In November last year, Blue Peter launched a competition to find a design for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
The winner has now been announced.
Katherine Dewar, aged 10, from Chester, created the winning design that will be seen by millions of people, appearing on everything from posters to commemorative tea cups.
Her winning design features a crown poised above the Union Jack flag with columns of diamonds down either side.
The once-in-a-lifetime prize proved a huge draw and the competition received almost 35,000 entries from children aged six to 14. The judging panel included renowned branding expert Martin Lambie-Nairn, Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood and children’s book illustrators Tony Ross, Nick Sharratt and Emma Chichester-Clark. They faced an enormous task choosing a winner out of the thousands of entries, but Katherine’s simple and eye-catching design stood out as the winning entry.
The top 30 children across the three age categories – including Katherine – have now been invited to a special tea party at Buckingham Palace in March 2011 to celebrate their achievements.
Katherine said, “I was really excited to win the competition. It was great to see my design turned from a drawing into a print that will be used on so many things. I’m looking forward to seeing people waving flags with my design on to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.”
You can see the 30 runners up at the Blue Peter web site.