Royal admirers are being invited to create a new insignia for the Queen’s Jubilee.
The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) has launched a competition to design the official logo for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee festivities.
The Queen will celebrate her 70th year on the reign on February 6, 2022, making her the first British monarch to do so.
The public will be allowed an additional bank holiday to commemorate the occasion, which will take place between June 2 and 5.
The V&A has invited all UK residents aged 13 to 25 to submit artwork for the emblem competition.
“On behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the V&A invites young people aged 13 to 25, based in the UK, to design an emblem for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022,” according to their website.
“The winning insignia will be used at street festivities, televised national events, and official products to commemorate Her Majesty’s 70 years as monarch.
“You will also be invited to participate in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.”
Submissions will be whittled down to a lengthy list of 100, then to a ten-strong shortlist, in two rounds of judging.
Submissions are now available, and the winner will be announced “in late July 2021.”
A design must be basic enough to work on small and big scales, in black and white and in color, to win.
“Include a regal crown drawing. Be a part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
“There will be no likeness of Her Majesty The Queen.”
Margaret Calvert, Lubna Chowdary, Yinka Ilori, and Gabrielle Marcella, four UK-based artists, will judge the entries.
In a video broadcast on the official Royal Family YouTube channel, Ms Marcella offers advice to those participating.
“One would be to start with the basics, working with the first ideas that come to mind when you think of the emblem,” she said. These can often result in the most powerful and emotional graphics.
“Two would be to experiment and have fun with it. Experiment with hand-drawing it and cutting out forms from paper or other materials you might have on hand to add attributes you wouldn’t expect.”
The Queen’s traditional birthday parade and the lighting of beacons around the country will kick off the Jubilee celebrations on Thursday, June 2.
A gratitude ceremony will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Friday.
Buckingham Palace will host “Platinum Party at the Palace,” a “unique live event,” on Saturday, June 4.
The competition for the best insignia. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”