Russell urges children to get involved in Royal Mail Christmas Children’s Stamp Art Competition

We may just have experienced the reality of midsummer but there’s now a reason to look to Christmas

The Royal Mail’s Christmas Children’s Stamp Art Competition for 2013 is now open.

This competition is for primary school aged pupils from 4-11. There will be two winners – one seeing their design on a First Class Christmas Stamp; the other on a Second Class Christmas Stamp.

Michael Russell MSP is urging Argyll and Bute children to get involved in this, saying: ‘I would like to support and encourage Primary schools to take part. It would also be great to see one of the publicity events  in this constituency. It would be a great thrill to see stamps in production that are designed here by a local pupil. I hope many will participate and I wish them good luck.’

The theme of the competition is ‘What does the Christmas season mean to you?’ The designs can be religious or secular.

Schools and parents of home-schooled children can sign-up to the competition online [link below] or by returning the postcard in a resource pack sent to them by iChild, the online educational resource centre,  in association with Royal Mail.

Applications for the resource packs will be sent out on a first come first served basis.

Entries must be received by the closing date of 19th July.

Full details of the competition, including how to enter, can be found on this page of the Royal Mail website.The winners of the competition will be announced in September and the stamps will be available to buy in all Post Offices from 5th November.

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