10-yr-old designs Queen’s emblem
London: The Queen’s official 2012 Diamond Jubilee emblem will be based on a design created by a 10-year-old girl.
Katherine Dewar, from Chester, who won the competition, was chosen from 35,000 entries in a nationwide competition run by BBC children’s programme Blue Peter.
The design, which has a crown poised above the Union Jack alongside columns of diamonds, will appear on everything from posters to commemorative tea cups.
Katherine said she was “really excited” that her design was being used.
“It was great to see my design turned from a drawing into a print that will be used on so many things,” the BBC quoted her as saying.
“I’m looking forward to seeing people waving flags with my design on to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee,” she said.
One of the judges of the Blue Peter competition, branding expert Martin Lambie-Nairn, said giving a child the responsibility of designing the emblem was “a brave ambition”.
But he said everyone was “thrilled” by the outcome.
“The result is beautiful, fresh and practical,” he stated.