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The Doodle for Google student contest turns 15

Illustration  of a frog character in space wearing an astronaut suit pointing at a shooting star. The frog is standing on a personified moon who is smiling with stars surrounding the scene. The "Doodle for Google" logo sits overhead.

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.

How to submit artwork for the Doodle for Google contest

The 2023 Doodle for Google contest is now open to students based in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands through March 14. For details on how to enter the contest, resources for educators and parents, as well the contest rules, head to our website. We are looking forward to seeing some amazing Doodles!

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