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Contest to design emblem for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee open to young people

On behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the Victoria & Albert Museum invite young people aged 13-25, based in the UK, to design an emblem for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

The winning emblem will feature at celebrations marking Her Majesty’s 70 years as Monarch, including street parties, televised national events and on official merchandise. You’ll also be invited to take part in the celebrations during the Platinum Jubilee.

How to enter:

  1. Register an account with the V & A.
  2. Start your entry (save it in-progress).
  3. Submit your entry to be judged.

There will be two rounds of judging, a longlist of the best 100 entries, followed by a shortlist of the Top 10. The overall winner will be chosen and announced in late July 2021.

The winning design will be used prominently throughout next year’s festivities and on all official merchandise.

It will “capture the spirit” of the occasion and symbolise the historic milestone, marking Her Majesty’s seven decades on the throne, “for the smartphone generation”.

The entries will be judged by a panel of graphic designers and experts chaired by V&A director, Tristram Hunt, who described it as a “phenomenal” opportunity for an aspiring artist or illustrator.

Mr Hunt said: “This is this incredible moment to help define the monarchy emblem for the smartphone generation.

“Because in a way, which is different to the Diamond Jubilee and Golden and Silver, this icon, brand, logo, emblem whatever you want to call it, will be a kind of digital product as well, and so I think that’s a really exciting design challenge.

“And then you’re also designing the emblem for the first Platinum Jubilee in British history, so I think that’s an exciting summer challenge for young creatives.”

For any questions about the competition, please contact platinumjubilee@vam.ac.uk

Source: Drawn from the V & A Platinum Jubilee website:  https://platinumjubilee.vam.ac.uk/  and the Telegraph.