Doodle 4 Google voting starts today

Earlier this year we announced the Doodle 4 Google competition for 2015, which gives Australian students the chance to have their version of the Google logo on our homepage for a day, and win prizes for their school.

We asked young doodlers to represent the theme: ‘If I could travel back in time I would...’ More than 26,000 students across the country grabbed their pencils and paints to take part.

More than 100 Googler volunteers then helped narrow down the field to 320 State and Territory Finalists, and were also given a chance to pick their personal favourites.
This special ‘packing room’ mention goes to “Feudal Japan” by Mykelti Kotzur from Wodonga Middle Years College in VIC, who wrote:
“If I could travel back in time I would visit beautiful, feudal Japan. I would experience everything from the delicacy of a tea ceremony to the almighty power of a samurai.”

From the 320 doodles shortlisted by our Googler volunteers, three external judges— Leeanne Carr, Bronwyn Bancroft and Kate Westlake—came into Google HQ last week to choose our 30 state and territory winners. Andrea, a Make-A-Wish Foundation recipient and aspiring artist, also helped pick out the winners. Now it’s up to the public to vote for their favourite in each age group and narrow it down to the top four.
Leeanne Carr, Bronwyn Bancroft, Kate Westlake and Andrea pick the top 30 finalists at Google HQ 
The top 30 state and territory winners for 2015

Voting starts today, so make sure to get voting for your favourite doodle to appear on the Google Australia homepage.

To vote, visit

Posted by Leticia Lentini, Events Magician and Branding Marketing Manager whose favourite doodles include Momofuku Ando’s 105th Birthday.