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Our 5 Doodle for Google Finalists share their stories of gratitude

An orange teddy bear in green hat and a blue penguin with glasses exchange honey and a lollipop.

Over the past 15 years of the Doodle for Google student contest, we’ve been incredibly grateful for all the students who have submitted their artwork. So for this year’s prompt, we asked students across the United States to illustrate their answers to their prompt, “I am grateful for…”

Once we reviewed the tens of thousands of submissions we received, we celebrated our 55 state and territory winners, and asked the public to vote for their favorite Doodles. Now, we’re ready to announce our five national finalists for the 2023 Doodle for Google student contest.

The submissions were evaluated on how well they addressed the prompt through both their artwork and written statement, plus overall artistic merit and creativity. Meet our finalists (in age group order):

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