How it works

Use your imagination to create a Google Doodle based on what you hope for



How to submit a Doodle

We're excited to see some amazing doodles this year. Students can work with any materials they want, but all doodles must be submitted using the entry form. Parents and teachers can courier us the completed entry form with Doodle or submit it online as a .png, or .jpg. The contest is open for entries until Sept. 30th, 2019 10:00pm Indian Standard Time (IST), so here's some information to help you get started:

  1. Download and print the entry form to get started
  2. Doodle on the entry form: Students can create their doodles using any coloring materials they want on top of the printed entry form.
  3. Write Description on the Entry form:
    1. Doodle description - Write a statement to tell us a bit more about what you have drawn and how it represents something that you hope for.
    2. Fill out the rest of the required information and sign the entry form.
  4. Submit the filled entry form:
    1. Submit your Doodle online and Enter the contest.
    2. You can either upload the Doodle to our site as a .jpg or .png (visit the enter tab) or courier them in (address listed on the enter tab).

Judging criteria

Doodles will be judged on the following parameters:

  1. Artistic merit:
    1. Based on artistic skill
  2. Creativity:
    1. Representation of the contest theme, use of the letters in the Google logo, and the unique approach to the doodle
  3. Theme communication:
    1. How well the contest theme is expressed in both the artwork and the written statement

Doodles will be grouped and judged by the following 5 class groups:

  • Class 1-2
  • Class 3-4
  • Class 5-6
  • Class 7-8
  • Class 9-10


Competition levels

National Finalists
The Guest Judges and Google Doodlers will select the 4 best doodles from each of the groups as the national finalists. These 20 finalists will be displayed in an online gallery on the Doodle for Google website.

Five Group Winners
From 25th October 2019 to 6th November 2019, the Indian public will vote for their favorite doodle from these 20 national finalists. These votes will help determine the Group Winners.

One National Winner
A cumulative score based on public voting, scores by guest judges and panel of Google executives will choose one of the five group winners and announce the National Winner on 14th November 2019.

Learn more about what the 2019 winners and finalists will receive on the prizes page.


Disqualifications

  • Doodles that are not original works and doodles that contain copyrighted or trademarked images and logos will be disqualified. Examples of this would be the Nike “swoosh” or popular characters from shows, movies and books.
  • Only one application per student. Only the first doodle entered for each student will be considered, and any additional doodles will be disqualified.
  • Please read through contest rules for more information.