Billy’s ‘tree’ makes it to Google
WHEN thousands of Australians visit the Google Australia homepage one day soon, they will be met with eight-year-old Scotch College student Billy Mahaffy’s logo design.
At a Sydney award presentation on October 22, Billy finished first in the Year 1-3 age category Google 4 Doodle national competition for his drawing The Old Tree.
The Cottesloe resident said he was inspired to draw his late grandfather and sausage dog Snaggers playing in the big tree outside his Yallingup home.
Visual arts teacher Karen Sabitay said Billy’s design was very clever for a Year 3 student.
“Straight away we knew it was special because of the sentiment that goes with it, and clearly somewhere among those other 18,000 entries they also saw how special it is,” Ms Sabitay said.
Billy won Scotch College $10,000 of technology equipment, a Chromebook and Nexus tablet and will have his design displayed on www.google.com.au for 24 hours.
Scotch College Year 3 student Billy Mahaffy is a finalist in the Google Doodle compeition.