In January 2010, we launched our first Doodle 4 Google competition in Singapore. Open to students from ages 4 to 19, this competition asks young Singaporeans to reinvent the Google logo based on the theme 'Our Singapore.'
The submissions exceeded our wildest expectations, both in sheer number - nearly 30,000 entries from schools across Singapore - and in how creative and heartfelt they were.
Needless to say, our judges spent many hours deliberating which entries to advance to the top 50 finalists. Out of the top 50, Singaporeans cast their votes for their favourite five doodles to choose the age group winners, and Google's original doodler, Dennis Hwang, had the difficult job of choosing Singapore's national winner.
The national winner's doodle will be displayed on Google Singapore's homepage on National Day this year. In addition, he will take a trip to Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California with a parent and a school representative to meet Google's doodle team in person.
On the surface level, the Google letters depict the various panoramic places of interests in Singapore. Several of the iconic tourist attractions featured by my illustration encompasses the Merlion, the Singapore Flyer, the Jurong Bird Park, the Esplanade and the Changi Airport. In a more abstract manner, several distinctive values of Singaporeans such as education, punctuality, racial harmony and total defence are also shown respectively by the depiction of the graduation cap, the MRT, the people holding hands together and the 5 jets parading in the air. Thus, I feel that my doodle has expressed the theme of “Our Singapore” effectively.
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)