Did You Check Out the World By Girls Winners?

How many of you checked out the American Girl play website when you got up this morning?

How many of you noticed the big button that said, “World by Girls Winners?”


How many of you pushed the button, and saw the winners?

How many of you noticed the 14-17 age group grand prize winner?

grand prize

It’s me!

I won the grand prize in the World by Girls contest.

Here is my drawing:


And this is my paragraph I wrote (and my mom helped):

My place in the World by Girls would be a development center for their future success because girls need encouragement on how to take their interests and develop them into prosperous careers. They would recognize such skills they already love such as taking care of animals, doing photography, blogging or crafting, and learn how to develop those skill sets to be profitable and love what they do! For example, a girl who loved crafting would sign up for classes at the World by Girls Development Center for crafters, and she would learn different types of crafting opportunities and styles and she would be shown different possible jobs that would be available as an adult. The classes would encourage girls to try new things, grow their talents, and gain experience. Near the end of the classes, the girls could be shown the possibility of creating an online shop, a place that they could name and create with the help of a parent, and exercise all the information they have learned. Girls don’t have to be adults to be an entrepreneur, the World by Girls Development Center would be the ideal experience in encouraging, preparing, and developing the skills young girls need to do BIG things!

(Kudos to you if you read all that.)



These are the prizes I won. My new doll (she has been named) will be making her debut in “The Guiding Compass” so stay tuned for that. πŸ™‚

American Girl called us on February 9th. The rules had said if we won, we’d be contacted on or around February 8th. So when we didn’t hear from them on February 8th, I didn’t think I was one of the winners.

So the next day, I was doing my math (just like American Girl Doll Crafter) online and my mom got an email for a voice message which popped up in the right left corner on the screen. Catlover02 was in the room with me and we both raced upstairs to where our mom was as fast as we could. Breathless, we told her about the email and she listened to the voice message on her phone. It was an AG employee who was asking for my mom to call her back sometime. My mom called her back immediately. She walked into another room to have some quiet, and when she came back out, my mom told me I Β had won the grand prize for my age group! I was so surprised, and I kept saying, “I can’t believe it! I can’t believe it!” I called my grandma and my dad who was at work to tell them the news.

The prizes took a while to come because AG had some glitch when ordering the dolls and they got shipped out several weeks late. But I was so excited when the prizes came! I had lots of fun opening everything and all my siblings wanted to see everything, especially the popcorn machine and the TV.

I am extremely thankful to God that I won, and I wouldn’t have imagined it in a thousand years. πŸ™‚ I will always remember the experience.

Oh, and I’d still like to be called American Girl Doll Artist. πŸ™‚

– American Girl Doll Artist

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Hey, I'm Dara! I'm the main blogger here at Small Dolls in a Big World. I love sewing, drawing, and photographing my dolls. I started this blog in 2014 and have been blogging ever since. :) A lot of the time you can find me on Instagram where I share my latest work. (@americangirldollartist)


  1. WOW! That is so cool!!! Congrats! I can’t wait to see all of your new things in your coming posts(especially your new doll)! πŸ™‚
    ~Christian Homeschooler

  2. Ooh, congrats! I didn’t enter because I just simply didn’t have the time to, but yeah. πŸ™‚ Maybe you can do a haul on what you got. Just a post suggestion. πŸ˜‰


  3. Congratulations, that’s SO amazing! Your drawing is so cute! Can’t wait to see more about what you got! πŸ˜€

    -Clara <3

  4. That is awesome!!!! πŸ˜€

  5. Congraulations, American Girl Doll Artist! It’s so amazing that we were both winners, and your doll is gorgeous! Have fun with all of your new things!

    -American Girl Doll Crafter

  6. Congrats! I’m excited you won! Sometime we should chat together because we live in the same state! How far away are you from the AG store?

