Oliver Lonsdale crowned national Doodle 4 Google winner

In June we announced our latest Doodle 4 Google competition, in which we asked school students across New Zealand to draw their own version of the Google logo, inspired by the theme “If could travel back in time I would....” Now, over 7000 doodles later, we can announce the winning doodle!

Congratulations to Oliver Lonsdale from Rolleston School, Christchurch. Oliver has won a Chromebook laptop and Nexus tablet for himself and $10,000 worth of technology for his school, as well as 10 Nexus tablets for being a National Year Group Winner. His doodle will be featured on google.co.nz early next year.

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Oliver’s Doodle was titled “Amelia the Great”. Oliver said "If I could travel back in time I would go back and see Amelia Earhart. She was the first women to fly the Atlantic Ocean. She vanished in 1937 somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. She set the fastest transcontinental flight in 1933.”


The National Age Group Winners spent yesterday at the Voyager Maritime Museum in Auckland for the unveiling of the National Winner. Oliver Lonsdale, George Wolfgramm, Caleb Lightfoot and Grace Elzenheimer were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the of the Museum and had a very special sailing experience on the scow Ted Ashby. The young doodlers also saw their work in a special display at the museum. A huge thanks to Karen Walters and Leichelle Tanoa for helping put together a special day of celebration at the Voyager Maritime Museum.


Thank you to all our thousands of doodlers from across New Zealand, and look out for Oliver’s doodle on our homepage.