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On February 6 2022 the Queen will mark 70 years on the throne, the first British Monarch to achieve this accolade. Festivities to mark the occasion will take place between June 2-5, with the public granted an additional bank holiday.
The V&A has invited all those aged between 13 and 25, who live in the UK, to submit their artwork for the emblem contest.
Their website states: “On behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the V&A 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.”
Judging will take place in two rounds, with submissions cut first to a long list of 100, then to a ten-strong shortlist.
Submissions are open and the winner will be chosen and announced “in late July 2021”.
To win a design must: “Be simple enough to work on small and large scales, in black and white and in colour.
“Include a drawing of a royal crown. Be relevant to the Platinum Jubilee.
“Not feature any likeness of The Queen herself.”
Entries will be judged by a panel of four UK-based artists; Margaret Calvert, Lubna Chowdary, Yinka Ilori and Gabrielle Marcella.
Ms Marcella gives tips to those taking part, in a video posted on the official Royal Family YouTube channel.
She said: “One would be start with the basics, work with the first ideas that jump out at you when you imagine the emblem. These can often create the most emotive and impactful graphics.
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“Two would be to experiment, play around. Test drawing it by hand, cutting out shapes from paper or other materials you might have lying around that add qualities you might not expect.”
Jubilee celebrations will begin on Thursday, June 2 with the Queen’s traditional birthday parade, and the lighting of beacons across the country.
Friday will see a service of thanksgiving held at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
On Saturday, June 4, Buckingham Palace will host “Platinum Party at the Palace”, a “special live concert”.
The emblem competition winner will be one of those invited to attend this event.
Sunday will see ‘The Big Jubilee Lunch’, with street parties across Britain, followed by a pageant featuring more than 5,000 people.
According to the Mail on Sunday the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be invited to some of these festivities, in a bid to repair relations.
In March Meghan Markle was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, when she made claims of racism within the Royal Family.
If confirmed this would be the first time both Sussexes’ have participated in a royal engagement, since the 2020 Commonwealth Day Service.
Harry returned to the UK on July 1, when he unveiled a new statue of Princess Diana with his brother, but has since flown back to the United States.
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