8 year-old wins Google SG50 doodle contest

Google has unveiled the winners of a competition to find a doodle to run on the search giant’s homepage for National Day in Singapore, which is celebrating its fiftieth birthday this year.

Primary school student Moh Journ Haydn, who is eight years old, was named overall winner. His entry based on the theme ‘Singapore: The next 50 years’ will run on Google’s homepage for 24 hours on National Day, on 9 August.

Moh Journ Haydn's Google doodle

Moh Journ Haydn’s Google doodle

He wins a trip to the Googleplex in Mountain View, California.

Joanna Flint, Google Singapore’s country boss, said the winning doodle “captured [Singapore’s] spirit of innovation well — communicating his vision for Singapore’s next 50 years with a unique voice, concept, and great artistic skill.”

The winner in the 16-18 year-old category:

Steven 16-18 category


The winner of the 13-15 year-old category was Ong Lin Kai Megan.

Ong Lin Kai Megan


The winner in the 10-12 year-old category was Zheng Yang.

10-12 winner


Ahmed Dzafirshah won the 4-6 year-old category.



This year’s Google 4 Doodle SG50 competition was sponsored by DBS, and supported by the Ministry of Education and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.


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