Doodle 4 Google: What I Wish for the World

On View: 
Thursday, May 21, 2009 to Sunday, July 5, 2009

Doodle 4 Google: What I Wish for the World presents 39 designs selected among tens of thousands of entries submitted by K–12 students from all 50 states in Google's annual "Doodle 4 Google" design competition. Inspired by the theme "What I Wish for the World," children from across the United States were challenged to think like designers and utilize Google's iconic logo as a springboard to convey their message. The submissions represent a vast array of wishes, from environmental conservation to improvements in housing, health, and education. A panel of independent judges and representatives from Google and Cooper-Hewitt selected the top doodles across grade groups, and the public voted for the four National Finalist designs. The winning student's design appeared as the "doodle" of the day on the Google homepage on May 21, 2009.

Rental Information
The Doodle 4 Google exhibition is available for rent for public display and consists of the following elements and requirements.

Exhibition Package (in inches):

  • 35 16.5w x 11h Mounted Regional Finalist Doodles
  • 4 46w x 30.5h Mounted Winner and National Finalist Doodles
  • 1 58w x 38h United States Map of 39 Doodlers location
  • 1 36w x 46h Introductory panel to exhibition
  • 39 7w x 5h Labels with Doodler information, name, grade, school, city and state
  • 1 16w x 15h Text Panel which explains the selection process
  • 1 DVD Showing all 400 National Finalists (venue to provide DVD player and screen/monitor)

Venue Requirements:

  • Minimum gallery size: 800 square feet with approximately 50 lineal (wall space) feet
  • Minimum number of weeks on view: 12 weeks
  • End date of tour: March 2010
  • Fee for rental: $20,000.00
  • Non-refundable deposit due with signed contract

For more information about how to rent this exhibition, please fill out this form and email it to cooperhewittD4G@si.edu