2017 sees the return of the Christmas Stamp Design Competition and already schoolchildren around the UK are practising their drawing skills.Primary school children aged 4 to 11 years are being invited to draw a picture of ‘What does the Christmas season mean to you? The competition winners will see their stamps on millions of items of mail over the festive season.
Molly Robson’s winning design 2013
In the Royal Mail’s 500-year history children’s designs have only been used 3 times on Christmas stamps; 1966, the year the first Christmas stamps were issued in the UK, 1981 & 2013.
Rosie Hargreaves winning design 2013
There will be two winners, who will be announced in the summer, and the winning pictures – one to appear on a 1st Class stamp, the other on a 2nd Class stamp – will be chosen from 120 regional finalists. Both winning designs will have to be approved by Her Majesty The Queen
Stamps will go on sale in the UK on 7th November, 2017.
Hurry, all competition entries must be received by 17th March 2017.