Niki Louis and Emma Terrens saw green and gold in their quest for their own Australian Google logo.
Niki Louis and Emma Terrens saw green and gold in their quest for their own Australian Google logo. Crystal Spencer

Students Doodle 4 Google

FOR Emma Terrens and Niki Louis, “Googling” themselves has taken on a whole new meaning.

The Year 8 Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School students were two of 10 State finalists in their age bracket in the Doodle 4 Google competition to find a new customised Google logo.

More than 3000 students between Years 1 and 10 across Australia drew their customised logos interpreting the theme “My wish for Australia” aiming for a shot at internet immortality.

Despite not making it through to the next round of the Years 7 and 8 category, Emma and Niki could not be happier with their work, pictured below.

“It was pretty awesome for us to make it this far,” Emma said.

Both students said their drawings held important messages.

“My wish for Australia is for people to be able to fulfil their dreams without giving up when things get too hard. The emu cannot fly so he has the other birds to take him flying,” Emma said.

Niki said every letter of Google in her drawing had a special meaning.

“My wish for Australia is for everyone to appreciate the natural beauty and life-style we have and preserve it,” she said.

“I wish for equality and for the Anzacs to be remembered, because without them we wouldn’t have all that we do, and I think we need to learn from each other.”

Both students were presented with a certificate from Google Australia this week.

Art teacher Ursula Nash said each school was allowed just eight entries.

Google Australia marketing head Jason Chuck said the Google logo was first customised in 1999.

“Our logo lets us reflect the ever-changing world around us, and celebrate specialpeople, events and dates,” Mr Chuck said.

The winning drawing will be hosted on Google Australia’s homepage for 24 hours.


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