Diamond Geezer!

Mon 21 Mar 2011 by Jo_Moore

Nick Sharratt's latest book cover

Nick Sharratt was one of the judges recently for the Blue Peter competition to design the official emblem for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. He put on his suit and Blue Peter badge and went along to Buckingham Palace on a lovely sunny day to do the final judging alongside presenter Barney, brand consultant Martin Lambie-Nairn and fellow illustrators Emma Chichester-Clark and Tony Ross. The judging took place in the balcony room at the front of the palace and at one point in the proceedings they were accompanied by the Queen's Guards Band, marching in the grounds outside the window. One of the tunes they played was YMCA but the judges resisted doing the actions!. The results have just been announced and the winning design is by 10-year-old Katherine Dewar.