As part of Google’s contribution to improving the lives of students, Google awards students in the United States between Grades K and 12 who can use their artistic creativity to redesign the Google logo. Every year, Google invites students who can redesign the Google homepage logo and awards winners with scholarships and other awards, the candidates’ designs will also be added to the Google homepage for millions to see. Winners of the scholarship will be chosen according to their artistic skills, choice of design, and creativity.
Students who believe they have what it takes to make a perfect redesign of the Google homepage are urged to apply for the Doodle for Google Scholarship program.
Candidates who wish to participate in the program are free to use any materials they can work with to make their doodles. To apply, candidates are to download or print out the entry form and complete their applications. All doodles must be entered in the entry form. The applications can be mailed or submitted online in .png, or .jpg format.
Click here to download and print the entry form.
In the entry form, candidates must illustrate what their art is about and what motivated the art. Candidates are to then fill the remaining parts of the form and ask their parents or guardian to sign the form.
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Candidates who are unable to add their doodles directly to the entry form can take a digital photo of high resolution or scan the doodle and combine It with the entry form.
Winners will be selected based on artistic skill, Creativity, use of the letters in the Google logo, and according to the following 5 grade groups; Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-7, Grades 8-9, and Grades 10-12.
Finalists will be chosen on a state-by-state basis as illustrated below.
54 winners will be chosen by Judges and Google Doodlers from each of the 50 states, the Virgin Islands, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam, as the State and Territory Winners. The winners will be presented in an online gallery on the Doodle for Google website.
The United States public will be allowed to vote their favourite doodle to select 5 National Finalists, then one national winner will be chosen from the 5 finalists by a panel of Google executives.