2016 Doodle 4 Google Contest for Elementary/Secondary School Students from USA ($30,000 college scholarship)

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Application Deadline: December 2, 2016.

Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2016 Doodle 4 Google contest, and create a doodle that tells the world “What I see for the future.” From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The contest is open for entries from September 14, 2016 to December 2, 2016.


To be eligible to enter the Contest, an Entrant must: (a) be a U.S. citizen or a legal U.S. resident (i.e. must be able to show proof of legal residence); and

(b) be enrolled in a private or public elementary or secondary school (grades K-12) or a home school (grades K-12) in the United States, a United States Territory in Puerto Rico, Guam and Washington, D.C., a student of a U.S. Service Person serving abroad (collectively, “U.S. School(s)“); and

(c) have obtained a parent’s or legal guardian’s prior permission. Minors who enter must have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian in order to be eligible to receive any prizes, as described in Section 8 of these Rules.


National Winner

The National Winner will have his or her doodle featured on the U.S. homepage for one day. He or she will receive:

  • A $30,000 college scholarship
  • A $50,000 Google for Education Technology Award for their school or non-profit organization
  • A trip to the Google Headquarters in California
  • A Chromebook
  • An Android tablet

National Finalists

The four National Finalists who do not become the National Winner will have their doodles featured in the Doodle 4 Google gallery. Each National Finalist will receive:

  • A $5,000 college scholarship
  • A trip to the Google Headquarters in California
  • An Android tablet

State and Territory Winners

The 48 State and Territory winners who do not become National Finalists will have their doodles included in the Doodle 4 Google gallery. Each State and Territory Winner will receive:

  • An Android tablet


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. To enter the Contest, visit the Contest website located at (“Contest Site“) during the Contest Period and follow the instructions that appear on the “How it Works” tab.

You will be requested to download and complete a one-page official entry form (“Entry Form“) with:

(a) a doodle that reflects Entrant’s creative interpretation of the Contest theme “What I see for the future…” incorporating the letters from the Google logo (“Doodle“);

(b) all information at the bottom of the Entry Form including parents consent; and

(c) a supporting statement of fifty (50) words or less. Entry Forms can only be submitted by parents, guardians, teachers, non-profit leaders, and afterschool programs on behalf of Entrants.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 Doodle 4 Google Contest 

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