The Google Doodle is an interesting little quirk. Started in 1998 by Google’s Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the Doodle has become something of an event in itself, with new ones unveiled for the celebration of holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists who have helped shape history.
This year marks Singapore’s 50th anniversary and in commemoration of the event, called SG50, Google held a competition ‘Doodle 4 Google’ calling for Doodle submissions with the winner’s work appearing on the Google homepage on Singapore’s National Day on August 9. Winner will also get to visit Googleplex in Mountain View, California on Google’s dime.
Well, the Doodles have been submitted and the winner was revealed to be 8-year-old Moh Journ Haydn from Beacon Primary School.
His Doodle (image on top) was called ‘Next 50, our first world Singapore’.
“The doodles that were submitted during the course of the Doodle 4 Google competition promise an exciting future for Singapore. I was particularly moved to see an eclectic array of whimsical expressions, full of innocence yet ambitious at the same time, from the creative minds we can count on to lead our future,” said guest judge, Winnie Tan, Lecturer, Department of Design and Media, NAFA.
Internet has made it possible for age and reach to no longer be a barrier. The youth of tomorrow seems to be embracing this with great zeal and only time will tell what the next generation, born with Internet in hand, will do.