Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by Corinne Schmitt
I am such a huge fan of Doodle for Google that I jumped at the chance to partner with them to promote this year’s contest. I love opportunities like these from the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. They’re the perfect opportunity to share resources and ideas that I love with my readers who I think will love them too!
Have you heard of Doodle for Google? It’s a fun, annual art contest open to students from kindergarten through high school with great prizes for both the student who wins and their school.
Last year, my daughter drew up several different designs to submit and it was amazing to watch her creativity and artistic talents transform those 6 simple letters.
About Doodle for Google
Curious about how Doodle for Google works? Here are all the details!
What is the theme? This year’s theme is “When I grow up, I hope…”
Who can enter? Students in grades K-12 who live in a US State or Territory. Children of military personnel who are living abroad can also enter under their home state.
Who are the judges? This year’s guest judges are Jimmy Fallon, Kermit the Frog, and Mandy Manning (2019 National Teacher of the Year).
How many winners are there? One winner will be selected from each US State/Territory (53 total) and will go on to compete to be a finalist. From the five finalists, one overall winner will be chosen.
What are the prizes? One winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology package for their school OR the non-profit of their choice. The winners Doodle will also be featured for one full day on the Google.com homepage!
What is the deadline? All submissions are due by March 18, 2019
How do I enter? Enter online at https://doodles.google.com/d4g/enter/ or follow the instructions on the entry page to enter by mail.
Have a question I didn’t cover above? Find more answers at https://doodles.google.com/d4g/faq/.
Why Doodle for Google?
Since there is only one overall winner, you might be wondering why even bother encouraging your child to enter. I can think of several reasons why!
First, SOMEONE will win, so why not your child? Imagine the thrill of seeing their design featured on Google’s homepage and how good it would feel to help their school or favorite non-profit!
Second, if they don’t win, this is a completely safe and easy way to introduce coping with disappointment when you make an effort and don’t get the outcome you want. This is an undervalued skill too many parents aren’t teaching their children when we overprotect them and it leads to anxiety and poor coping skills later.
Third, this is a fun activity to work on as a family! Last year we had so much fun brainstorming with my daughter and then voting on her various designs to help her choose which one to submit.
Fourth, this is such a fun and easy way to let your child express themselves creatively! I was amazed at the designs my daughter came up with. I had no idea she had so much talent hidden away in her.
Honestly, I can’t think of a single reason why I wouldn’t encourage my child to enter. I can only think of positive outcomes!
So head over to download the entry form and help your child start brainstorming! Good luck!!