make her proud."
Minnesota, 10-12 Grade Group
More Than Just Tamales
"In this time of "me too" and women's empowerment, I think it's important to remember how our influences are a culmination of strong women and their contributions to our lives. This drawing depicts 4 generations of family together building a strong culture with individual strengths. This is my inspiration."
New Mexico, 10-12 Grade Group
Mother Knows Best
"I drew my mother doing six things at once because since I was four she has been a single mother of three children and she inspires me through her constant hard work."
Hawaii, 10-12 Grade Group
Take a Breath
"What inspires me are the moments found late at night, at a desk cluttered with thoughts, the clarity + liminality that comes with the pursuit of creativity. It's the culmination of small, precious moments. A sort of peace."
Massachusetts, 10-12 Grade Group
Education; My Greatest Inspiration
"Education has helped me to develop an intellectual, moral and emotional capacity that makes me the young women that I am. This inspires me to see life as an important journey to travel, to educate myself, to discover my talents and to be a person of profit to my society."
Puerto Rico, 10-12 Grade Group