Royal Mail presents Christmas stamp design competition for children this year
In Great Britain kids are encouraged to take part in the creating of the Christmas edition stamp design by the Royal Mail this year.
It is almost a tradition, as it is the fourth time Royal Mail makes the competition for children for the upcoming Christmas stamp. The first competition was back in 1966 for the first edition of Christmas stamps in Great Britain (Scott 478-479), then the contests were in 1981 (960-964) and 2013 (3246-3247).
Similar to 2013 event, the topic to the future stamps is the meaning of Christmas to each child. Every kid at age from 4 to 11 can join this competition. The ideas should be sent till the 17th of March.
At first the panel of judges will sort two best works out of 120 participants. The patterns for future stamps will be approved by the Queen Elizabeth II herself, as it is a tradition with all the stamps in Great Britain.
At summer we will find out who is the winner.
These designs will be issued for the first class and second class stamps of Christmas edition on the 7th of November.
Stephen Agar, a managing director of Royal Mail commented that he is excited to give children an opportunity to participate, to expand their creativity and to design an official stamp for Royal Mail. The winning design will decorate millions of letters and mail over the season of celebrations.