Doodles are used during celebration of holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists who have helped shape history. Doodles began when in 1998 Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin placed a stick figure drawing behind the second ‘o’ in the word Google as a message to users that they were “out of the office” attending a music and art festival. This birthed the idea of decorating the Googl logo to mark cultural moments as readers enjoyed the quirky change. The same year, a turkey was added on Thanksgiving and two pumpkins replaced the ‘o’s for Halloween the following year.

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After two years, Larry and Sergey asked webmaster Dennis Hwang to create a doodle for Bastille Day in France and the appointed him the chief doodler and doodles became more frequent. Since 1998 there have been over 2,000 doodles on the Google home pages around the world.

Doodle are not just a thing for the doodle team or this kids competitions. You can also be part of it by sending your idea to the team at [email protected].