The $3,700 Doodle Theory Contest!

From July 1 to August 10, 2016 hundreds of Doodlers worldwide entered the Doodle Theory Contest. It's hard to believe all the creativity that was generated by just 8 simple Squiggles! Check out the 700+ entries on Instagram and Facebook.  

This contest was very hard to judge! For each category I had a long list of Doodles that were equally amazing and deserved a prize. So the ones I've selected below are representatives of Doodle awesomeness. Congratulations to everyone who played along!

Thank you very much to all Doodlers who play along. I loved seeing your Doodles! Here are a few favorite moments and outcomes from the contest...

Turipamwe Design, a design studio in Namibia, hosted a event called The Doodle Sessions.  Bringing creative locals together to draw!

Turipamwe Design, a design studio in Namibia, hosted a event called The Doodle Sessions.  Bringing creative locals together to draw!

Nicoletta Arnolfini, and artist from North Carolina, created a blog post and podcast to document her creative Doodle adventure.

Nicoletta Arnolfini, and artist from North Carolina, created a blog post and podcast to document her creative Doodle adventure.

Ivana DeCuzzi, a graphic designer and teacher from Argentina, spent an entire weekend doodling!

Ivana DeCuzzi, a graphic designer and teacher from Argentina, spent an entire weekend doodling!

And the Winners are...!

The Grand OMG Prize The most amazing Doodle. Ever!

Drawn by Nivea Ortiz from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Instagram: @nivea_ortiz

Drawn by Nivea Ortiz from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Instagram: @nivea_ortiz

The LOL Prize The most totally hilarious Doodle.

Drawn by Tomek Giovanis from Athens, Greece. Instagram:  @tomek__

Drawn by Tomek Giovanis from Athens, Greece.
Instagram:  @tomek__

The AWW Prize The cutest wittle Doodle.

Drawn by Sheila Zwettler from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA. Instagram: @sheila_zwettler_art

Drawn by Sheila Zwettler from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA.
Instagram: @sheila_zwettler_art

The WOW Prize The most perfectly drawn Doodle.

Drawn by Thao Mai from Frankfurt, Germany. Instagram: @snail_is_silent

Drawn by Thao Mai from Frankfurt, Germany.
Instagram: @snail_is_silent

The HUH Prize The weirdest Doodle I've seen.

Drawn by Gabriella Vagnoli from McHenry, Illinois, USA Instagram: @gabriella_vagnoli

Drawn by Gabriella Vagnoli from McHenry, Illinois, USA
Instagram: @gabriella_vagnoli

The AHA Prize The most clever Doodle.

Drawn by Melissa Tan from Singapore Instagram: @paintinks_by_melt

Drawn by Melissa Tan from Singapore
Instagram: @paintinks_by_melt

The YAY Prize The happiest Doodle filled with good energy.

Drawn by TEDDY from Windhoek, Namibia Instagram: @thenativetee

Drawn by TEDDY from Windhoek, Namibia
Instagram: @thenativetee

The OOH Prize The most tricked-out Doodle.

Drawn by Brenda Kaya from Toronto, Canada. Instagram: @brenda.kaya

Drawn by Brenda Kaya from Toronto, Canada.
Instagram: @brenda.kaya

Want More?!

Doodle Theory is available online from Chronicle Books or Amazon and can be found in most bookshops nationwide.

Over $3,700 in Prizes!

7 winners receive this creative prize package, worth over $300:

The Doodle Theory pad by Nate Padavick, published by Chronicle Books. ($12.95 value)

The Doodle Theory pad by Nate Padavick, published by Chronicle Books. ($12.95 value)

642 Tiny Things to Draw by Chronicle Books. ($9.95 value)

642 Tiny Things to Draw by Chronicle Books. ($9.95 value)

Change Your Life One Doodle at a Time by Salli S. Swindell, published by Quarry Books. ($17.99 value)

Change Your Life One Doodle at a Time by Salli S. Swindell, published by Quarry Books. ($17.99 value)

One free kourse from online drawing platform Sketchbook Skool. ($99 value)

One free kourse from online drawing platform Sketchbook Skool. ($99 value)

One free workshop from the online creative learning platform Modern Thrive. ($97 value)

One free workshop from the online creative learning platform Modern Thrive. ($97 value)

Bright Ideas Graphite Pencils by Chronicle Books. ($12.95 value)

Bright Ideas Graphite Pencils by Chronicle Books. ($12.95 value)

The Doodle Addict sketchbook from Doodlers Anonymous ($5.95 value)

The Doodle Addict sketchbook from Doodlers Anonymous ($5.95 value)

Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs! by Mike Lowery, published by Workman. ($12.95 value)

Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs! by Mike Lowery, published by Workman. ($12.95 value)

Art Before Breakfast: The Workbook by Danny Gregory, published by Chronicle Books. ($16.95 value)

Art Before Breakfast: The Workbook by Danny Gregory, published by Chronicle Books. ($16.95 value)

The Brilliant Ideas Launch Pad by Kari Chapin, published by Chronicle Books. ($14.95 value)

The Brilliant Ideas Launch Pad by Kari Chapin, published by Chronicle Books. ($14.95 value)

Grand Prize

The winner of The Grand OMG Prize receives all prizes above and these too! A total prize package worth $1,648!

One year of free workshops from the online creative learning platform Modern Thrive. ($1,261 value)

One year of free workshops from the online creative learning platform Modern Thrive. ($1,261 value)

The Doodle is good for your Noodle T-shirt from Doodlers Anonymous. ($25 value)

The Doodle is good for your Noodle T-shirt from Doodlers Anonymous. ($25 value)

A one year subscription to UPPERCASE magazine. ($62 value)

A one year subscription to UPPERCASE magazine. ($62 value)

Contest Squiggles

Download and print these Squiggles and start doodling!

Rules for Doodling

  • Download and print the Squiggles (see above.)
  • Turn the Squiggles into Doodles!  
  • Take a square photograph of a single Doodle.
  • Post and tag your Doodles on the Doodle Theory Club Facebook page or on your Instagram and say something like "I entered this Doodle in the @DoodleTheoryClub contest! #doodletheory"
  • Keep your Doodles within the dotted lines.
  • All Doodles must be done the old-fashioned way: by hand, on paper, with any drawing utensil.

Rules for Entering

  • You can enter up to 8 different Doodles.
  • Anyone can play along but you must be 18+ years to win.
  • Prize packages that get lost or damaged in the mail cannot be replaced, this is all we have!

Contest Sponsors

A special thanks to Chronicle Books, Doodlers Anonymous, Modern Thrive, Quarry Books, Sketchbook Skool, and Workman Publishing for donating these doodley prizes and supporting Doodle Theory!