The Platinum Jubilee Norfolk Challenge Awards have been given to those young people (and adults) who have made a significant contribution to the Norfolk community as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations and beyond. They were developed in tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh, whose own Award scheme has been so influential on the lives of generations of young people.

During the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, more than 1600 people, of ages from four to eighty-four, have successfully completed their Challenges and received their Certificates and Badges.

Following the demise of Queen Elizabeth, we respectfully ask that no new submissions are started, but we are happy to accept submissions for Challenges already started. Please follow the guidance at the bottom of this page to submit your completed Challenges.

The purpose of the challenge was to work towards the achievement of a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Challenge Badge. Receiving this badge (and a certificate) indicated the individual contribution of a person towards recognising Queen Elizabeth during her Platinum Jubilee year for all that she did for us. As expected, the majority of entrants came through schools and community groups but individual entries were also welcomed.

Each participant or group was required to complete the four challenges below but decided for themselves what level of challenge they took on, thus ensuring that this really was for anyone and everyone. By setting their own challenges, participants gained self-reliance, self-confidence, and a sense of achievement while celebrating the Queen’s extraordinary life-long achievements.

With thanks to all those who have made this Award programme so successful, we very much hope to announce in due course an ongoing Award programme based on the principles we have established: for the young and young at heart; inclusive; caring for and celebrating our county.

Being active in Norfolk

The physical challenge

This challenge related to any aspect of physical activity or wellbeing that participants could identify, from early years play through to sponsored walks or outdoor gyms.


  • Taking part in a walk or cycle
  • Organising an outdoor session of yoga
  • A beach run or visit
  • Putting on a performance or show
  • Taking part in Park Run or 1 mile event

Protecting our environment

The sustainability challenge

This challenge was about how we look after our County and support our Monarch to protect the environment locally and for the UK as a whole by recycling. reusing and reducing our waste as well as rewilding and improving where we live — or any form of community volunteering.


  • Supporting the Queen’s Jubilee Canopy by planting trees
  • Rewilding areas
  • Protecting insects
  • Planting wildflowers
  • Organising a litter pick and recycle

Learning legacy

The learning challenge

This challenge was about any aspect of new learning that a participant undertakes, from learning a new language to finding out more about the history of Norfolk and our Royal Family.


  • Visiting a historic site or building in Norfolk
  • Learning a new language
  • Finding out more about the Queen
  • Learning a new technique or way of working such as in Art
  • Learning a new skill for example building a website

Celebrating the Jubilee

The community challenge

We encouraged people to take part in one of the Jubilee events being organised or to organise their own - or simply celebrate creativity.
This challenge aimed to help to improve our local communities' creativity and to share our support for the Queen and all that she did for us.


  • Organising a street party to celebrate the Jubilee
  • Making an artefact
  • Painting a picture
  • Writing a song
  • Making a video

How to Apply

We will accept late entries until December 31st 2022.

To submit an entry, please email and request a spreadsheet (if you haven’t already got one).


Once you have completed it, please submit it to the same email address with supporting evidence of the Challenges undertaken, either with photographs or a letter from a responsible adult.