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The Doodle 4 Google competition is now open to all K-12 students in U.S. schools (including homeschoolers). Parents, teachers, or after school programs may submit doodles on behalf of their child or student as long as they are accompanied by a completed and signed entry form. Like last year, we do not have a cap on number of submissions from one school, family, or after school program but we still require that only one doodle is submitted per child. In the case of duplicate submissions by a single child, we will accept the submission that arrives first as determined by the "received by" date. Completed entry forms must be received by March 23rd.
New! We no longer require preregistration.
Parents or Legal Guardians of K-12 Kids: Parents or legal guardians who have children currently enrolled in U.S. based schools are allowed to submit artwork on behalf of their child as long as the parent or guardian signs and completes page one of the official entry form (available on this page) for each child who submits artwork for the contest. If you are a parent, we ask that you check with your child’s school first to see if they are participating in the contest in order to prevent duplicate submissions.
U.S. based private, public, and homeschools serving K-12 students: Teachers in U.S. based schools are allowed to submit doodles on behalf of their students as long as they are accompanied by a completed entry form signed by the child's parent or legal guardian.
After school programs: Representatives from any after school organization are allowed to submit students' doodles as long as they are accompanied by a completed entry form signed by the child's parent or guardian. Also, please check with the child's parents to prevent multiple entries as we allow only one entry per student.

Contest Rules

You can read the official contest rules for this year's competitionhere.

How do you enter the contest?

The entry form is available at the top of this page and needs to be completed as follows:

Page 1: This page needs to be completed and signed by the parent or guardian of the child entering the contest.

Page 2: The entrant's artwork needs to be drawn on the second page of the entry form. We have provided three options for page 2 of the entry form (two with the Google logo and one with a blank entry space). All are equally acceptable but only one may be submitted together with Page 1. We limit only one doodle per child. Duplicates are disqualified.


Design Guidelines

  • The doodle should be completed on page two of the entry form available at the top of this page.
  • The Google logo in the student doodle should be clearly visible and recognizable.
  • The student doodle should be done in pencil, crayon, felt tip, paint or by using computer drawing or design software.
  • We do not accept entries that use additional materials to create 3D effects.
  • While we encourage your students or children to use the previous doodle artists and winners as inspiration, we remind participants not to recreate or plagiarize previous designs. They cannot contain any content, element, or material that violates a third party’s publicity, privacy or intellectual property rights.
  • We keep all the original artwork and do not send it back. If you'd like to retain a copy of your student's or child’s doodle, please make a color copy of it before you mail it in.

Where to Send Submissions

Doodles are due on March 23, 2012 and must be postmarked no later than March 20, 2012.
All submissions should be sent to the P.O. box (regular mail) or courier service address (e.g., UPS or FedEx, etc.) listed below.Please note that you cannot submit artwork via courier service to the PO box below. If you use USPS you must use the top address and if you use a courier service you must use the bottom address.
P.O. Box Address

Doodle for Google

PO Box 9112

Plainview, NY 11803-9112
Courier Service Address

Doodle for Google

c/o Tenthwave

35 Pinelawn Road Suite 207W

Melville, NY 11747

atlanta humane society
atlanta humane society

"Be Kind To Animals" Art Contest

in Memory of Jonathan Edward Ratner

The contest is open to kids in Kindergarten through 12th grade, and it's a great way to use your talent to promote "Be Kind to Animals Week (the first full week of May every year)! All entries are due at the AHS by March 31.

Students: If you are interested in participating, please print the entry formand glue/tape it on the back of your poster. Entries should be turned in to Ms. Lee's art room before Friday, March 23. You may also hand-deliver your poster at the Atlanta Humane Society. Good luck!

More Info:
What does Being Kind to Animals mean to you? Draw a picture about it, and you could win!
You could earn cash and other goodies, and do something good for animals at the same time!
kids drawing
kids drawing
Click here for official rules and a printable entry form to attach to your submission.
You will need Adobe Acrobat to be able to read the rules and print the form.
  • Entries must be 18 inches by 24 inches ONLY, and not mounted. Please read official rules for details!
  • Original work ONLY!
  • Don't forget to tape your filled-out entry form to the back of your picture!
  • Prizes are awarded in six categories: Kindergarten--2nd grade; 3rd-4th grade; 5th-6th grade; 7th-8th grade; 9th-10th grade; and 11th-12th grade. Each category will have 10 finalists: 1 Grand Prize Winner, a Runner-up Winner, and 8 Honorable mentions. Grand prize is $100 cash; Runner-up receives $50 cash. All finalists receive goody bags and certificates.
  • Winners (with family and friends) are invited to a special awards ceremony here at the AHS to commemorate their achievements!
  • Start working on your entry now!

Entries may be dropped off at the AHS any time during Shelter hours, January - March 31st. Directions and hours here.
NOTE: 18 x 24 pre-cut paper can be found at many art stores or online.

Tips for creating winning pictures
Please call the AHS Education Department with any questions at 404.974.2899, or email education@atlantahumane.org