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Doodle 4 Google 2016

Deadline: 21-Oct-2016

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Doodle 4 Google, also stylized Doodle4Google, is an annual competition held by Google to have children create a logo that will be featured on the Google homepage. Doodles are the spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo in celebration of holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists who have helped shape history.

Entrants are invited to create their own Google doodle based on the theme "If I could teach anyone anything, it would be...".


Doodle 4 Google is a competition open to all students from Class 1 to Class 10 in India.

Doodles will be grouped by the student's class. Class groups are broken down as:

  1. Class 1 - 3
  2. Class 4 - 6
  3. Class 7 - 10

How to apply?

Application can be done online or by post.

Applications can be submitted by parents, guardians, teachers and after-school programs. All applications must be accompanied by a completed official entry form signed by the student’s parent or guardian. Incomplete and/or unsigned forms will result in disqualification. Only one application per student please. If more than one is submitted the first received will be considered and the rest disqualified. There is no limit to the amount of applications a classroom or school can submit as long as each one is from a different student.

Entries can be submitted in 2 ways

Via online: Please scan the completed official entry form. Visit submit tab of our website, fill all the required fields with correct information, upload the entry form and submit.

Via mail: To submit an entry in hard-copy form, the entry must be mailed in an envelope (packaged carefully so it won’t be damaged) with proper postage affixed, to the following mailing address:

Doodle4Google 2016
DDB Mudra Group,
184, Ground Floor,
Platinum Tower, Udyog Vihar,
Gurgaon-122016, Haryana

More Information

Judging process

  1. A group of 12 Finalists (4 from each Standard Group) will be announced based on a selection by a panel consisting of independent judges.
  2. The 12 finalists' Google Doodles will be posted on the website on November 01, 2016. One winner per age group will be selected based on public voting. Each person may cast one vote for each class group.
  3. The final overall National Winner will be chosen from among the 3 Standard Group Winners. The winning doodle will be displayed on the Google India homepage for 24 hours on children's day.

Competition levels & prizes

All 12 finalists will receive:

  • Invitation to the award ceremony
  • Certificate of achievement
  • A Chromebook laptop
  • Doodle will be publicly displayed in a gallery on the website

National winner will recieve:

  • Medal/Trophy awarded by Google
  • Invitation to the award ceremony
  • A Chromebook laptop
  • National Winner's Google Doodle will be displayed on the Google India homepage on 14th November 2016

Judging Criteria

Doodles will be judged based on the following three criteria:

  • Artistic Merit - Drawing skills and use of color.
  • Creativity and originality - Considering the representation of the Contest theme “If I could teach anyone anything, it would be…”, and use of the Google logo, as well as the unique and novel approach to the Doodle.
  • Theme Communication - How clearly the competition theme is expressed in both the artwork and the written statement.


  1. Doodles will be disqualified if copyrighted or trademarked images and logos are used. Examples of this would be the Nike “swoosh” or popular characters from shows, movies and books.
  2. Only one application per student or learner please. If more than one is submitted only the first will be considered and those thereafter will be disqualified.

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