About the contest

Who can participate

The Doodle 4 Google competition is open to all students aged 6-18 attending standard 1-8, high school or secondary school or the equivalent in Kenya.

The competition is divided into three class groups:

  • Standard 1-4 or equivalent
  • Standard 5-8 or equivalent
  • High school or secondary school form 1-4 or equivalent

Please read the full terms and conditions for details.

Selection of winners

  • 200 Semifinalists will be selected across all class groups.
  • 30 Finalists will be selected by our expert panel of judges, 10 from each class group.
  • 3 National finalists will be selected by a round of public voting online and 1 National Winner will then be selected by our official Google doodle team.
  • The announcement will take place at the awards ceremony in Nairobi, which will be attended by all of the finalists.
  • The winning doodle will be displayed on the google.co.ke homepage for 24 hours in September 2013.

How do I apply?

Complete the entry form, including the title and supporting statement alongside the doodle and post them no later than Friday, August 2nd. All materials should be neatly attached, clearly indicating the student's name, and should be sent to: Doodle for Google, All About Marketing Ltd., P.O. Box 582, Postal Code: 00606, Nairobi OR drop your entries at any G4S Branch in Kenya by the deadline and clearly mark the address above with following additional information:Account No: A00345, Ngong Town Office or call 0723 352 679 or 020 3861618.


Semifinalists: Google T-shirts, certificates, featured on Doodle 4 Google website. Finalists: All semifinalist prizes, plus Android phones, trip to award ceremony in Nairobi. National Finalists: All prizes above plus Android tablet device, T-shirts with their doodles. National Winner: All prizes above, plus their doodle on the homepage for 24 hours, a KES 800,000 school fee scholarship, KES 800,000 technology grant for their school. Additional prizes for faculty: The schools producing 5 or more semi finalists will be awarded an Android tablet device for the teacher who is named (or if more than one teacher is named most often) on the semi finalists' entry forms.

Important dates

August 15th - September 13th
Public online voting

October 11th
Winner announcement


Entry Form
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Letters of support
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Templates Logo
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