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Doodle for Google

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You know how on the Google homepage there are those fun pictures with the word Google?  I love it when they do this and never knew there was also a contest to go along with it!  Each year, Google holds the Doodle for Google contest where kids in grades K-12 can submit art work to be features on the Google homepage for 24 hours.

This year (2019) the theme is “When I grow up, I hope. . . “.  On the Doodle for Google page you can read all of the details and download the entry form as well.  The entry form has a dashed outline of the word Google for kids to use as a template in creating their design.

This is a sponsored post in behalf of Google and the Mom it Forward Network and am being compensated for my time writing this post.

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Prizes for Google for Doodle

The National winner of the contest wins a $30,000 scholarship as well as a $50,000 technology package for their school or non profit organization of choice, as well as a trip to the Google headquarters, in CA, Google hardware and swag. There will also be four finalists who will have their designs featured on the homepage, receive the trip and swag and a $5,000 scholarship!  Pretty amazing prizes, right?  All submissions are due by March 18th, so hurry up and get them done!  The guest judges this year are Jimmy Fallon (host of the Tonight Show), Kermit the Frog, and Mandy Manning, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. Enter the contest here

This is such a cool opportunity for kids. I have had my kids working on it this week and they were so excited to participate.  They jumped right in and had a blast brainstorming and creating their designs. You can see the designs my kids came up with in the image at the top of the post. I have one who wants to be an author, one who wants to have a greener earth and one who wants to be an inventor.  I am proud of my kids for their hard work!   They are all confident they will win. I just love kids and their confidence! Not only is it fun to dream of winning, it is a great exercise for them to think of the future and what they want to be or hope for in their lives. This would be a perfect challenge in a classroom or at home for kids! They have some cool teaching resources available, too. We enjoyed listening to their music selections while creating our doodles.

We loved watching the movie from Google Doodle’s youtube channel of the previous year’s winner.

Judging Criteria

Doodles will be judged on the following areas: Artistic merit, Creativity and theme communication

Kids submissions will be groups by the following grades:

  • Grades K-3
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-7
  • Grades 8-9
  • Grades 10-12

The finalists for the contest will be judged as follows:

  1. State and Territory Winners: 10 or more winners for each grade group, 53 in total
  2. National Finalists: 1 finalist for each grade group, 5 in total
  3. National Winner: Featured on Google.com

Now run on over to the Doodle for Google website and sign up today!

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