Voting for the 2013 competition is now closed
Thanks to all the artists who participated this year, parents and teachers who supported throughout and everyone who voted. Be sure to check the Google homepage on May 23rd to see who is this year’s 2013 Doodle 4 Google winner! You can still visit the gallery below to see our amazing 50 State Winners as well as the talented State Finalists here.
My Best Recital!
Ridley V, Spanish Fort Elementary School, AL [K-3]
My best day ever was my dance recital. My doodle shows all the dance moves I did in my recital. It also shows all my friends dancing with me. We got lots of flowers at the end of the dance. Dancing, friends and flowers, that was my best day ever!
Ice Cream Makes Everything Better
Emma K, Goldenview Middle School, AK [8-9]
Throughout my drawing, the main character participates in numerous activities. Based on her smile, when she is holding her ice cream, you can infer that she is having a good, possibly her best day. At the end of the illustration, there is a sunset that completes the day.
My best day ever is learning about nature.
Raegan G, Santan Elementary School, AZ [K-3]
My best day ever is to be around the pretty animals and plants in nature, because I love to know about what is around me. I love to watch hummingbirds drink nectar out of flowers. I love to read books on nature and how plants and animals grow.
Under the Sea
Madeleine R, Homeschool, AR [8-9]
A perfect day in the shimmering blue sea, meeting the mermaids that I've longed to be. When they were children, did they dream, too? You imagining me, me imagining you? When I look into their eyes, what will I see? A stranger of the deep, or someone just like me?
Emily H, Saint Joseph High School, CA [8-9]
Like many teens living in the comfort of suburban America, I often wish to be anywhere but here. My best day ever will be the day I take a journey to faraway places, broadening my horizons and meeting a diverse multitude of people from different cultures.
Yul's Wicked Wilderness Adventure
Yul J, La Veta High School, CO [10-12]
It was an awesome day posted up by the campfire, roasting marshmallows, canoeing down the white rapids, and sleeping under the stars in zero degree weather while back packing across the majestic wilderness.
Drifting in the Sky
Hope S, Derynoski Elementary School, CT [K-3]
My best day ever would be if I could go skydiving. It would be such fun! Feeling a rush of excitement while you jump through the sky and having a great view down below. I would see cool planes and strange birds that fly so high and even kites!
Bridget S, Caravel Academy, DE [4-5]
…would be catching butterflies
A Day with Endangered Birds
Meryl L, Cypress Creek Elementary School, FL [4-5]
My best day ever would be that I could spend a day in the forest with all the endangered birds. I want to study them in order to save them so that they would flourish throughout the planet, and others can enjoy their best days with these beautiful creatures.
Concert with Animals
Christine J, Wilson Creek Elementary School, GA [4-5]
I love animals and I'd like to have my own zoo someday. If I had my zoo, I would teach animals how to play instruments so that I can have a concert with my animals for others who love animals. I would conduct them.
Roadtrip in "Paradise"
Alan P, Ha'aheo Elementary School, HI [4-5]
My best day ever would be a roadtrip around the Big Island to visit the many tourist attractions, especially Mauna Kea. My mom sometimes takes my sister and I to Kona. We get to eat Hawaiian food and listen to local music on the way.
Becoming a Veterinarian
Natasha D, Lake City Junior Academy, ID [K-3]
Ever since I was little, I wanted to become a veterinarian. When we rescued my dog Satchmo from the shelter he was so sick that we thought he wouldn’t live. Our veterinarian helped Satchmo get better. It made me want to be able to do the same some day.
If I could have this all- it would be the best day ever!
Meg M, Station Middle School, IL [6-7]
My best day ever would include a day of skiing followed by a yummy dessert, a puppy (I've been dreaming of this since kindergarten), all A+ on my report card (esp. Math), a healthy earth and a good James Patterson book to read when I fall asleep. Best day ever!
A Day at the Library: An Intellectual Adventure
Madelyn K, Homeschool, IN [6-7]
...to spend the day at the ancient Library of Alexandria and exchange ideas with the venerable scholars. We would confer the cosmos as I rummaged through the early scrolls of knowledge. Before departing, I would instruct them on how to construct a fire extinguisher.
Marissa F, Urbandale Middle School, IA [8-9]
My drawing shows my best day ever becuase my best day will be when I have my PhD in medical scientist and work for finding cures to diseases. Helping to make others healthier would make my day the best ever.
