Royal Mail has announced the two winners of this year’s Royal Mail Christmas Stamp Design competition which were chosen by HRH The Prince Of Wales.
This year’s competition saw a massive 200,000 entries from children in the UK. The winning designs were ‘Santa Claus on his sleigh on a starry night’ by Ted Lewis-Clark, aged 10, and ‘Snow family’ by 9-year old Arwen Wilson.
Ted’s ‘Stamp’ design will appear on the 1st Class Christmas Stamp and ‘Snow family’ by Arwen will feature on the 2nd Class Christmas stamp.
A special postmark will be featured on mail delivered to addresses nationwide. Each child will have their name on the postmark for a week in Novemeber which will read: “Ted Lewis-Clark/Arwen Wilson – Winner of Royal Mail’s Christmas Stamp Design Competition.” Ted and Arwen’s postmarks will feature on mail delivered from 7 November and 14 November, respectively.
Artist, Mary Rouncefield, who was part of the South West Regional judging panel had said Ted’s design was, ‘A clear winner..!’
Geoff Braden from Royal Mail, one of the West Midlands Regional judges said of Arwen’s design: “I particularly like the Christmas pudding and the mischievous Snowman with the snowballs.”
Royal Mail Chief Executive Officer, Moya Greene, said: “We received a phenomenal response to our Christmas Stamp Design Competition this year with over 200,000 entries from children across the UK.
“HRH The Prince of Wales has selected the two overall winners, and we congratulate Ted and Arwen, whose designs will be featured on millions of stamps this Christmas.
“I hope all the children who entered the competition continue being creative and artistic.”
The stamps will be available from the 7th November onwards.
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