Local link to winning Jubilee emblem

17th April 2012

“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”. Katherine Dewar


The winner of the competition to design the Queen’s official 2012 Diamond Jubilee emblem is the great niece of one of the residents of Leybourne House, Mrs Maureen Walton. Mrs Walton’s husband told staff at the home that their great niece, Katherine Dewar, who lives in Chester, was chosen from 35,000 entries in a nationwide competition run by BBC children’s programme Blue Peter. Katherine’s design stood out as the winning entry and features a crown poised above the Union Jack alongside columns of diamonds. It will appear on everything from posters to commemorative tea cups. Katherine, now aged 11, said: “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”. The top 30 children across the three age categories – including Katherine – have been invited to a special tea party at Buckingham Palace next month to celebrate their achievements.