Since the Doodle for Google contest launched back in 2008, we’ve seen hundreds of thousands of amazing Doodles. Students have submitted artwork celebrating everything from self-care and inner strength to their dreams about the future. Our annual student art contest has become a highlight for so many of us at Google, because it’s an opportunity to experience the creativity, thoughtfulness and talent of younger generations.
This year’s contest prompt is “I am grateful for…”. We’re encouraging students to take a step back from their busy lives to refocus on what’s most important to them.What moments, people, places and things are special to them? What or whom can they not imagine living without? What are the things that get them through the day? Our theme this year is all about promoting mental health, by focusing on the positive impact of gratitude.
This year’s judges will help us to decide on our 54 state and territory winners and five national finalists, one of whom will go on to be the National Grand Prize Winner. The winning artist will have their work on the Google homepage for a day, receive a $30,000 college scholarship and the winner’s school will receive a $50,000 technology grant.