Judging and Prizes

Finalists will be judged as described below:

1 National winner

  • A Google Doodler will pick the overall national winner out of the four national year group winners.


  • The winning doodle will be hosted on Google Australia‚Äôs homepage at www.google.com.au for 24 hours.
  • $10,000 worth of technology equipment for their school, Chromebook for the National winner in addition to the Nexus Tablet that they receive as a national year group winner.

State and Territory finalists

  • 320 finalists will be chosen, 10 for each year group in each of the 8 Australian States and Territories: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.


  • Doodle 4 Google certificate.
  • State and Territory winners.
  • 32 winners will be chosen across the year groups and states/territories.


  • Printed copy of the doodle for their school.
  • Doodles to be displayed on the Doodle 4 Google website for public vote.
  • National year group winners.

The public will be asked to vote online for their favourite doodle from each year group, to help select the four national winners.


  • 10 x Nexus tablets for the national year group winner's school.
  • A Nexus tablet for the national year group winner.

Judging Criteria

Doodles will be judged based on the following three categories:

  • Artistic Merit: based on grade group and artistic skill.
  • Creativity: based on the representation of the theme and use of the Google logo.
  • Theme Communication: How clearly the competition theme is expressed in both the artwork and the written statement.


  • Doodles that contain copyrighted images or logos will be automatically disqualified.
  • Only one application per student. If more than one is submitted only the first will be considered and those thereafter will be disqualified.