  7. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! That is so so so cool! I’ve entered two of those kind of contests with AG but I’ve never won (yet πŸ™‚ I’m so happy for you! YAY!!!!!
    And I love your drawing! Great job!
    THAT IS SO COOL! AHHH!!!!! I can’t even πŸ™‚

  8. Also..I live in Missouri and I’m pretty close to the Kansas city AG store, like maybe less than 30 minutes! That would be cool if some of us could do a meet up there or something πŸ˜€

  9. WOW congratulations!!! What outfits did you win.

  10. This is awesome! I can’t wait to see everything you won! πŸ˜€


  11. Avatar Daisymermaid says

    WOW! Congratulations! That is truly spectacular! I did not even know that that contest existed! I will look RIGHT now!

  12. Wow! That is so cool! Congrats American Girl Doll Artist! XD
    <3 , IrishAG

  13. congrats! I love everything you got. πŸ™‚

  14. Even though I couldn’t see the post right away, I saw it on my email, looked at the american girl site, and knew it was you! That is soooo cool! Congratulations! If I had won (I didn’t enter) I wouldn’t have been allowed to tell, (I’m not allowed to tell people my name.) But that is the most cool thing EVER!!

  15. Oh my! That is SO cool! congrats on your prizes! Your idea is awesome!

  16. I would love to meet up too! Maybe one of us could set up a meetup. That would be so cool!

  17. So excited that I found a doll blogger in my state! How far away are you from the store?

  18. I live 2 and a half hours. Wouldn’t it be so cool if we lived really close to each other?!

  19. I wish their was some way to figure out where we lived without sharing too much. Do you know what I mean?

  20. I meant there not their.

  21. OH MY GOODNESS!!! That is AMAZING!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’m sure you must be ecstatic right now! I’m SO happy for you!!! πŸ˜€ *gives you chocolate covered strawberries that are made with a bit of magic so they will not affect your food allergies* πŸ˜‰
    I absolutely love your drawing and what you wrote! Also, you are very pretty! It was nice to be able to put a face to the name πŸ™‚
    Congrats again! I can’t wait to see more pics of what you got and what you named your new doll! πŸ˜€

  22. Congrats! It is so cool that you won. I can’t wait to see your new doll. You deserved to win!

  23. OMG congrats I was thinking of entering it but I would never have been able to do anything like what you did

  24. Congrats!! Your paragraph and drawing definitely deserve the grand prize. You’re lucky you hardly had to wait at all to get your prize. I won an online raffle from AG once, and I had to wait 4 months before I got my prizes!

  25. Congratulations! You are so lucky that you got all of that American Girl stuff!
    <3 kaitlynrh1

  26. Congratulations. Your paragraph is great. It is so cool that you won (:

  27. Congrats! You are so talented, you definitely deserve that prize. I know others were saying you should do a meetup, and you should! I don’t live near you, but that would be SO fun for those who could make it.

  28. Avatar Storyellow says

    OH MY GOSH. That is so cool!! This is big!! I mean, American girl is a huge company. Out of thousands of entries, yours was chosen and you totally deserve it. πŸ˜ƒ I cant wait to see what you got!

  29. I forgot to say that you are very pretty! πŸ™‚

  30. Congratulations!!! Your drawing is SO cute!

  31. Did you get my email?

  32. Congrats! That is a HUGE accomplishment! Maybe if you did a meetup at that store I could come!~Mya

  33. Congratulations! Your entry is great! πŸ™‚ I hope you have fun with all your new items! Congratulations, again!

  34. :O Wow! Congratulations!!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you! And I love your idea. πŸ™‚

  35. Congrats! (I never win contests like that. πŸ™ )

  36. Congrats chica!

  37. Well, I don’t really live close, but I have been to that store a few times. Maybe if you did one I would be able to come if it happened to be when we were in Kansas City alreadyπŸ˜‰.

  38. Big congrats, that is so cool!!!!! I can’t wait to see all of your goodies.

  39. Avatar AgMusician says

    I Love all of those outfits!!! What did you name your doll?

  40. Do you live on KS too?

  41. Wow!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!! What did you win????? Good job!!!!!*happy dance*

  42. Avatar Storyellow says

    I would too, totally understandable! πŸ˜›

  43. Congratulations!

  44. Wow!! Amazing, you deserve it!

  45. Can you do a review an all the stuff you got!?

  46. Just saying, my thing was horrible. And you, JEEZ GURL YOU AMAZE ME!!!! Congrats, even if this is late. We all love Tay! Byeeeee!

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