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Student’s design for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

A current student from Loughborough University is one of ten young people from across the country to have their design shortlisted for the Platinum Jubilee emblem competition.

Student Hannah Lynes holding paper with her purple crown design on

Hannah Lynes designed a purple crown with the words ‘unity, wisdom, service and faith’ inscribed on it.  

The Royal Household and the V&A invited young people aged between 13-25 years old to design an emblem for this year’s Platinum Jubilee. The brief asked for an emblem which represented the Queen’s seventy-year reign and would capture her values as well as the spirit of festivities over the coming days.  

More than 1,000 entries were submitted, and Hannah’s design was one of the ten chosen to be exhibited at the museum this month.  

In addition to her work being on display, her design will be featured on some of the official Jubilee merchandise found in palace shops. She was also given two tickets to attend the Platinum Party which took place at the Palace on Saturday (4 June).  

The entries were judged by experts from the V&A; graphic designers, visual artists and design professionals; the Royal College of Art; the Design Museum; and a representative of the Royal Household. 

The exhibition is free to attend and open from 1-15 June from 10am-5.30pm at the National Art Library Landing in the Victoria and Albert Museum.  

Six Loughborough students were also invited to attend the Platinum Party to recognise the University’s support for the Queen’s Anniversary Prize over several years. Vice-Chancellor Professor Nick Jennings asked the following students: Samuel Ola and Emmanuel Shittu (founding members of the Black in Sport Summit), Felix Auboeck and Louise Hansson (Loughborough swimmers who won Gold at the 2021 FINA World Championships), and Pete Cartlidge and Jamie Crawley, who raised thousands of pounds for Movember UK. 

Loughborough students invited by Professor Nick Jennings to attend the Jubilee Platinum Party