When I told my kids about the Doodle for Google contest, Scarlet’s eyes lit up and she quickly reached for her doodle pad and colored pencils. This is a big deal for us! My mom has been an artist for her entire life, and has been an art teacher for decades. My grandfather was a prolific artist and his art was featured on a super popular TV show! Apple doesn’t fall far.
I think it’s amazing how kids – or at least my kids – don’t hesitate to undertake a creative challenge. I really wish I could do things as enthusiastically as they can! It’s such fun to see what they will come up with. The theme this year is “When I grow up, I hope…” and it’s exciting to see what they’ll draw. Don’t you love how the Doodle for Google contest allows you a glimpse into your child’s brain? It’s not only the lack of hesitation on their parts, but it’s also seeing what they doodle!
Calling Kid Artists: How to Enter the Doodle for Google 2019 Contest!
Doodle for Google contest is an annual art contest open to students in grades K-12, and this year’s theme is “When I grow up, I hope…” Submissions are due by March 18th, 2019 to this entry page! There will be a winner representing each US State/Territory – one of which will go on to win a $30,000 college scholarship, $50,000 technology package for their school or the non-profit of their choice, and their Doodle featured on the Google.com homepage for a day! It’s super inspiring.
The Doodles celebrate brilliant, talented, and passionate people throughout history, and this is a unique way to have kids in grades K-12 get encouraged, championed and inspired to create artwork and display it on Google.com. Doodle for Google has taken place every year since 2008, so this will be the 11th year of the contest! They encourage parents, teachers, non-profits, and after school programs to enter artwork on behalf of students. Every year, they have a panel of guest judges to help judge the doodles. This year they have Jimmy Fallon – the host of “The Tonight Show,” Kermit the Frog, and Mandy Manning – 2018 National Teacher of the Year.