Brendan P, Olathe North High School, KS [10-12]
I've always had a dream to scuba dive through a coral reef, but I live in Kansas. We get plenty of sea fossils here, but I never see anything that's alive. If I ever got the chance to dive in and explore the vibrant underwater world, I would seize it.
Ticket to Ride on a Sunny Day
Savannah L, Southern Middle School, KY [6-7]
My best day ever is when I got a ticket to go to Disney World and we got to go on all the rides! It was the best day ever! I drew my picture of that day! The sky was clear, blue, and sunny! That was the best day!
Good Times on the Bayou!!
Megan B, Abita Springs Middle, LA [6-7]
My best day ever is going to my maw maws camp down in the Bayou. It is like being in your "own" world with the fireflys, critters, fishing and swimming.
Joseph H, Falmouth Middle School, ME [8-9]
For me, "the best day ever" doesn't consist of ambitious dreams, but rather the enjoyment of a day spent in carefree euphoria. Being in the woods is something that evokes such happiness in me. The lighthearted joy of rafting, fishing or catching fireflies is what I've attempted to capture.
Travel to Taiwan
Lauren S, Burleigh Manor Middle School, MD [6-7]
My doodle expresses the theme because the day I arrived in Taiwan was my best day ever. I saw many sites and was able to see my family for the first time.
A Fun Fall Day
Harrison S, John R. Fausey Elementary School, MA [4-5]
We went to a farm one Fall day. We went through a corn maze and went on a hay ride. We brought pumpkinds home. When we got home, we made a scarecrow and jumped in a pile of leaves.
Dakota J, Bloomfield Hills Andover High School, MI [10-12]
Many of the things that we take for granted, like food and fabrics, find their start with bees. I am looking forward to the day that I am able to begin caring for my first hive, having a way to support them while they support us.
Fishing in Alaska
Carlson N, Maranatha Christian Academy, MN [K-3]
This summer my Grandpa took our family on a cruise to Alaska. On one of the days on shore he took my dad, my brother and me fishing and we caught a huge salmon! It was the best day ever!
Allison S, Lamar School, MS [K-3]
My best day ever was when I went to Dinosaur Land in Florida. I love learning about dinosaur times.
The Amusement Park
Ruimin W, Parkway Central Middle, MO [8-9]
The picture shows my friends and I when we went to the theme park. We played at the water park in the day and went to the haunted house at night. We had lots of fun!
Rockin' Out 5th Grade Style!
Ruby S, Longfellow Elementary, MT [4-5]
Now that my friends and I are in 5th grade, we are learning how to play our own instruments. Instead of listening to the radio, we can play songs together! It really is the best day ever when we all get together and start playing songs on our own instruments.
Fish Tales with my Dad
James B, Patriot Elementary, NE [K-3]
My best day ever was this past summer when my Dad took me fishing. My Dad is in the Air Force adn was deployed for fourteen months. He came home to visit in June and he took me camping and fishing for 3 days.
The Birthday of my Cartoons
Zhe Z, Southwest Career & Technical Academy, NV [10-12]
Jan 7, 2010, I created my own cartoons Bu and Tu. Since then, I started using these characters to tell my life stories with my sister and express my thoughts. My best day ever is the birthday of my cartoons, as it is the beginning of my cartoon diary.
Neville C, Oyster River High School, NH [8-9]
The last rays of sunlight fill my sails. The feeling is magical. Shy waves lap gently against the hull. Bobbing lobster buoys ride the swells as lobstermen return to the harbor. The salt air clears all stress. I grasp the tiller and head out to sea. A perfect summer day.
The Best Day Ever
Maria I, Chestnut Ridge Middle School, NJ [6-7]
Where I live, it's difficult to view the night sky very well. Having an interest in astronomy, a day where I can observe the things I study on my own time would satisfy me.
At Emerald Lake, Colorado
Samuel M, Los Lunas High School, NM [10-12]
A few years ago, I got to go on a horseback trip in Colorado with my Boy Scout troop. My drawing shows the day we rode up to Emerald Lake in the Weminuche Wilderness Area, where we had a great time fishing all day.
...will be when I discover paradise!
Audrey Z, Michael F. Stokes Elementary School, NY [4-5]
My best day ever will be when I discover paradise. In paradise, I could play with dragons, ramp with leopards, and chat with fairies...It would be the best day ever when I could finally live in a mystical, dreamy realm.
