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Katherine Dewar shows off her winning Diamond Jubilee design to Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood (BBC)

Katherine Dewar shows off her winning Diamond Jubilee design to Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood (BBC)

Katherine Dewar shows off her winning Diamond Jubilee design to Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood (BBC)

The Queen's official 2012 Diamond Jubilee emblem has been chosen following a nationwide children's competition.

The winning design was created by 10-year-old Katherine Dewar and will be seen by millions on everything from posters to commemorative tea cups in the run up to the milestone and during the year.

The young schoolgirl's eye-catching artwork was chosen from thousands of entries in a competition run by BBC children's programme Blue Peter.

It features a crown poised above the Union flag with columns of diamonds down either side.

Previous emblems which marked the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977 and the Golden Jubilee, 25 years later, were created by professionals.

The 10-year-old from Chester described her feelings after being picked, saying: "I was really excited to win the competition.

"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 competition received almost 35,000 entries with youngsters competing in three age categories - six to eight-year-olds, nine to 11-year-olds and 12 to 14-year-olds.

The judging panel included renowned branding expert Martin Lambie-Nairn, Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood and children's book illustrators Tony Ross, Nick Sharratt and Emma Chichester-Clark.

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