To commemorate Singapore’s 50th national day, Google is holding a competition to look for the next Doodle 4 Google — an alternative Google logo artwork that will be featured on the Google homepage come August 9.
Since it will be an especially notable national day, local students are invited to create a doodle that encompasses their vision of what Singapore’s future will look like. The competition welcomes all students aged between 4 and 18, and will be open to those enrolled in a school in Singapore at the time of submission.
The future of Singapore
According to Flint, “The Doodle 4 Google competition will aim to stimulate and nurture our students’ natural ability to dream big.” But what does Singapore’s future look like to participants?
Well, according to some eager students from Zhonghua Secondary School who drew drafts of their entries to the Doodle 4 Google contest, it won’t be much different from what it looks like now, except it will be “more vibrant”.
“I think in the future I’ll add some more fancy stuff — like jet packs, for instance — to the existing infrastructure of Singapore,” said Ho Si Binh, a student at Zhonghua.
Wong Kai Ting, a student of NAFA college, has conceptualised an innovative vision of Singapore: in her eyes, Singapore will shake off its limitations as a country in the sea, and instead take to the skies at SG100.
Participants in the Doodle 4 Google competition will be classified into 5 groups:
- 4 – 6 years
- 7 – 9 years
- 10 – 12 years
- 13 – 15 years
- 16 – 18 years