The day my little sister was born
Aryaman J, Granite Quarry Elementary School, NC [K-3]
When my little sister was born, I was so happy because I felt that I was alone. I met her in hospital. In my doodle G-Feeding pillow in crib, O-teddy, O-me holding balloons, g-mommy with baby, L-saline stand, e-stroller. I was excited to bring her home.
Dreaming of a Doodle Day
Megan T, Maple Valley School, ND [8-9]
My best day ever is a quiet day at my art desk creating magical things with my paintbrushes and pens. A cup of tea with a slice of lemon and some music to rejuvinate the soul are simple things but combined they make my perfect day.
My First Day in the United States
Clynn Y, Kings Junior High School, OH [6-7]
The first time that I leave my home country to my dream country, the most colorful city I've ever seen, and the most wonderful moment in my life. I am in the United States and my new life starts here.
Painting a Tie-Dye World
Jenna H, Maryetta School, OK [4-5]
In the future, my best day ever would be to paint a "Tie-Dye" world! I would use my imagination to create works of art that burst with color everywhere! How fun would that be!
The Magical Unicorn
Maisie D, Ladd Acres Elementary, OR [K-3]
My best day ever would start by riding a magical unicorn over the rainbow to a long lost island. I would talk to fairies and find a leprechaun's pot of gold, then I would be made princess of the land.
A Day at the Museum
Mia B, Dunmore Elementary Center, PA [6-7]
My best day ever would be spending the day at a museum because I love science. They had so many amazing features on display. Since it was a school field trip, I was able to experience it with all my friends. I wish I could have stayed there much longer!
Deep Sea Search
Kathryn H, Raymond C LaPerche Elementary School, RI [4-5]
Is the day my dream came true and I swam with the dolphins and stingrays at Discovery Cove. I combined that with the time I swam with jellyfish to make my best day ever!
By the Lake in Spring
Noel H, Fort Mill Middle School, SC [6-7]
My best day ever is with my family and friends. We'd be by a lake in Spring. We eat strawberries, play volleyball, swim, sit in the shade. I'm reading a book. This would be my best day ever because I love being with my friends and family.
Sea Creatures and Scuba Diving
Chloe L, St. Michael School, SD [4-5]
I love swimming! I also love animals, but you don't see a lot of sea creatures in South Dakota! That's why scuba diving would be the best day ever! I could swim in the ocean anywhere I wanted and witness all kinds of sea creatures all around me!
A Trip to Planet Z
Nicholas M, Grassland Middle School, TN [6-7]
My best day ever: fly to Planet Z, glide over the capital Z-opolis, eat at "Plantet Z's" (burger joint), race in the Zindy 500,000, have a picture taken of a fellow martian and me by the Statue of Ziberty, and say farewells followed by a trip back home.
Amy L, Highland Park High School, TX [10-12]
...was any day during the week when my family and I went on a road trip. We drove day and night, but we had a blast on the road with good music and fun car games. A day on the road is a different adventure every time.
My Future Elephant Friend
Kaylee T, Homeschool / Davis High School, UT [10-12]
My best day ever will be when I visit the jungle and meet an elephant. Elephants are my favorite animal, and I've always wanted to see a real one in the wild.
The Portal to Dr. X's Universe
Drexel B, Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School, VT [8-9]
Dr. X's Universe is a dimension that exists within my imagination. If I was able to make a portal to it I would be able to basically have fun forever, creating my own worlds full of adventure to explore. If I could make a portal, it would be fantastic.
The Magic of Reading
Kellie N, Rockbridge County High School, VA [10-12]
My best day ever was when I learned to read. Picture books were my favorite. While reading, I envisioned the images coming to life, some as if spilling out of the books, which brought out my love of art.
Day at the Island
Eva L, Medina Elementary, WA [K-3]
...would be to take a trip to an island in the middle of the ocean and spend the day there. I would play with the island monkeys, snakes, turtles, parrots and ants. After my day on the island, I would take a boat home while the sun was setting.
Diving in the Coral Reef
Andrea S-L, Washington High School, WV [10-12]
My best day ever would be to go scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef. I've always been extremely interested in ocean life, so being able to have an experience such as swimming around a cool reef would really be the highlight of my life.
Sabrina B, Sparta High School, WI [10-12]
When I was 10 years old, my dad came home from war. This was my best day ever.
Living in a Fairytale
Lauren S, Sheridan High School, WY [8-9]
My best day ever is living in a fairytale. High up in a castle, I await the arrival of my prince charming as he scales the tower, careful not to wake the sleeping dragon. After being rescued, we make a daring escape out of the kingdom in his carriage.