Schoolchildren in Northern Ireland submit over 2,000 designs for the NIO Jubilee rug competition


Primary school children across Northern Ireland have submitted over 2,000 colorful and creative designs for a unique competition to design a special gift for Her Majesty The Queen as part of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Northern Ireland Office competition, open to all primary schools in Northern Ireland, saw over 40 schools send in hundreds of designs depicting ‘Snapshots of Northern Ireland’ imagined as a postcard to Her Majesty the Queen. The lucky winner will have their design made by Ulster Carpets into a beautiful rug.

The mat will be unveiled at a special ceremony later this year, with the winning child and their class invited to the event. The carpet specially designed for the jubilee will be presented to Her Majesty the Queen after the ceremony.

Minister of State for Northern Ireland, Conor Burns, said:

“I am absolutely delighted with the impressive number of entries we have received for the Northern Ireland Office’s Platinum Jubilee carpet competition.

“Our intention was for this competition to be an inclusive way to involve the children of Northern Ireland to mark the Queen’s incredible and historic 70 years of service.

“We received applications of incredible quality from schools in every county in Northern Ireland.”

“I am really delighted to take this competition to the next level and to work with local, internationally renowned manufacturer Ulster Carpets to bring the winning design into production and present it to the Royal Household as a gift from the children of Northern Ireland. to mark this historic milestone.”

Nick Coburn, Group Managing Director of Ulster Carpets, said:

“We are delighted to have been able to support this wonderful initiative to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

“I am truly impressed with the brilliant and innovative way our youngsters presented a snapshot of Northern Ireland. We can’t wait to turn the winning design into a special gift for Her Majesty.”

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