The Platinum Jubilee emblem competition

Would you like to see your artwork on posters, flags and big screens across the country? The Royal Household in partnership with the V&A is inviting young people aged 13 – 25 to design an emblem for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

The V&A Platinum Jubilee Emblem Competition has now closed. All entrants will be contacted soon and the winner will be announced following judging.

The winning emblem will be prominent at celebrations marking Her Majesty's 70 years as Monarch, including street parties and televised national events. It will also appear on Jubilee publications, merchandise, official websites and the Royal Family's social media accounts. And you'll be invited to take part yourself: you and a guest will be invited to attend celebrations in the Platinum Jubilee year. The Top 10 designs will also be displayed at the V&A in June 2022.

No other British Monarch has ever celebrated a Platinum Jubilee. So get designing, and you could play an important part in defining the spirit of the first ever Platinum Jubilee!

Design Criteria

An emblem is a symbolic object or logo used to represent an idea or an individual. Your emblem should be inspired by The Queen's life and work.

Your entry will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Creative – your design must be striking and original.
  • Usable – the design must be simple enough to work on small and large scales, in black and white and in colour. The winning design could appear on everything from a postage stamp to huge advertising hoardings.
  • Relevant – the designs will be easy to recognise as the Platinum Jubilee emblem and have relevant meaning to The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Please make sure your design:

  • Includes a drawing of a royal crown (any entries which do not contain this will be disqualified).
  • Is drawn freehand and/or using computer design software.
  • Can be reproduced as a 2-dimensional flat image (i.e. no sculpture or assembled designs) and also is legible on smaller screens (i.e. mobile phones).
  • Is able to be submitted online in JPEG, PNG, TIFF or PDF file format.

Please make sure your design does not:

  • Contain any drawing of The Queen herself or any likeness.
  • Include anything else apart from the design.
  • Include any names or personal details.
  • Include anything that you have copied from somewhere else (except drawings of the royal crown which are permitted).

Please note that entries which contain any of the above will be disqualified.

Examples of previous Jubilee Emblems
Examples of previous Jubilee Emblems: 2012, 2002 and 1977

How to enter

The V&A Platinum Jubilee Emblem Competition has now closed. All entrants will be contacted soon and the winner will be announced following judging.

The competition is open to all UK residents (including residents of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), aged between 13 and 25.

Age and residency requirements above must be met on the closing date for submissions: 16 July 2021 at 18:00.

To enter, you'll need to register an account. Once you've registered, you can start your entry (save it in-progress), and 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 early August 2021.

Please note, only one entry per person will be considered. The submission deadline is final. Successful entrants will be notified in late July 2021.

Those closely related to a V&A staff member; or members of The Royal Household, its staff or anyone involved in the competition are ineligible for entry.

If you have any questions on the entry process, please contact the organisers by email: platinumjubilee@vam.ac.uk