Judging and Prizes

All doodles will be categorized and judged based on the student’s age group. The winner of each age group will then have a chance to be the overall winner.

Competition Levels & Prizes

  • Guest judges will select 5 finalist in each age group from a shortlist of 20 doodles.
  • The best selected doodles will be judged by Guest judges, who select the 5 finalists for each age group.
  • The 5 finalists from each age group will win a trip to the Google office in Singapore for an awards ceremony on 9th July 2015, where they will receive an official winner’s certificate and t-shirt. They will also have their artwork displayed on the Doodle 4 Google website as well as in a special exhibition in the run up to National Day.
  • The public will vote on their favorite doodles beginning at 6am on the 23rd June 2015. Each person may cast one vote for each age group. The doodle with the most public votes from each age group will be crowned the National Finalist for their group, and receive a Google goody bag.
  • Our official Google doodle team, made up of Google web designers, will select the winning doodle from the age group winners. The overall winner will have his/her doodle featured on the Google homepage for 24hrs on Singapore's National Day, 9th August 2015.
  • The overall winner will also win a trip with one parent and his/her teacher to meet the doodle team at our global headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Age groups

Doodles will be grouped by the students' age. Age groups are broken down as 4 - 6, 7 - 9, 10 - 12, 13 - 15, 16 - 18 years old. There will be one overall winner and a winner in each age group.

Judging process

  • Google employees will select the best 20 doodles from each of the age groups.
  • The 20 selected doodles will be judged by guest judges, who select the 5 finalists for each age group.
  • The public vote will determine winners in every age group.
  • The overall winner will be selected by the Google doodle team

Judging Criteria

Doodles will be judged based on the following three categories

  • Artistic Merit: The quality and skill demonstrated in the doodle. The student’s grade is considered when evaluating this category.
  • Creativity: How well the student incorporated the Google logo into his or her illustration. The logo must be readable. Unique and creative uses of the letters, background, foreground, etc. are all taken into account.
  • Theme Communication: How clearly the competition theme is expressed in both the artwork and the written statement.

Disqualifications

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